PPP: Greg Abbott Now Leads Wendy Davis Even Among Women Voters

Image: PPP: Greg Abbott Now Leads Wendy Davis Even Among Women Voters

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 09:15 PM

By Cathy Burke

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis' support from women is slipping, as she now trails her Republican opponent, Gregg Abbott, among those voters, says a new Public Policy Polling survey.

The poll found that 35 percent of women gave Abbott a favorable rating, while 27 percent handed him an unfavorable rating. In comparison, 46 percent of women gave Davis an unfavorable rating and only 32 percent delivered a favorable rating.

Overall, the survey showed Abbott leading Davis in the Texas race by 51 percent to 37 percent. The poll's margin of error is plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.

Davis became a rising Democratic star after her 13-hour filibuster against an abortion bill last summer, and she campaigned as a champion for women's health causes and equal pay.

"It looks like it's going to be an uphill battle for Democrats in Texas this year," said Dean Debnam, PPP president. "Barack Obama's approval rating in the state is 36 percent, and that makes life hard for his party's candidates."

Both candidates have had bumps in the road along the campaign trail.

Davis' campaign faltered after a Dallas Morning News feature questioned details about her past. She later confessed to the inconsistencies.

Abbott came under fire fire for his association with outspoken rocker Ted Nugent.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

WSJ: Republicans Could Win Up to 10 Senate Seats in November

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 07:24 AM

Republicans are running competitively for 10 Senate seats now held by Democrats, heightening chances for the party to ca . . .

Analysts: Hispanic Voters Care About More Than Immigration

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 06:35 AM

To make inroads among Hispanic voters the GOP needs to emphasize its economic platform, particularly education, writes J . . .

Christie Pension Battle Called a Test for 2016

Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 22:30 PM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's push for more reform of public pensions may put him to the test as he considers a 2016  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved