Incumbent Texas Governor Greg Abbott has undoubtedly caused fury in the Beto O’Rourke camp, as the latter valiantly attempts to take over the former’s position.
Going as far as to make a public ruckus at a public event and exploit tragedies, such as mass shootings, in an effort to make Abbott look ineffective, O’Rourke is likely greatly displeased by the latest poll numbers, which reveal that the Republican has a vastly greater lead over the flailing Democrat.
According to the results of a poll jointly conducted by the University of Texas and the Texas Politics Project Poll, Abbott presently leads O’Rourke by 45 percent to 39 percent.
Of the participants surveyed, 10 percent indicated that they had not contemplated the election at enough length to respond, while 6 percent indicated that they would back a different candidate for governor.
The results of the poll mirror those found by a CBS News-You Gov Texas poll, which revealed that 49 percent supported Abbott’s candidacy, as opposed to 41 percent in favor of O’Rourke.
Additional analysis from the poll revealed sharp divisions along partisan lines.
Of the Democrats polled, 87 percent indicated support for O’Rourke. In contrast, 84 percent of Republicans indicated their support for Abbott.
Abbott also fared well among independent voters, with 33 percent supporting Abbott, as opposed to 22 percent supporting O’Rourke.
When participants were asked about the legitimacy of Joe Biden’s presidency, 54 percent indicated that he won fairly.
In contrast, 35 percent believe that Biden won illegitimately while 11 percent remained unsure.
From a partisan standpoint, 92 percent of Democrats argued that Biden won without cheating, whereas only 66 percent of Republicans held similar views.
These particular responses remain unchanged from an earlier poll, which took place in February.
As far as the protests on January 6, 2021 are concerned, 54 percent of Texas residents believe that the protestors were attempting to overturn the results of the election, as opposed to 36 percent who disagree.
Approximately 1,200 Texans were surveyed, with a margin of error of 2.83 percent.