It’s been a while since we’ve focused on the Texas Governor race between Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott.
Davis’ now-infamous fudging of her personal narrative and Gumby-like political posturing stopped whatever momentum she might have had in its tracks:
- Uh oh, Wendy Davis’ life story not what it seems
- Wendy Davis’ ex-husband: “They’ve asked me not to talk to reporters”
- Wendy Davis’ Open Carry announcment may cost her any chance of winning
- Gumby not Barbie — Wendy Davis bends on late-term abortion
Polling by major firms has shown Abbott with a double digit lead, compared to Abbott’s single digit lead last summer and early fall.
PPP just released a poll consistent with the other polling:
PPP’s newest Texas poll finds Republicans leading by double digits in all of the state’s major races for 2014.
In the Governor’s race Greg Abbott’s at 51% to 37% for Wendy Davis. Those numbers are largely unchanged from our last poll of the state in early November when Abbott had a 50/35 advantage. Davis had a 39/29 favorability rating right after her famous filibuster last June, but since then voters in the state have mostly moved toward having negative opinions about her and now she’s at a 33/47 spread. Davis’ name recognition is actually 12 points higher than Abbott’s, but his reviews break down favorably with 40% having a positive view of him to 27% with a negative one.
As Logan Churchwell points out at Breitbart.com, Davis even is losing among female voters, 49-41 percent.
Here are some PPP internals that Davis has a net negative favorability with women, in comparison to Abbott who has net positive favorability:
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