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Poll Shows White Leading Democrats in Mostly Undecided Race

A new poll for the Democratic Party's race for governor shows Houston businessman Andrew White carrying a narrow lead among a mostly undecided electorate.

The new survey conducted by Dixie Strategies, shows White pulling in 17 percent of perspective Democratic voters, fighting off his closest challenger, former Dallas sheriff Lupe Valdez, who is at 12 percent. Adrian Ocegueda pulled in about 6 percent and the remaining six contenders won 4 percent or less.

However, White's lead has not fully solidified among Democratic voters. Approximately 54 percent of Democrats surveyed said that they do not yet have an opinion in the race.

Meanwhile, on the Republican side, Governor Greg Abbott is holding a massive lead in his bid for re-election. Abbott won 84 percent of those surveyed in the poll, while Barbara Krueger received 2 percent and SECEDE Kilgore won 1 percent. 13 percent of Republicans said they were undecided.

Further down the GOP ballot, Republicans also gave Senator Ted Cruz and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick the majority in their re-election race. Cruz won the favor of 73 percent of those surveyed and Patrick won about 60 percent in his race. Respondents also gave favor to Land Commissioner George P. Bush, who won 43 percent. However, 32 percent of respondents were undecided, meaning that no candidate received 50 percent in the poll.

Voters will decide all of these races in the March 6th primary elections. Runoffs, if necessary, will take place on May 22nd.

Photo by Texas Monthly

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