Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke HAD been closing incumbent Texas Republican Gov. Abbott….
But that has changed as the latest poll from CBS News has Abbott 8% points ahead……
President Biden seems to have no ‘coattails’ at all in the state….
Politics and the race for governor
Gov. Abbott gets mixed results when Texans look at the job he’s doing. Most Republicans like the job he’s doing, most Democrats do not, while independents are split down the middle. Still, in a state that leans more red than the rest of the country, he is viewed as doing a better job as governor than Joe Biden is as president.
Despite his low approval marks, early polling shows Greg Abbott with an eight-point lead over Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke, if the election for governor of Texas were held today.