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Texas Governor Abbott Expands Lead Over Democrat O’Rourke in New Poll

  • Republican Greg Abbott widens his lead to 11 percentage points
  • Abbott favored on immigration, a top issue for Texas voters
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott expanded his lead over Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke, posting a double-digit advantage with less than three weeks to go before the vote.

Abbott, a Republican, had 54% support from likely voters compared with 43% for O’Rourke, a former US congressman from El Paso, according to a poll released Friday by the University of Texas/Texas Politics Project.