Texas — Latest Dallas Morning News and University of Texas Tyler Poll He was released on Monday, but the results show that Gov. Beto O’Rourke’s Democratic nominee may have his job cut for him.
The poll found that incumbent Republican Governor Greg Abbott led the former Congressman by 9 percentage points, 47% to 38%.
Green party and libertarian candidates had less than 5% voter turnout, with 6% of respondents saying ‘someone else’.
Recent UT/Texas Politics Project poll Abbott only led O’Rourke by 5 points.
The Republican Party continues to dominate in other major elections in Texas. Incumbent Republican Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has an 11-point lead over Democratic challenger Mike Collier in the polls. Collier in 2018 has been within 5 points of him since taking Patrick’s spot.
Despite the legal troubles that continue to plague him, a new poll shows Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton ahead of Democratic challenger Rochelle Garza by seven points.
Extensive polls also address issues important to Texas voters. When it came to Texas’ power grid, 14% of his respondents said they were confident there wouldn’t be another massive blackout like the one that hit the state during the 2021 winter storms. I’m here. considerable confidence.
A total of 34% of respondents said they supported school choices that allowed state funds to be transferred to private schools.
On the topic of discussing racism and other discrimination issues in the classroom, 36% of respondents said they strongly agree that teachers in Texas should be allowed to discuss these topics. .
When it comes to gun violence, 32% of respondents said they were very concerned about possible shootings in their community. 11% said they strongly agree that elected officials are doing enough to prevent mass shootings like at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, while 35% said they strongly disagree. A total of 50% of respondents said they would support raising the age of buying a semi-automatic rifle significantly from his 18 to his 21.
On abortion, 30% of respondents said they strongly supported the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and allow states to set abortion policies. A total of 36% said abortion should be illegal in most cases, 28% said abortion should be legal in most cases, and 22% said it should be legal in all cases. said.
The poll included a random sample of 1,268 registered Texas voters and was conducted from September 6 to September 13 with a margin of error of +/- 2.8.
http://www.spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/austin/news/2022/09/20/september-poll-puts-gov–greg-abbott-9-points-ahead-of-beto-o-rourke September poll puts Abbott ahead of O’Rourke by 9 points