New surveys shows that many Texans think the state is off-track and Gov. Greg Abbott's ubiquity dipping under 50%.
The University of Texas at Tyler/Dallas Morning News review comes after a mid-year loaded up with questionable COVID-19 strategies authorized by Abbott amid a flood in cases and moderate enactment pushed through the Texas Legislature.
54% of Texans say the state is off-track, with 44% saying it's in good shape. Among free movers, a gathering that generally has swung toward the GOP in Texas decisions, only 33% say the state is in good condition.
Abbott's endorsement rating is 45%, with his dissatisfaction at 44%. Surveying by the college before the pandemic started in March 2020 had Abbott at 59% endorsement.
Those numbers show weaknesses for Abbott in expected gubernatorial matchups the following fall.
Abbott would now lose a hypothetical matchup to entertainer Matthew McConaughey by nine, 44 to 35. A UT Tyler survey two months prior showed Abbott somewhat ahead.
More likely, considering a report Sunday demonstrating he's getting ready to run, is a matchup against Democratic most loved Beto O'Rourke. Abbott drives O'Rourke 42-37 as per the survey. In any case, that five-point edge is a drop from the 12-point advantage Abbott had two months prior.
The survey found that Abbott's hug of traditional causes has protected him from a genuine test in the following spring's GOP essential. He leads by more than 40 focuses in one-on-one matchups with both previous state Sen. Wear Huffines and previous Texas GOP director Allen West.
The UT Tyler survey was directed Sept. 7-14 and reviewed 1,148 enrolled citizens with a wiggle room of (+/ - ) 2.9 rate focuses.
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