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Texas Governor Abbott Widens Lead Over O’Rourke to Nine Points

Greg Abbott

Greg Abbott

Photographer: Shelby Tauber/Bloomberg

Texas’ Greg Abbott has widened his lead to nine points over challenger Beto O’Rourke in the race for governor, with less than two months until election day.

A poll published Monday by the University of Texas at Tyler and the Dallas Morning News shows incumbent Abbott with 47% of the vote and O’Rourke with 38% support. A similar survey from August showed the Republican governor up seven points. Various polls have showed the governor with a lead in the mid-single digits ranging from five points to nine points.