Skip to comments.Poll: Greg Abbott widening lead in Texas
Posted on 02/24/2014 10:42:32 AM PST by 12th_Monkey
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott leads Democrat Wendy Davis by 11 points, according to a new poll Monday.
Forty-seven percent of voters said they back Abbott, while 36 percent would vote for Davis, a University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll found. Seventeen percent of registered voters said they had no opinion.
The new poll represents a widening gap between Abbott and Davis. In October, the survey found Abbott leading Davis by just 6 percent.
Meanwhile, the poll also found that Rep. Steve Stockman poses a minor threat to Sen. John Cornyn in the Senate race. Sixty-two percent of likely Republican voters would support Cornyn, while just 16 percent would back Stockman, according to the survey.
In the Democratic Senate primary, Kesha Rogers leads with 35 percent of likely Democratic voters. Rogers has called for the impeachment of President Barack Obama and repeal of the Affordable Care Act, according to The Dallas Morning News.
The poll surveyed 1,200 registered voters online between Feb. 7 and Feb. 17 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.83 percentage points. The questions of likely Republican primary voters have a margin of error of plus or minus 4.56 percentage points, and the questions of likely Democratic primary voters have a margin of error of plus or minus 6.04 percentage points.
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As an FYI, not sure if this is state wide or not, but some YES, No type questions are also on the ticket too. Should Obamacare be repealed, conceal and carry, religious freedom and a couple of others. If you didn't see those, let me know, I'm just curious.
Im going Abbot!
good choice, I hope Reps get behind him solidly.
What with her being so honest & all.
Whose soaring on the Tweets of her Lefties, lying to everybody she meets, whose faking out the minds of the dummies, everyone knows its Wendy.
And Wendy tells stormy lies, flashing her mascara eyes, and likes to see babies die, for womens rights, its her delights.
I don't know which is worse - those who'd vote for the Liar, or those who have no opinion :(
I guess the little media tantrum about Ted Nugent didn’t have the desired effect.
This doesn’t surprise me in the least. Davis was a lightweight who got national media attention by hyping her position on abortion, which is completely out of touch with the position most Texans take. Once the media hype died down, she stuck her foot in her mouth again and again and fizzled out. If an extreme Lib lightweight like Davis has a real chance in Texas, conservatives are in trouble.
Abbott will win as governor. Cornyn will retain his seat in the Senate.
Cornyn is somewhat “rinoish”, but the business community/big donors like him and that gives him a huge fund-raising edge. Also, he is pretending to be conservative again, so that will likely assuage most of the more casual republican voters down here. I know that isn’t what most freepers want to hear about Cornyn, but it seems likely.
Cornyn is polling a little over 60%. Still 40% say they’re voting against that POS RINO so he and Karl Rove can still KMA.
Dwayne Stovall has been endorsed by the following Tea Party / Conservative Groups in Texas:
Grassroots America - We the People
South Texas Tea Party Network
Nacogdoches Tea Party
Stand Across America
Young Republicans of Houston
Republican Liberty Caucus of CD 36
Kaufman Tea Party
Pearland Tea Party
Facebook Tea Party
Montague County Tea Party
Sam Houston Tea Party
Llano Tea Party
Cass County Tea Party
Wichita Falls Tea Party
Lake Jackson Tea Party (straw poll win)
Ellis County (straw poll win)
Tri-County Tea Party
Clearlake Tea Party
Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment
Alvin Tea Party
Firefighters for Liberty
I cannot figure out why the national TEA/Conservative groups haven’t endorsed him. They seem to be staying away from the TX Senator race with a 10’ pole.
36% support Wendy?? Amazing how stupid so many voters are. The left is now reduced to attacking Abbott for being disabled and for having Ted Nugent endorse him, yet 36% of Texas voters remain morons?
The people voting for her have no idea what the word "honest" means, and wouldn't recognize an honest person if said person wore a sandwich board.
To the extent that the poll portends the outcome of this election, I am encouraged. But it is most disconcerting that a candidate so blatantly unqualified as Davis could pull the support of 36% of the electorate.
I would bet you’d get the same number of votes if the democrats nominated a dead dog.
