Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott has turned a hard right politically….
Fighting mask and vaccine pushes….
Fighting abortion and women’s rights….
Fighting voting rights….
Seems that his politics IS costing him polling approval numbers….
Now this IS Texas….
Come Election Day?
Right leaners seem to be able prevail…..
A new Dallas Morning News/University of Texas poll finds Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) overall support is plunging, potentially leaving him vulnerable to the likes of actor Matthew McConaughey and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke.
A whopping 54% of Texans surveyed think the state is on the wrong track. Just 45% approve of the governor’s job performance.
Now seeing the above?
We have this …..
Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke is preparing to run for governor of Texas in 2022, with an announcement expected later this year, Texas political operatives tell Axios.
Why it matters: O’Rourke’s entry would give Democrats a high-profile candidate with a national fundraising network to challenge Republican Gov. Greg Abbott — and give O’Rourke, a former three-term congressman from El Paso and 2020 presidential candidate and voting rights activist, a path to a political comeback.
- But he would be running in a complicated political environment. Immigration is surging at the southern border and Democrats at the national level are bracing for a brutal midterm election and potentially losing the House of Representatives in 2022.
- A new poll for the Dallas Morning News shows that O’Rourke has narrowed the gap with Abbott in a hypothetical matchup, down, 37%-42%. In July, O’Rourke faced a 12-point deficit, 33%-45%.
- Over the summer, Abbot has seen his approval rating sink to 41%, with 50% disapproving, in a separate poll.
Driving the news: O’Rourke has been calling political allies to solicit their advice, leaving them with the impression that he’s made his decision to run in the country’s second-largest state….