Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) leads Democrat challenger Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke in the Lone Star State’s gubernatorial race, according to a Dallas Morning News-University of Texas at Tyler poll released Sunday.
Overall, 56 percent of Texas voters said the country is headed in the wrong direction, and a plurality, 48 percent, blamed President Biden and Congress for inflation and the higher cost of living.
While Abbott has a slightly better approval rating than O’Rourke – 46 percent approve of the governor while 44 percent report an at least “somewhat” favorable impression of the O’Rourke – voters are still choosing Abbott in the race. He leads with 46 percent support, followed by O’Rourke with 39 percent.
Also, 55% of Texans approve of Abbott’s decision to spend billions of state dollars to deploy soldiers and police at the border, and 51% favor his recent move to provide bus rides for migrants to Washington, D.C. Nearly two-thirds of state voters support the federal public health order that closes U.S. borders to immigrants without visas, known as Title 42.
Looks like O’Rourke, the gun-grabbing radical with the faux Latino nickname, is headed for yet another political loss.