Friday, August 08, 2014

Poll Watch: Rasmussen (R) Texas 2014 Gubernatorial Survey

Rasmussen (R) Texas 2014 Gubernatorial Poll
  • Greg Abbott (R) 48% (53%)
  • Wendy Davis (D) 40% (41%)
  • Some other candidate 3% (1%)
  • Undecided 9% (4%) 
Survey of 850 likely voters was conducted August 4-5, 2014. The margin of error is +/- 3.5 percentage points. Results from the poll conducted March 3-4, 2014 are in parentheses.

Inside the numbers:
Both candidates are backed by 86% of voters in their respective parties. Abbott leads 43% to 35% among unaffiliated voters, compared to 50% to 37% in March.
Abbott continues to hold a double-digit lead among men, 52% to 35%. But while Davis held a 12-point lead among women in March, the two candidates are now tied among these voters.
Twenty-seven percent (27%) of Texas voters have a Very Favorable impression of Abbott, while 15% view him Very Unfavorably. For Davis, Very Favorables are 23%, while Very Unfavorables are 33%. Opinions of Davis have held steady, but Very Favorable views of Abbott are down seven points since March.
Abbott still leads Davis in voter trust in all four major policy areas that we regularly track. Voters trust him most when it comes to dealing with government spending (46% to 33%) and taxes (46% to 34%). But the Republican also leads in trust on social issues (44% to 38%) and government ethics and corruption (43% to 36%).