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Quinnipiac Poll: Abbott Leads O'Rourke by 5 Points in Texas Race for Governor

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (Loren Elliott/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 16 June 2022 10:41 AM EDT

Just under half — 48% — of Texas voters favor incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, over Democrat Beto O’Rourke, who is supported by 43%, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.

The poll noted the race has tightened since a December survey when 52% said they supported Abbott and 37% said they backed O’Rourke.

Results of the poll, released Wednesday:

  • 46% say they have a favorable opinion of Abbott; 45% say they view him unfavorably.
  • 38% say they have a favorable opinion of O’Rourke; 43% say they view him unfavorably.
  • 53% say Abbott would do a better job handling the situation at the southern border; 38% say O’Rourke would.
  • 44% say O’Rourke would do a better job handling the abortion issue in Texas; 42% say Abbott would.
  • 90% of Republican voters say they favor Abbott; 5% say they support O’Rourke.
  • 96% of Democrats say they support O’Rourke; 2% favor Abbott.
  • 46% of independents say they favor Abbott; 40% support O’Rourke.

The poll, conducted June 9-13, surveyed 1,257 Texas voters. The margin of error is plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.

Jeffrey Rodack

Jeffrey Rodack, who has nearly a half century in news as a senior editor and city editor for national and local publications, has covered politics for Newsmax for nearly seven years.

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Almost half — 48% — of Texas voters favor incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, over Democrat Beto O’Rourke, who is supported by 43%, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.
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