Ad, Endorsement and Poll News for October 4

Early voting by personal appearance begins in 20 days. As of yesterday (Mon.), a little over 3K absentee ballots have been returned to counties reporting numbers this far out from election day. The deadline to register to vote is one week from today, Tuesday Oct. 11....

2 New Polls’ Hispanic/Latino Voter Preferences Clash

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...

Poll: Republicans Lead Statewide Races by 5-8 Points

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) leads Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke, 51%-44%, among likely voters, according to a new Texas Hispanic Policy Foundation poll. His lead increases to 53%-43% among “almost certain voters,” continuing a trend observed in recent polls. More than...

Same Song, Different Poll: Abbott by 7

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) leads Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke, 50%-43%, according to a new Spectrum News/Siena Coll. poll. It finds Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) leading Democratic challenger Mike Collier, 49%-40%, and Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) leading Democratic...

New Poll, Similar Single-digit Lead for Abbott

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) leads Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke, 47%-38%, among registered voters, according to a new Dallas Morning News/Univ. of Texas at Tyler poll. His lead increases slightly to 50%-39% among respondents “certain or probably” voting. These are the...

Abbott’s Polling Lead Virtually Unchanged Since May

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) leads Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke, 45%-40%, according to a new Univ. of Texas/Texas Politics Project poll. This is virtually unchanged from the June poll (45%-39%). “Virtually unchanged” has been a theme of recent gubernatorial horse race...

UH/TSU Poll: Abbott, Patrick, Paxton Hold Steady Leads

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) leads Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke among likely voters, 49%-42%, according to a new Univ. of Houston/Texas Southern Univ. poll. Abbott’s lead climbs to 12 points among “almost certain voters,” continuing a trend we’ve observed in polls of...

Abbott by 7 in New DMN/UTT Poll

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) maintains his single-digit – but outside the margin of error – lead over Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke (D), according to a new Dallas Morning News/Univ. of Tyler poll. Abbott leads O’Rourke, 46%-39%, with 13% of respondents split among...

Early Campaign Finance Results and Other News for July 14

July semiannual and July quarterly campaign finance reports are due tomorrow (Fri.) for state and federal candidates and officeholders, respectively. The federal reports will become available in real time on Friday, and the state reports are expected to become...

U of H Poll: ‘Almost Certain’ Voters Favor Abbott by 8

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) leads Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke by 5 points among “likely voters,” growing to 8 points among “almost certain voters,” according to a new Univ. of Houston/Hobby School of Public Affairs poll. Abbott leads O’Rourke, 49%-44%, among “likely...