Matthew McConaughey has been flirting with a run for Texas Governor…
Abbott does better in this poll than the last one a month ago when he trailed the actor by 12% points….
The actor has NOT said which party he run with IF he ran for Governor…
McConaughey is up the bed over Abbott he runs as a Democrat….
We’ll keep our eye on this but remember….
Beto O’Rourke could elect to run for Governor and Democrats tend to start out strong in Texas and then fizzle out come Election Day….
Democrats would fall over themselves if they could capture the Texas Governorship….
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) holds a slight lead in a new poll over potential challenger Matthew McConaughey, as the actor mulls a bid against the two-term governor.
The poll, released Sunday by The Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler, found that 39 percent of registered voters in Texas support Abbott, while 38 percent say they would back McConaughey over the governor.
The margin between Abbott and McConaughey narrowed over the past two months. A similar poll released in April found that 45 percent of registered voters surveyed would support McConaughey, while only 33 percent would vote for Abbott…
McConaughey attracted majority support among Texas Democrats, according to the new poll, with 56 percent saying they would support him over Abbott, who attracted support from 15 percent of Democratic respondents. That margin, however, was an improvement for Abbott, who trailed McConaughey by 58 percentage points among Democrats in April.
The actor also attracted support from Texas independents, 39 percent of whom said they would support him, as opposed to 29 percent who said they would back Abbott. That margin, however, narrowed from April, when McConaughey led Abbott among independents by 16 percent.
The actor’s support trailed significantly behind that of Abbott, however, among Texas Republicans, with 69 percent supporting Abbott. Only 22 percent threw their support behind McConaughey. In April, Abbott led among Republicans by just 26 percent….