Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are in a statistical dead heat in Texas, according to a poll released eight days before the state's crucial presidential primary.
In the CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released Monday, 50 percent of likely Democratic primary voters said Obama is their choice for the party's nominee, while 46 percent backed Clinton.
Texas and Ohio, which both hold primaries March 4, are considered must-win states for Clinton. Watch what challenges the candidates face in Texas, Ohio »