Abbott Keeps 7-Point Lead Over Beto O’Rourke In Texas Gov Race

Texas GOP governor has kept a steady, single-digit lead over former Texas congressman, since at least spring, when each advanced in respective primary.

  • Polls conducted by Dallas Morning News-University of Texas at Tyler shows Abbott leading 46-39%  over O’Rourke, consistent numbers since May.
  • New poll-survey also shows about three-quarters of state GOP voters “approve” or “strongly approve” of Abbott’s handling of the governorship.
  • Eighty-five percent of Republicans say they’d vote for Abbott, while 81% of Democrats say they’d vote for O’Rourke.
  • Poll-survey was conducted Aug. 1-17 among 1,384 registered voters
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