Abbott Leads O’Rourke By 7, Voters Back Gov’s Border Backlash

Poll taken amid Texas GOP Gov. Gregg Abbotts responding to record influx of Latin American migrants in his state by sending then to liberal cities, towns across U.S.
UVALDE, TX - MAY 25: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks to the media after interrupting a press conference held by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on May 25, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas. 21 people were killed, including 19 children, during a mass shooting on May 24 at Robb Elementary School. The shooter, identified as 18 year old Salvador Ramos, was reportedly killed by law enforcement. (Photo by Jordan Vonderhaar/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Polls taken just weeks before Election Day between Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott and Democrat challenger Robert “Beto” O’Rourke.
  • New Spectrum News/Siena College poll shows Abbott over O’Rourke 50-43%.
  • Polls also shows majority of respondents, 58%, approve of Abbott’s border security initiative, Operation Lone Star.
  • Abbott leads O’Rourke by 7.5%, according to a RealClear Politics average.



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