The Dallas Morning News reports:
Gov. Greg Abbott, after trailing potential challenger Matthew McConaughey in the spring, has rebounded and now has a slight — but not statistically significant — lead over the movie star in a hypothetical matchup in next year’s race for governor, according to a poll released Sunday by The Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler.
Abbott, a two-term Republican, is favored by 39% of Texans of all political stripes, while McConaughey, who hasn’t picked a political party or even committed to running, draws backing from 38%. Nearly a quarter of Texans said they’d vote for someone else.
Read the full article. Yesterday former Texas GOP chairman and QAnon nutbag Allen West said he will challenge Abbott.
Yes, this could be the untested McConaughey’s high water mark. Still, McConaughey runs only 1 point behind Abbott while Beto trails by 12. Maybe in GOP states or districts Dems should gamble more on celebs, non-partisan types, or former Rs as candidates? https://t.co/4X3jHGZq7N
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) July 4, 2021