Abbott over Davis 52.4% to 31%
From Eric Dondero:
There was a time just a mere two months ago, when this looked like it might be turning into a race. One poll had Wendy Davis in "single digits" at 9 points down. But alas, that was Davis's high point.
Now this, from Crosswinds Communications, "Crosswind Poll Shows Abbott with Significant Lead":
A poll conducted by Crosswind Media and Public Relations shows Republican Greg Abbott leading Democrat Wendy Davis by 52.4 percent to 31 percent in the race for Texas governor, with 16.2 percent of voters undecided. The live telephone survey of 500 likely voters was conducted Oct. 9-12. The margin of error for the poll was 4.33 percent.
The same poll shows Republican Dan Patrick beating Democrat Leticia Van de Putte by 42.8 percent to 23 percent in the lieutenant governor’s race, with 33 percent of Texans undecided.
“Greg Abbott has a commanding lead and has successfully motivated the Republican base,” said Crosswind President Thomas Graham. “Texas remains a red state, at least among likely voters in non-presidential years, and Wendy Davis does not appear to have made a dent in that strength.”As a barometer of sorts, Democrat Bill White, former Mayor of Houston, got 41% against Rick Perry 4 years ago.
Editor's note - Of course, this is the very definition in politics of the bottom falling out. And it's not just Davis who will suffer, but the entire Democrat ticket in Texas up and down the ballot.