Texas Gov. Abbott commands strong lead over ‘Beto’ O’Rourke in Texas gubernatorial poll

Texas Gov. Abbott commands strong lead over ‘Beto’ O’Rourke in Texas gubernatorial poll


Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, is leading former Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke, D-Texas, by six points according to a poll taken after O’Rourke announced his 2022 Texas gubernatorial bid last week.

According to The Dallas Morning News poll, 45 percent of Texans supported Abbott, while 39 percent supported O’Rourke. O’Rourke, who lost his bid for U.S. Senate in 2018 against Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, and desperately failed in his 2020 presidential bid, told CNN’s “State of the Union” that he still plans to confiscate AR-15s and AK-47s from all citizens if elected governor.

O’Rourke first pledged, during a 2019 Democrat presidential debate, that he would confiscate what he vaguely classified as “assault weapons” to combat gun violence.

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