In the coming months, voters in Texas will be deciding who will become the next governor.
The most recent polling shows Republican Greg Abbott with a clear lead, though some surveys show he is behind Democratic Wendy Davis in the state’s Senate race.
But in the latest RealClearPolitics average, which tracks the race, the state is currently in play for Abbott, with Davis in third place behind former U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and former Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.
Polling shows the two are neck and neck, with Abbott leading by 10 points.
Polls also show Abbott’s chances of becoming the next U.N. ambassador are about 60 per cent.
Here’s a look at what the latest polling says.
Abbott leads Davis in Senate race Polls have shown Abbott with an almost insurmountable lead in the race to succeed former U-S.
Secretary of State Wendy Davis, who is stepping down next year after 13 years in office.
But that lead has narrowed.
In the RealClear Politics average, Abbott has a 41 per cent chance of winning, while Davis has a 28 per cent shot.
Abbott led in the Real Clear Politics average in the Senate race in the last month.
Davis has been leading in the polls since late March.
Pollsters say it’s hard to imagine a scenario where Abbott could win the state Senate race by a margin of more than 10 percentage points.
“In terms of Senate races, the best way for Greg Abbott to win is to go from here to the U.K.,” said Jason Miller, a political science professor at the University of Houston.
“I think it’s going to be an extremely close race, but he’s not a lock.
He’s not in a position to win, especially in a competitive state like Texas.”
While polls have shown Davis leading Abbott by double digits, it’s not clear if Abbott has the support of other conservatives.
Conservative Texas political strategist Brad Wilson, who served as a top adviser to Abbott during the campaign, said Abbott’s campaign has been a “mess,” and that it’s difficult to imagine him winning the election in the fall.
“This has been an utter failure by the campaign,” Wilson said.
“And it’s been an absolute failure by Greg Abbott.”
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In a telephone interview with CBC News, Abbott’s former chief of staff said the campaign has struggled to attract conservatives.
“They haven’t done a good job of reaching out to the conservative base,” said Sarah Hightower, who was a senior adviser to former Republican Governor Rick Perry in 2016.
Hightowers role with Abbott was the focus of an explosive report in the Houston Chronicle last week.
The newspaper reported that the governor’s political operation spent more than $500,000 on consultants to help him win over Texas voters.
The Chronicle reported that several consultants were hired to help Abbott’s team.
But the campaign did not respond to a request for comment from CBC News.
The Texas Observer, which has a national reputation for reporting on politics, reported that a campaign staffer said in an email that the campaign is looking for a political adviser.
“We are looking for someone who can build the organization and the infrastructure and support for the campaign in order to help Greg Abbott win the 2016 presidential election,” the staffer wrote.
The Observer said that the former campaign aide said he had “serious doubts” that Abbott could be elected, despite spending more than five million dollars on consultants.
But there’s been a shift in the governor and his campaign.
In August, after the newspaper published its story, Abbott hired former U, U-M, and UT political science professors to help build the campaign.
The campaign also hired Texas A&M political science dean Richard Tisei and former Democratic U..
S., Texas and U.C.L.A. political scientist Bill White to help run the campaign after they left the campaign over the summer.
In an interview with the Texas Tribune, Tiseio said the Abbott campaign is “doing well” with the support they have from the former Texas governor.
“It’s very important that Greg Abbott gets elected because we need a strong and consistent leader,” he said.
The Austin American-Statesman reported in May that the Texas Republican Party spent nearly $600,000 for polling in the first six weeks of the campaign and nearly $1 million for polling after that.
According to the report, the Texas GOP had spent about $2 million in the second half of the election cycle.
The report said the Texas Democratic Party spent about the same amount on polling.
“The Texas Democratic party is the strongest of all the major parties in the country,” said Texas Republican pollster Craig Cox.
“There’s no doubt about it, it had the best voter registration, it did well on TV ads, and it did the best job of getting voters to the polls.”
Cox also said the Democratic Party is “not going to take any of the money from Greg Abbott or the Texas Republicans