Poll Shows More Texas Voters Don’t Think Gov. Greg Abbott Deserves Reelection

Written by K. Walker on September 29, 2021

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A whole lot of Texans don’t appear to be very pleased with Republican Governor Greg Abbott’s job performance.

With the gubernatorial election coming in 2022, that’s a problem.

A recent Quinnipiac poll shows that although Abbott has some solid support from Republicans in Texas — 83% approve of his job performance — he’s losing support among independents. To Abbott’s credit, 89% of Democrats still don’t like him. That’s got to count for something, right?

Abbott did get positive marks from 43% of independents.

The opposition to Abbott’s reelection was up from June, when a separate Quinnipiac poll found that 46 percent of Texas voters supported Abbott’s 2022 reelection bid, compared with 48 percent who did not.

The most recent poll also found that only 44 percent of Texans approve of the way Abbott is handling his job as governor, compared with 47 percent who disapprove of the work he has done.

Those numbers, according to Quinnipiac, mark the first time since the firm started polling on the Lone Star State that Abbott’s approval rating has sunk below his disapproval rating, referred to as being “underwater.”
Source: The Hill

More voters in Texas think that the state needs a change.

The question is… what kind of change do they want?

We’ve seen with Beto O’Rourke’s recent failed campaigns that the left is willing to funnel money into Texas because they’re determined to turn the state blue… but that won’t happen without a helluva fight. The correct President isn’t helping the Democrat cause in Texas — he’s about as well-liked as scabies in the Lone Star State.

Voters in Texas give President Joe Biden a negative 32 – 61 percent job approval rating. This marks a 24- point net change from June 2021, when 45 percent of Texas voters approved of the job he was doing and 50 percent disapproved.

On Biden’s handling of the response to the coronavirus, voters give him a slightly negative 44 – 49 percent approval rating. This is a substantial drop from June 2021 when they approved 58 – 37 percent.

On Biden’s handling of the situation at the Mexican border, voters give him a negative 20 – 71 percent approval rating, which is a drop compared to a negative 29 – 64 percent rating in June 2021.
Source: Quinnipiac

Governor Abbott does have a massive $55 million war chest for the 2022 election, as well as the coveted endorsement by former president Donald Trump.

The thing is, there are things that he’s clearly handled wrong or been too slow in acting on.

One solid contender has been showing that he would have handled things differently:

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker