Poll: Abbott Holds Commanding Lead over Wendy Davis with Female Voters

Fresh Public Policy Polling (PPP) indicates that Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has not only survived—but thrived—amid Wendy Davis’ prolonged effort to sour female voters against the GOP with the “War on Women” strategy. New PPP numbers show Abbott holding a commanding lead among female voters 49 to 41 percent.

In a heads-up race, Abbott continues to uphold November 2013 findings from PPP with a strong lead at 51 to 37 percent overall. Wendy Davis’ unfavorable ratings among women continue to break conventional media narratives showing at 46 percent.

Perhaps one of the most intriguing aspects of the survey is how Davis can claim a 12 point name ID advantage among voters over Abbott.  

The good news for the Texas GOP is not limited to the top ticket race, however. Regardless of the victor in the Republican Runoff for Lt. Governor, State Senator Leticia Van de Putte faces a double-digit deficit. Incumbent Lt. Governor David Dewhurst holds a slighter advantage against the Democrat in November up 18 points compared to State Senator Dan Patrick’s 16.

Outgoing Texas Governor Rick Perry has reason to grin with the new findings as well. According to PPP historic data, Perry managed to positively flip his approve/disapprove record polling for the first time since his failed 2012 presidential bid.

The organization surveyed 559 registered voters from April 10 to 13. The margin of error was +/-4.1 percent.

Follow Logan Churchwell on Twitter @LCChurchwell


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