Poll: Abbott Holds Steady Lead Over O’Rourke for Texas Governor

A new survey has Texas Gov. Greg Abbott possessing a firm 7-point lead over Democratic Party nominee Beto O’Rourke in the state’s gubernatorial race.

The Dallas Morning News-University of Texas at Tyler poll hasn’t changed much since May, with the Republican Abbott consistently holding at 46% and O’Rourke at 39% when surveying registered voters within the state.

One possible explanation for the lack of movement with polling trends: More than three-quarters of Republican respondents to the survey either “strongly approve” or “approve” of Abbott’s work as Texas governor, which dates back to January 2015.

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