Does Texas Governor Greg Abbott Deserve Re-election?
It’s a question voters will decide first in the Republican primary and then in the general election. Does Texas Governor Greg Abbott Deserve Re-election?
A new poll from left-wing Quinnipiac shows voters in Texas are divided over whether Gov. Greg Abbott should be re-elected. According to the poll released Wednesday, 46% of voters support Abbott’s re-election while 48% do not support his re-election.
While Abbott has faced fire from some within the Republican Party for his handling of COVID-19, the mask tenure and the shutdown of businesses, most Republicans still support Abbott for his re-election according to The hill.
This backlash earned him a main challenge from former State Senator Don Huffines. It is also believed that outgoing Texas GOP chairman Allen West would set up a statewide race next year, although he has not said what position he will seek.
Still, Abbott’s support among Republicans remains strong: 82 percent say he deserves to be elected for another four years in the governor’s mansion. But the vast majority of Democrats – 88% – and half of Independents believe Abbott does not deserve another term.
Abbott also achieves a 48% job approval versus 46% who disapprove.
Speaking of the governor’s race. Regarding a possible nomination for governor of Texas, according to this poll, 52% of Texans do not want Beto O’Rourke to run for governor of Texas. The survey was conducted with registered voters and not voters who may distort the results.
It shows that even though Abbott is above water, he still has work to do ahead of election season.