Posted BY: Breitbart

Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) leads failed presidential candidate and former congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) by eight points in the Texas gubernatorial race, a CBS/YouGov poll released Thursday revealed.

Overall, 49 percent of adult Texas residents said they would vote for Abbott if “the election for Governor of Texas were held” the day they were surveyed, while 41 percent stated they would cast a ballot for Democratic nominee O’Rourke. Six percent were “not sure,” while four percent said they would vote for a different candidate.

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Abbott holds a commanding 25-point lead over O’Rourke when it comes to independent voters, as 55 percent voiced their support for the governor and 30 percent backed failed U.S. Senate candidate O’Rourke. Eleven percent of independents favored “someone else” as a candidate, and six percent were “not sure” who they back. 

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