Wendy Davis Within Single Digits of Her Republican Opponent in the Texas Race for Governor
Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is within single digits of her Republican opponent in the Texas race for governor.
State Sen. Davis closed the gap to seven points in the first statewide poll since the Democratic gubernatorial primary earlier this month, according to results published this week by the Emerson College Polling Society. With a 42% favorability rating among residents, Davis could be within striking range of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who earned 49% support in the poll.
The survey was conducted among Texas residents between March 7 and 12.
Davis, who won the Lone Star State’s Democratic primary for governor earlier this month against challenger Ray Madrigal, became a rising star in her party after she staged a 12-hour filibuster last June to protest restrictive abortion legislation. She raised $12.2 million in the last six months of 2013, a million dollars more than Abbott in the race for governor.