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Poll: Wendy Davis has cratered

Poll: Wendy Davis has cratered

The media-made Wendy Davis mountain turns out only to be a molehill.

Wendy Davis’ bizarre and distasteful attacks on Greg Abbott are working like a charm. For Abbott.

Davis already was in a deep hole according to polls prior to the Wheelchair Attack ad.  Holding a rally with people in wheelchairs to defend the ad just compounded the problem.

Wendy Davis wheelchair rally

That hole has become a crater, UT/TT Poll: Abbott Holds Commanding Lead Over Davis:

Republican Greg Abbott has a 16-point lead over Democrat Wendy Davis in the closing days of this year’s general election for governor, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

Abbott has the support of 54 percent of likely voters to Davis’ 38 percent. Libertarian Kathie Glass has the support of 6 percent, and the Green Party’s Brandon Parmer got 2 percent.

“The drama of the outcome is not who wins, but what the margin will be,” said Jim Henson, co-director of the poll and head of the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas at Austin. “Wendy Davis has not led in a single poll in this race.”

Among men, Abbott holds a 61-32 lead in this survey. And he leads by 2 percentage points — 48 to 46 — among women.

Wendy Davis Texas Tribune Poll October 23 2014

Davis has managed to drive up Abbott’s negatives, but it doesn’t seem to help her:

Wendy Davis Texas Tribune Poll October 23 2014 favorability


The media made a mountain out of Wendy Davis’ molehill of accomplishments.  Now that mountain has cratered.


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great unknown | October 23, 2014 at 3:24 pm

So, a few days before the election, the DOJ, in conjunction with the Travis County DA, will announce that Abbott has been indicted on charges of treason, child abuse, serial murder, rape, grand larceny, smuggling Ebola carriers into Texas, and dissing Michelle Obama.

Don’t downplay this too much. We haven’t sucked out quite enough liberal donor money just yet.

    Henry Hawkins in reply to texan59. | October 23, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Exactly. Besides, she owns two demographics outright, has from the start: the dead vote and the done left Texas vote.

    TrooperJohnSmith in reply to texan59. | October 24, 2014 at 3:45 am

    Oh no, Tex! Did ya see that headline on this posting? Did’ja see it?

    “The media-made Wendy Davis mountain turns out only to be a molehill.

    Even P’fessor Jacobson is subliminally tormented by that THING… that nodule that’s growing and changing – to the Left (naturally) of her mouth! It’s a alien transmitter or something. By election day, it’s liable be the size of Waco (minus, Baylor, of course)!

    Y’all keep an eye on her, and I’ll go find “The Cruzinator”!

Mudslingin’ Texas Barbie. Soon to be a footnote.

Her campaign died in its second trimester. How appropriate.

I know we’ll never get away from at least some people being die-hard liberals who will never wake up, but almost 40% in Texas? Even when Abbott wins I’ll be a little depressed that it wasn’t by a 70-30 margin.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Miata Shinsen. | October 26, 2014 at 1:46 am

    A portion of that 40% is the “mah mama / pappy voted Demmacrat, AH vote Demmacrat!” Both parties can count on a goodly percentage of that kind of vote.

She is an appalling candidate and it seems an appalling person. A liar, a user of her husband to pay her tuition before divorcing him, an adulterer, and a woman who abandoned her daughter.