Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke trails Gov. Greg Abbott, 50%-42%, according to a new Emerson Coll. poll. Independents favor Abbott, 44%-37%. The candidates have nearly equal but opposite favorability ratings: Abbott 55/43, O’Rourke 44/52.

Abbott leads O’Rourke among Hispanic/Latino voters, 46%-41%, a finding that runs counter to other recent polls, including a new Telemundo poll of Hispanic/Latino voters. That poll found O’Rourke leading Abbott, 54%-31%, among Hispanic/Latino voters.

LTGOV (Lean R): The Mike Collier (D) campaign released a new ad, “Stand Up to the Extremes,” in which he promises to “stand up to both parties if they’re soft on crime or securing the border.”

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