Texas Gov. Greg Abbott 8 Points Ahead of Democrat Beto O’Rourke in Governor’s Race

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According to a CBS/YouGov poll, Greg Abbott (R. Texas) leads Beto O’Rourke(D.Texas), who was the unsuccessful presidential candidate.

49% of Texas adults said they would vote to elect Abbott and 41% for O’Rourke, respectively, if the election for Governor of Texas were held the day before. O’Rourke has a 25-point lead over Abbott in independent voters. 55% of the surveyed supported Abbott and 30% supported O’Rourke’s failed U.S. Senate Campaign. Six percent were unsure who they should support.

Abbott leads both in male and female demographics, by 52 percent and 45 percent, respectively. He also leads among Texans between the ages of 30-44, 45-60, 65, and older.

Abbott, who was elected in 2014 and 2018, is now running for a third term as governor of the Lone Star State. Ted Cruz (Republican from Texas) was elected senator during the 2018 midterm election. However, he did not win one delegate.

Beto O’Rourke (Democratic candidate for governor) interrupts a Texas Governor Press Conference. Greg Abbott May 25, 2022. The day before, he was responding to a shooting at Robb elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.

In the aftermath of the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas, where a gunman murdered 19 children and two teachers, O’Rourke crashed an Abbott press conference out of the blue in what Uvalde Mayor Don Mcloughlin called an effort to score cheap political points.

“You’re doing nothing,” O’Rourke told the governor.

McLoughlin said, “He needs to get his fans out here.” Sir, you’re out of line! Sir! Please get out of the auditorium. “It is unbelievable that you would come here to raise political issues,” said the mayor. ”

This poll was conducted between June 22nd and 27th, with an error margin of 4.7%.