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Abbott Leads Valdez by Nearly 20 Points in New Poll

Results from a poll released this week have Greg Abbott solidly ahead in his bid for a second term in office.

In a brand new poll released this week by NBC, registered voters in Texas pegged the incumbent Abbott, a Republican, as their favorite in the governor's race this year. Abbott held 56 percent of the vote in the survey against Democrat Lupe Valdez, who held 37 percent.

A generic "other" choice won about 1 percent. As of this week, that response would signify support for Libertarian Mark Tippetts, the third candidate in the race. Tippetts was not included in this poll.

Voters also seemed somewhat committed to their selections as of August. Only about 6 percent of those responding to the survey said they might consider voting for someone else on election day.

These results came from the same survey released this week, which showed Republican Ted Cruz leading Democrat Beto O'Rourke, 49 percent to 45 percent. Libertarian Neal Dikeman, the third choice in the contest, was not included in the poll.

Voters will decide each of these races in November.

Photo by KTRK

Photo by KTRK

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