POLL: Half Of Texas Disapproves Of Gov. Greg Abbott

Austin’s NBC News affiliate reports:

New polling from the Texas Politics Project asked voters whether they thought the state was headed in the right direction. Just 35% of those polls said yes, 52% said they thought Texas was on the wrong track.

“This is really an eye-opener for us,” said Jim Henson, executive director of the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas. Henson added that the poll has tracked this question since 2009. This is the highest negative reading ever for the poll.

The poll shows Gov. Greg Abbott’s approval rating dropping. His job performance received 41% approval, with 50% saying they disapprove of the job he’s doing.

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