Abbott leads O’Rourke by 11 points in new poll

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Governor Greg Abbott captured an increased 11-point margin over Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke in the Texas governor race, according to the latest Texas Politics Project poll released Friday morning.

The project said it surveyed 1,200 self-proclaimed registered voters in Texas from Oct. 7-17, and the numbers came in at 54% to 43% in favor of Abbott.

Last month’s Texas Politics Projects poll showed that Abbott had only a five-point lead. That was the closest to the two candidates since February in polls by this particular organization.

Aside from Abbott and O’Rourke, Green Party candidate Delilah Barrios and Libertarian Mark Tippets each earned 1% support, while 2% said they would vote for someone else.

Here’s a rundown of the poll results for other major Texas races.

  • Lieutenant Governor: Incumbent Dan Patrick leads Democratic challenger Mike Collier 51%-36%.
  • Attorney General: Incumbent Republican Ken Paxton leads Democrat Rochelle Garza 51%-37%.
  • Public Accounts Auditor: Two-term incumbent Republican Glenn Hegar leads Democrat Janet Dudding 47%-35%.
  • Agriculture Commissioner: Incumbent Sid Miller leads Democrat Susan Hayes 51%-39%.
  • country commissioner: Republican Senator Dawn Buckingham leads Democrat Jay Kelberg 47%-36%.

Out of 11 topics, voters surveyed said border security, the state economy and abortion were the topics most important to them. You can read more findings from the poll online.

This October poll from Texas Politics Project has a margin of error of +/- 2.83.

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