Breitbart has an exclusive on a new poll by Gravis Marketing that shows both Ted Cruz and Greg Abbott stomping their Democratic opponents:
Cruz, up for re-election this year, is 9 percent ahead Democratic challenger Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX). At 51 percent, Cruz towers overs O’Rourke’s 42 percent–with just 7 percent undecided.
In the governor’s race, Abbott fares even better–leading his Democratic challenger Lupe Valdez by 10 percent. Abbott’s 51 percent is much better than Valdez’s 41 percent, with 8 percent undecided.
Both of the Republicans’ job approval ratings are solid in the state, too. A whopping 47 percent either strongly or somewhat approve of Cruz’s job performance, while just 44 percent either strongly or somewhat disapprove with 10 percent uncertain. Even more–52 percent–either strongly or somewhat approve of Abbott’s performance, while just 39 percent either strongly or somewhat disapprove with 9 percent uncertain.
Cruz +9, Abbott +10.
Yep, that sounds about right. Here’s the current polling data from RCP (click to enlarge):
Even in their averages both Cruz and Abbott are knocking it out of the park.
Here’s the lowdown on the poll:
The survey of 602 likely Texas voters was conducted between July 3 and July 7, and has a margin of error of 4 percent.
This poll generally reflects what other polls are already showing and that means it’s probably trustworthy. Also, this is Texas, so I’d expect both Cruz and Abbott to be dominating.