Poll: Abbott leads Valdez by double digits in race for Texas Governor

Poll: Abbott leads Valdez by double digits in race for Texas Governor

(KSLA) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) leads Democratic challenger Lupe Valdez by 19 points in the race for Governor, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University.

Abbott received 53 percent support compared to 34 percent for the former Dallas County Sheriff.

The incumbent governor has doubled his lead from a similar poll in April that found him leading by nine points.

Governor Abbott's approval rating jumped to 60 percent, up from 54 percent in last month's poll.

Valdez received a 25 percent favorability rating in the survey, but 53 percent of voters don't know enough about her to form an opinion of her.

The poll surveyed almost a thousand registered voters between May 23 and May 29.

The most recent poll is the first conducted since Valdez won the Democratic runoff earlier this month.

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