Contrasting the aforementioned Quinnipiac University Texas poll (see Texas Senate above), Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is expanding his lead over former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez (D). The Q-Poll projects the Governor’s advantage to be 51-38%, and he leads in all age and gender categories. He trails among African Americans and Hispanics. The Governor’s approval rating is 51:32%, while Ms. Valdez’s ratio is already an underwhelming 25:20%. While Gov. Abbott’s favorability rating is just slightly better than Sen. Ted Cruz’s, his negatives are much lower. Cruz’s unfavorable mark is a full ten points higher than Mr. Abbott’s.
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