Tyler, Texas (KXAN) — Republican incumbents continue to lead Democratic challengers in Texas’ three major statewide election campaigns. A new poll was released Monday morning.
A recent survey by the University of Texas Tyler and the Dallas Morning News shared the preferences of 1,268 registered voters across the state, just 50 days before Election Day. The two organizations checked the pulse of these voters from Sept. 6-13.
The poll found that 47% of respondents said they planned to vote for Governor Greg Abbott, and 38% said they would vote for Beto O’Rourke. Support for Abbott Last votes taken by these organizations at the beginning of August.
Abbott had a 9 percent lead over O’Rourke in the poll. Another poll released last week by the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Political Project The difference between the two candidates was only 5 percentage points.
Meanwhile, in the Texas lieutenant governor’s race, incumbent Dan Patrick led Democrat Mike Collier in the UT-Tyler poll by 3 percentage points from the previous month. The poll showed that 39% of his voters would support Patrick, compared with 28% who said they would vote for Collier, leaving him 11% behind.
of August UT Tyler and Dallas Morning News Poll He suggested that Democrats may have their best chance of firing Attorney General Ken Paxton. At the time, he was just two percentage points ahead of the Democratic nominee, civil rights attorney Rochelle Garza. But the latest results show Republicans leading even further, with Paxton at 37% behind him and Garza at 30% behind him, by no small margin.
Views on abortion, marijuana legalization, and age to buy guns
A pollster asked Texans for their thoughts on a number of hot issues, including access to abortion, legalizing marijuana, and possible age limits when buying guns like the AR-15. .
The poll posed the following specific questions to voters: Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade Allow the state to determine abortion policy? As a result, 46% voted in favor (30% strongly agree, 16% somewhat % strongly disagreed) and their attitudes were quite evenly split. However, a poll found that 8% of his respondents said they were “not sure” of their opinion on the topic.
In the wake of the Robb Elementary School shooting in May, many families and community leaders have called on Governor Abbott to call a special legislative session. Raising the Age of Buying Guns Like the AR-15Used by Uvalde archers. UT-Tyler and pollsters for The Dallas Morning News asked whether he was for or against raising the age at which he could buy from 18 to 21.
A majority of voters said they supported the idea regardless of political affiliation. 50% are very supportive. 14% are moderately supportive. 9% somewhat agree. Breaking the results down by party, 62% of Democrats, 50% of independents and 40% of Republicans said they were the most supportive (“strongly agree”) with the proposal.
Marijuana legalization also received strong support from Texas voters in this latest poll. When asked about the medical use of the drug, 67% said yes (41% strongly agree, 26% agree) and 38% disagree (12% strongly disagree, 9% disagree). Only 11% of respondents said they had mixed feelings about the medical use of marijuana.
Disagreements on legalizing recreational marijuana use were higher among voters who supported the possibility (30% strongly disagreed, 16% strongly support, 21% support).
The pollster asked voters specifically what they thought Governor Abbott’s plan to bus immigrants From the US-Mexico border to other cities, especially along the East Coast. Several of these buses dropped people off outside the residence of Vice President Kamala Harris last week.
In the latest poll, 54% supported efforts to drive buses to those handled by customs and border agents, while 29% said they were against it.While 16% weren’t sure how to feel about it. said.
Check out the full breakdown of our findings. Click here for the latest UT-Tyler and Dallas Morning News poll.
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