Poll: Greg Abbott maintains 7-point lead over Beto O’Rourke in Texas governor’s racedfwnewsa | September 8, 2022 | 0 | politics , Texas Politics
The latest poll comes from the University of Houston and Texas Southern University, which shows Gov. Greg Abbott leading Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke, 49% to 42%, with 7% undecided.
The poll shows that while O’Rourke maintains big advantages with Black and Latino voters, he is even with Abbott with women voters, with both getting 45%.
Abbott remains strong with white voters with a 29% lead over O’Rourke, along with support from older voters from Silent Generation/Baby Boomers to Generation X voters.
The race for lieutenant governor is a little tighter, with Republican incumbent Dan Patrick leading Democratic challenger Mike Collier 49% to 43%, with 8% undecided.
Even though Collier holds leads on Patrick in key demographics, he is leading Patrick by only one percentage point with women voters (46% to 45%), while Patrick has 26% leads among white voters and older voters.
In the attorney general race, GOP incumbent Ken Paxton holds a narrow lead over Democratic challenger Rochelle Garza, 45% to 42%, with 10% undecided. Libertarian candidate Mark Ash got 3% in the poll.
Garza holds big leads over Paxton among Black, Latino and younger voters, while leading women voters 45% to 40%. Paxton has leads among white voters, men and older voters.
To look at the information from the poll, click here.