Abbott leads O’Rourke steadily in new Texas poll

Governor of Texas Greg Abbott (R) has a 7-point lead over Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke in Lone Star’s gubernatorial race, a new poll shows.

of Dallas Morning News – University of Texas Tyler Polls show Abbott’s 46-39% lead over O’Rourke has held steady since May.

Abbott drew the majority of his support from the state’s Republican voters in a new poll, with more than three-quarters saying they “approved” or “strongly approved” of his handling of the gubernatorial office. compared to just 22% of Democrats.

85% of Republicans said they would vote for Abbott for governor, and 81% of Democrats said they would vote for O’Rourke.

A slightly higher percentage of Democrats reported supporting Abbott across party lines, 12% and 8% respectively, than Republicans said they would do the same for O’Rourke.

A higher proportion of respondents said Abbott was better than O’Rourke in reducing crime, policing the border, managing electrical grids and handling the economy, but O’Rourke “brings people together” better than Abbott. More respondents answered that they were superior in points.

Overall, 47% of respondents approve of Abbott’s work and 49% disapprove. More than half of voters surveyed said they believe Texas is “going in the wrong direction” under current leadership, with 56% and 43% saying they are heading in the right direction. says.

At the same time, just over half (53%) of respondents said they approve of Abbott’s control of the state economy.

Meanwhile, 51% said they would approve Abbott’s immigration at the southern border. send Immigrant buses headed from the US-Mexico border to New York City and Washington DC in protest against the president Biden’s immigration policy.

A new survey found that Republicans were most likely to attribute Texas inflation and rising costs of living to Biden and Congress, while Democrats equally attributed the problem to Washington and Abbott and Texas lawmakers, mostly “supply.” returned to the problem.

O’Rourke won the Texas Democratic primary in March and will face Abbott in the November general election.

The poll, conducted Aug. 1-7, polled 1,384 registered voters and reported that 33% were Democrats and 40% were Republicans. 27% said they don’t belong to either political party. The margin of error was 2.8 points.

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