What Polls Say About Beto O’Rourke vs. Greg Abbott 2 Months Before Election! – USA-TECHNEWS

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Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott continues to hold a single-digit lead over Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke about two months before the November election.

The latest University of Houston-Texas Southern University poll from Aug. 28 showed Abbott leading O’Rourke by seven points, 49% to 42%. About 7% of voters remain undecided while 1% are expected to vote for the Libertarian Party and Green Party candidates.

Of the 1,312 likely voters surveyed, 1,012 said they were “almost certain” to vote. Support for Abbott among those most likely to vote increased his lead over O’Rourke to 12%, with 5% undecided.

Abbott’s largest voting blocs are white and male voters, in which he leads by 29% and 18%, respectively. O’Rourke leads in support for blacks and Hispanics, by 57% and 15%, respectively.

Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference on August 4, 2022 in Dallas. Abbott maintains a lead over Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke about two months before the election.
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The candidates are tied with the voters at 45%.

A generational divide is also evident, with older voters backing Abbott.

Boomers and those in the silent generation favored Abbott by a 28% margin, and Gen Xers favored him by 11 points. O’Rourke’s support comes from Millennials and Gen Z, who favored him by 21 and 23 percent, respectively.

Abbott, who was elected in 2015 after 13 years as state attorney general, has led all polls since June 23. His smallest lead was four points and largest eight, according to FiveThirtyEight poll averages.

His platform centers on a Bicentenary Master Plan that aims to build on his first two terms. That includes economic growth under a Working Texans plan that pledges to limit spending, as well as protect religious freedom, uphold the Second Amendment and secure the border to “fight the cartels of the drugs and human traffickers”.

Abbott recently came under fire from Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and New York City Mayor Eric Adams for sending dozens of migrants to their cities. Abbott fired back, saying his state’s actions were a byproduct of President Joe Biden’s immigration policies.

Earlier this year, Abbott was criticized for praising the “courage” of the Uvalde Police Department, which was later found to have been lax in its response to an active shooter that resulted in the deaths of 19 students and of two teachers at Robb Elementary School on May 24. .

O’Rourke is a gun safety advocate who called out Abbott at a press conference after the Uvalde massacre.

O’Rourke also spoke out on reproductive rights following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe vs. Wadeincluding after Abbott recently said that victims of rape or incest can take Plan B pills to prevent pregnancy.

Newsweek contacted both campaigns for comment.

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