54 percent of Texas people believe the state is headed in the wrong direction, while only 45 percent think the state is on the right track. Survey Organized by The Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler.
Abbott’s approval rating before the start of the COVID-19 crisis in the country in March 2020 stood at 59%, the newspaper noted.
The Dallas Morning News adds to the decline in support for Abbott “Hard-Right” Turn To protest the mandatory safety precautions for COVID, which has claimed 60,000 lives in the state, and on issues such as abortion and gun control.
is now in texas The most restrictive anti-abortion laws In the country, which criminalises all abortions – even rape or incest cases – after six weeks, before most women know they are pregnant. The “pro-life” state also allows residents to carry a concealed carry gun without a permit.
the state is Almost divided on abortionAccording to the poll, 50% of people opposed the reversal of Roe v. Wade, and 48% opposed it. But only 34% support a law allowing concealed carry handguns without a permit. 50% oppose gun laws, and 16% are undecided.
Overall, Abbott’s more extreme conditions are detached an important swing block Voters, Independents, Morning News Notes. His job among independent candidates has fallen from the approval rating Just 30% this month from 53% at the start of last year, found in the survey.
While Abbott’s position is putting him ahead of potential conservative rivals in the 2022 gubernatorial race, they are also making him vulnerable to potential challenges posed by the actor. Matthew McConaughey and former El Paso congressman and Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke.
Of those polled, 44% said they would vote for McConaughey over Abbott in a hypothetical face-to-face for governor, which puts him 9 points ahead of Abbott. McConaughey had voted slightly behind Abbott just two months earlier.
The poll also found that 37% of those polled said they would vote for O’Rourke if he ran against Abbott in 2022. This puts O’Rourke just 5 percentage points behind Abbott. He was 12 points behind Abbott two months ago.
The poll of 1,148 registered voters was conducted from September 7 to 14 and has an error margin of plus or minus 2.9%.
A survey earlier this month Texas Policy Project The University of Texas at Austin found similar results, with only 42% of Texans approved of the state’s direction. It was Abbott’s lowest rating since being elected in 2014.