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« on: March 18, 2014, 08:41:55 am »
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494 likely voters, March 7-12:

49% Greg Abbott (R)
42% Wendy Davis (D)

Is your opinion of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott generally favorable or unfavorable?

49-33 favorable

Is your opinion of Texas State Senator Wendy Davis generally favorable or unfavorable?


41-45 unfavorable

http://texasresearchinstitute.org/poll/davis-closes-gap-single-digits-first-post-primary-poll
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2014, 08:46:46 am »
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Emerson College is a relatively new pollster, but they had the best VA poll last November, showing McAuliffe winning by 2:

http://uselectionatlas.org/POLLS/GOVERNOR/2013/polls.php?fips=51
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2014, 09:25:54 am »
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This week, a new poll showed Sen. Davis within just seven points of her Republican opponent, Attorney General Greg Abbott.  The poll shows that 42 percent of Texas voters back Davis, compared to 49 percent for Abbott.  Now, put in the context of the 2002 Texas gubernatorial election—in which Republican Rick Perry won by almost 18 points over his leading Democratic rival—and the seven percent gap between Davis and Abbott is impressive.  In the context of previous polls that showed Abbott widening his lead over Davis, this new poll is even more stunning.  Wendy Davis has a serious shot at becoming the next governor of Texas.

And it’s still early… Davis made news this week challenging Abbott’s lack of support for equal pay laws for women in Texas.  In the fiscally conservative Lone Star State, the Davis campaign has pointed out that Abbott took a 62 percent raise at the expense of taxpayers while failing to support basic access to equal pay protections for women in the state.  Smart contrasts like these will catapult Davis even higher in voter support, especially given that women voters statewide are still more likely to support Abbott than Davis (46 percent to 42 percent).

http://texasresearchinstitute.org/poll/davis-closes-gap-single-digits-first-post-primary-poll

Down 7% in Texas is a remarkable performance by a Democrat for any statewide office.   
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2014, 02:27:46 pm »
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Davis' new communications director has been doing good work. And this week we've had two unforced errors from Abbott surrogates on equal pay: Yesterday the Red State Women director said "Women are too busy" to worry about equal pay (wtf?), and today an Exec for the state GOP said "Men are better negotiators."


Anyway, glad to see this posted. I didn't want to for fear of the contrarian police coming by and reminding me that Texas is still mostly Republican.
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2014, 02:44:26 pm »
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This is a good performance from her, but her favorables are crap, Abbott looks in a better place to grow from this.
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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2014, 04:37:21 pm »
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This is a good performance from her, but her favorables are crap, Abbott looks in a better place to grow from this.
It's because of that nonsense stirred up by Wayne Slater (in what he called "Reporting") last month about her ex-husband.
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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2014, 05:12:00 pm »
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This is a good performance from her, but her favorables are crap, Abbott looks in a better place to grow from this.
It's because of that nonsense stirred up by Wayne Slater (in what he called "Reporting") last month about her ex-husband.

Further down in this poll it says that Abbott's campaigning with Nugent hurt him more than the Davis bio flap.
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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2014, 05:52:00 pm »
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This is a good performance from her, but her favorables are crap, Abbott looks in a better place to grow from this.

Not true. Her unfavorables are from Republicans having a more definite picture than Democrats. She's at +1 net favorable with indies with over 20% undecided. Likely Republican, but the crosstabs point to an easier for Davis to grow her support.
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« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2014, 05:18:02 am »

New Poll: Texas Governor by Emerson College on 2014-03-11

Summary: D: 42%, R: 49%, I: 0%, U: 9%

Poll Source URL: Full Poll Details
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