Beto O'Rourke. Photo: Kimberly White/Getty Images for MoveOn

60% of Texas Democrats would rather see Beto O'Rourke return to his home state in 2020 to challenge Republican John Cornyn for his Senate seat rather than continue to pursue the Democratic presidential nomination, according to a Quinnipiac University poll.

Why it matters: O'Rourke catapulted to the national stage after almost unseating Sen. Ted Cruz in one of the most surprisingly competitive elections of 2018. With a 24-candidate primary field, voters could be looking at the Democrats who haven't broken out in national polling to run in the Senate, where not many high-profile names have announced campaigns.

The big picture: The new Quinnipiac survey suggests that former Vice President Joe Biden is polling ahead of Trump in a head-to-head matchup by a full 4% in Texas — traditionally a Republican stronghold. Four other Democrats are polling within the margin of error (+/- 3.4).

By the numbers:

  • Biden (48%) over Trump (44%)
  • Trump (46%) over Sen. Elizabeth Warren (45%)
  • Trump (48%) over Beto O'Rourke (45%)
  • Trump (47%) over Sen. Bernie Sanders (44%)
  • Trump (46%) over Mayor Pete Buttigieg (44%)
  • Trump (47%) over Sen. Kamala Harris (43%)
  • Trump (46%) over former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro (43%)

Go deeper: The size of the Democratic field is causing big problems

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The transformation of the Fed

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The Federal Reserve is undergoing an overhaul. Conceived to keep inflation in check and oversee the country's money supply, the central bank is now essentially directing the economy and moving away from worries about rising prices.

What we're hearing: The move to act less quickly and forcefully to tamp down on inflation has been in the works for years, but some economists fear that the Fed is moving too far from its original mandate.

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The college football season is on the brink

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Power 5 commissioners held an emergency meeting on Sunday to discuss the growing concern that fall sports can't be played because of COVID-19.

Driving the news: The Mid-American Conference on Saturday became the first FBS league to postpone fall sports and move them to the spring, and there are rumblings that Power 5 conferences are ready to follow suit.

Uber CEO proposes "benefits funds" for gig workers

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. Photo: Scott Heins/Getty Images)

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi called for establishing "benefits funds" for gig workers in a New York Times op-ed out Monday.

Why it matters: Gig workers, who remain independent contractors and not employees, have long pushed companies like Uber for benefits comparable to those received by traditional workers. The coronavirus pandemic and its resultant economic strain has broadened those calls.