Post Date: October 2014
A summary of public polling on the Texas Governor's race among likely voters since June 2014.
The October 2014 University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll found Republican candidates favored over Democratic candidates by substantial margins in several statewide general election contests, with the Republican gubernatorial candidate, Attorney General Greg Abbott, leading the Democratic candidate, state Senator Wendy Davis of Fort Worth, by a 16-point margin, 54 percent to 38 percent. Six percent of likely voters chose Libertarian candidate Kathie Glass, and Green Candidate Brandon Parmer was the choice of 2 percent.
The third wave results of the CBS/NYT/YouGov Battleground Tracker were released today, and show Abbott leading Davis by a 14-point margin, a 4-point gain for Davis since the last wave of polling.
Republicans appear poised to again sweep this year's statewide elections. But dig deeper into the data and you'll find faint signs of long-term promise for Texas Democrats, even if their standard-bearer loses in November.
Same As It Ever Was? Brief Soundings on Public Opinion in Texas from the CBS/NYT/YouGov Texas Senate Release
The first release of the third wave of the massive New York Times/CBS News/YouGov Battleground Tracker included results in the 2014 Senate races as well as results for the "national attitudes" items.