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Tue Apr 15, 2014, 04:31 PM

Greg Abbott holds double-digit lead over Wendy Davis, who is viewed unfavorably by almost half

Attorney General Greg Abbott is holding a steady double-digit lead over state Sen. Wendy Davis in the governor’s race, according to a poll conducted Thursday through Sunday by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic-leaning polling firm based in North Carolina.

The survey found that Abbott was leading Davis 51 to 37 percent, just about the same as Abbott’s 50-35 lead when they last polled in November.

Most troubling for the Davis campaign is that nearly half the electorate has an unfavorable view of the Fort Worth Democrat, who is 12 points better known than Abbott. In the first flush of national celebrity right after her Senate filibuster of abortion legislation in June, a Public Policy Polling survey found Davis had a 39 percent favorable rating, compared to 29 percent who viewed her unfavorably. That has now flipped and only 33 percent view her in a positive light, while 47 percent hold a negative view of her.

Davis is as unpopular with women as men. Just 32 percent of women viewed her favorably, compared with 46 percent of women who viewed her unfavorably. Among men, 33 percent had a positive view, while 48 percent held a negative view. However, she is still running a far stronger race with women than men. Abbott leads Davis among women, 49 to 41 percent, and among men, 53 to 32 percent.

More at http://www.statesman.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/greg-abbott-holds-double-digit-lead-over-wendy-dav/nfZ4w/ .

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Tue Apr 15, 2014, 04:34 PM

1. Gawd..just cede Texas back to Mexico..

(Just kidding TX Duers, but damn, this is frustrating)....

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Tue Apr 15, 2014, 04:46 PM

2. It reminds me that it is possible this November

America will look around at the greatest obstruction by a political party in history, the greatest one sided representation of the rich at the expense of the poor, and say we dont have enough of them, i.e. republicans

If America is that broken, and I fear she is, we cant fix it thru politics...not saying war, in fact maybe it is time California and other blue i.e. adult states consider seceding...

Think about the women who will need to go to blue states to live or to get legal, safe, reproductive health care, just for one.

When almost half of the country wants to push the DELETE button on the 20th century, you have a very big problem

Randi Rhodes has a line about this, something about the morons wanting to do away with everything we have achieved in the past 50 yrs or so...

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