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.
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