A new poll by Democratic firm Public Policy Polling shows Republican Greg Abbott leading Democrat Wendy Davis by 15 points in the 2014 Texas gubernatorial race.
Abbott’s lead has almost doubled since July, when it was 8 points. Abbott garnered 50% of those polled; Davis pulled in only 35%.
Davis is currently polling with only 36% of voters giving her a favorable rating and 42% with an unfavorable one. This is worse than June, when her favorable numbers were 39% and unfavorable numbers were 29%. That’s a net drop of 16 points.
Abbott shows 35% favorable and 32% unfavorable. The poll showed that if former GOP gubernatorial hopeful Debra Medina runs as an independent, Abbott would garner 47%, Davis 37%, and Medina 9% of the vote.
Pollster Dean Debnam said, “Wendy Davis needs to win independents and pull a decent amount of Republican support if she’s going to be successful, and at this early stage, she’s not doing that.”