I saw private poll numbers this weekend and they line up with this poll on Cornyn. And I saw George P polling at 67%. Sucks.
I knew it. I keep getting suggested posts on FB about her. I left a post saying she must be desperate to spend so much time sending those to conservatives and out of staters. Others are fed up with her sending those too. Very few supported her. Bless her little heart.
We have to go look at where Cruz was polling this week two years ago to find the truth.
So even with the lack of media coverage and condemnation by the state media over her flip flops on guns and her own abortion views, she is falling? On top of the full court press of the same media and editorial boards to condemn and make a racial deal out of Abbott’s comment comparing the corruption in the Rio Grande Valley to that of the third world, their darling COULD NOT increase her lead and she lost points???
George P polling at 67%
Aw, heck no!!! I told TX to stay out da Bushes :(
Problem is last time, Tom Leppert took 15% or so of the primary vote. There’s no “Tom Leppert” candidate in the race this time. So Cornyn is benefitting. The Electorate mix right now seems to be 60% RINO/40% Non-RINO.
Last time polling was:
These are registered voters numbers, not likely voter numbers, so I hope Tea Party really shows up and forces a miracle runoff. But it would be a miracle based on the numbers I’ve seen.
I think he's going to get nibbled to death by ducks.
Private Poll I saw this weekend:
UTex Poll in this article:
Honesty, character and integrity doesn’t factor into the Democratic vote.
That private poll goes way out against 5 polls that show Cornyn under 50%. Seems to be a big outlier.
Voted for Stovall, but it’s an uphill battle to fight Cornyn’s fat cat contributors and the urban papers who hate real conservative candidates.
IMHO, that 17% is the so called “independent” vote. They are waiting to see who is trending to win before making a decision.
Bunch of lily livered chicken $h!t cowards
Texans pretty much agree with most things Ted says. His language was a bit over the top, but it didn’t bother me. Besides, the Dems said the same kinds of things about Bush and the media didn’t even flinch. Turnabout is fair play.
“Hmmm, should I get an abortion or just go out for new shoes”
Buh bye Abortion Barbie. The 15 mins are over.
IMHO, complacency is the conservatives greatest enemy.
Abbott needs a landslide, but my opinion is that the vote will be relatively close. Close enough to empower all the Soros backed groups trying to flip Texas.
I agree. I had no problem voting against Cornhole today. If a run off is forced, then there is a slight chance to get rid of him.
Starting at Austin and moving south, Texas is red and getting redder. The illegals, if they vote, and the dems are going to make sure of that, could swing the election.
Texas has the same problem as the rest of the country, low info idiots outnumber thinking Americans.
I voted Stovall so I think he’s being underreported in polls I’ve seen that show Cornyn at 60% or so. But he might be taking votes from Stockman rather than Cornyn. Tea Party needs to show up big time next Tuesday and we need to hope for bad weather to keep the Establishment voters at home.
“I would bet youd get the same number of votes if the democrats nominated a dead dog.”
You are correct. It’s not the name or qualifications it’s the -D behind the name.
Closer it get to the election, we’ll see an influx of “stars” and Democratic heavy hitters come into the state. The weak minded will fall for all the BS and march stupidly into the polls and vote for her.
Seems so. The only ones offended by Abbotts comment are the libs. Conservatives know it’s true
it’s not over till it’s over.
We're voting Stovall, too. Don't know that we're going to force Cornyn into a run-off...and, if we do, beating him would be a very long shot.
However, it's becoming obvious that Dewhurst will end up in a run-off...and is going to be roadkill. That will be a pretty strong statement.
I votes Stovall too. And I agree, tea party needs to show up big time on Tuesday.
Given her previous ineptitude in things political, I’m waiting for Davis to come out and say:
1) Chili is bad for you and should never be given to children. Besides, she adds, it tastes bad unless it has beans.
2) The Alamo should be torn down to build low cost housing for the poor.
3) Miscegenation between whites and Mexicans should be discouraged.
4) Texas would be a better place if it was more like New York.
5) “Go Sooners!”
Exactly. Dewhurst is toast.