The current Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) has been charged with securities fraud by the feds (seven years ago?)
He’s a strong Trump and Republican supporter…
We now have a poll with Democratic challenger Rochelle Garza within 2% points of Paxton….
The recent history is Democrats may poll close to Republicans before elections…
But simply do NOT will elections state wide…
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) and Democratic challenger Rochelle Garza are almost tied ahead of this year’s midterms, a poll released Monday shows.
The Dallas Morning News-University of Texas at Tyler poll found Paxton leading Garza 34 to 32 percent among Texas voters, within the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.
Paxton and Garza both garnered the bulk of their support from their own party, with 68 percent of Democrats and 64 percent of Republicans saying they’d back their party’s nominee in the race.
Slightly more Democrats would support Paxton (9 percent) than Republicans would support Garza (7 percent). Garza had a 5-point lead among independents.
Among those who support Garza, a former ACLU attorney, 13 percent reported what they most like about her is that she’s “not Paxton,” the second most popular reason after her party affiliation. The next-highest cited reason for supporting Garza was “honesty/trust,” at 12 percent, which was cited less often as a reason for supporting Paxton, at 6 percent….