Texas Governor’s Race Election: Greg Abbott vs. Beto O’Rourke

The poll increased Abbott’s lead from seven points in August — 46% to 39% — to nine points this month.

DALLAS — Gov. Greg Abbott extended his lead to nine points over Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke in a new poll released Monday.

Abbott led O’Rourke with 47-38% the latest poll from the University of Texas at Tyler and The Dallas Morning News.

The poll polled 1,268 registered voters Sept. 6-13 and asked who they would cast their ballot for governor. Choices included Abbott, O’Rourke, Green Party candidate Delilah Barrios, Libertarian candidate Mark Tippetts and someone else.

The poll increased Abbott’s lead in the poll from seven points in August — 46% to 39% — to nine points this month. Election day is November 8th.

A poll released last week by the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas at Austin showed Abbott has a five-point lead over Abbott and receives 45% support, compared to 40% for O’Rourke.

Abbott gained ground among independent voters in the new poll released Monday, from 31% in August to 35% this month.

O’Rourke also gained among independent voters from 34% to 36% but lost four points among Latino voters from 45% to 41% and four points among Democrats from 81% to 77%.

O’Rourke’s favor slipped slightly, while Abbott’s approval rose slightly over the past month.

In August, 23% of respondents had a “very positive” impression of O’Rourke and 20% had a “rather positive” impression. Those numbers dropped to 21% and 19%, respectively.

Abbott’s agreement rating in the August poll was 21% for “strongly agree” and 26% for “agree.” These numbers increase to 25% for “strongly agree” and decrease by one point to 25% for “agree”.

Barrios and Tippetts both earned 3% in the poll, 6% of voters chose “someone else” and 2% said they didn’t know.

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Laura Coffey

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