Poll: Gov. Greg Abbott leads Beto O'Rourke in survey of likely voters

A new survey from the University of Houston and Texas Southern University shows that Gov. Greg Abbott holds a 7-point lead over Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke in this November's race for governor.

The 2022 Texas Trends Survey, done August 11-29, shows Abbott with a 49-42 advantage among likely voters. 7 percent of voters are still undecided with Green Party candidate Delilah Barrios and Libertarian candidate Mark Tippetts each earning 1 percent of the respondents.

Gov. Abbott overwhelmingly leads over O'Rourke among white voters (61% to 32%) and Gen X voters (61% to 33%), while O'Rourke saw greater support among likely Black voters (72% to 15%) and Latino voters (53% to 38%).

Women voters were evenly split among the two candidates, with each earning 45% support.

Abbott and O'Rourke will meet for a debate at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg on Friday, Sept. 30. 

O'Rourke's campaign has asked for more town hall-style debates between the two candidates, but Abbott's campaign says the governor will only partake in a single debate.

Texas Lieutenant Governor Race

In the Lieutenant Governor Race the poll show Republican Dan Patrick leading by 6 points over Democrat challenger Mike Collier (49% to 43%).

Eight percent of likely voters did not know who they planned to support in November.

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Attorney General candidate Rochelle Garza (left) and current AG Ken Paxton (right)

Texas Attorney General Race

In the race for attorney general, current AG Ken Paxton held a 3% advantage over Democrat Rochelle Garza (45% to 42%).

10 percent of likely voters did not know which candidate they would support.

Three percent said they would vote for Libertarian Mark Ash.