Support For Gov. Greg Abbott Plunging In New Texas Poll

The Texas governor's growing unpopularity opens doors for challenges by Matthew McConaughey and Beto O'Rourke.

9/20/2021 7:26:00 AM

The Texas governor's growing unpopularity opens doors for challenges by Matthew McConaughey and Beto O'Rourke.

The Texas governor's growing unpopularity opens doors for challenges by Matthew McConaughey and ex-congressman Beto O'Rourke, Dallas Morning News reports.

.44% of those surveyed said they would vote for McConaughey over Abbott in a hypothetical face-off for governor, which puts him 9 points ahead of Abbott. McConaughey polled slightly behind Abbott just two months ago.The poll also found that 37% of those surveyed said they would vote for O’Rourke if he ran against Abbott in 2022. That puts O’Rourke in a striking distance of just 5 percentage points behind Abbott. He was 12 points behind Abbott two months ago.

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The poll of 1,148 registered voters was conducted from Sept. 7 to 14 and has an error margin of plus or minus 2.9%.A survey early this month fromat the University of Texas at Austin found similar results, with just 42% of Texans approving of the direction the state is going. That was Abbott’s lowest rating since he was elected in 2014.

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I was in Texas twice last week for flight layovers. That state gives me the creeps now and I was merely passing thru. BetoForGovernor He can plunge right out of the office as far as I’m concerned. Don’t care to see his face around anymore either Thank God I was hoping the people of Texas would be getting sick of his shit and get rid of him

Matthew's got my vote. BETO Abbott👎‼️ Iamblessedone Beto O’Rourke knows Texans better than Matthew McConaughey. We don’t know who is backing McConaughey. We know Abbott’s record and that he is about dark money supported by far-right ethnocentric interests. Mishijo… Throwing a babies heart away like chewing gum that lost flavor makes someone unpopular? Asking for money to fund border is bad? When Biden and Kamala ask for 3.2T daily? There is no plot to destroy America. Jesus has cursed the Fig Tree VoteForAbbotOrFkOff

Trump and Abbott are unpopular for doing what the m Constitution tells Presidents to do. 8 years of Obama. These kids think the President is a Lunch Lady. Christians if Abbott goes we go. No more money to Biden's Mongoloid Nation. Proverbs 14:7 we walk away. BidenVotersAreDumb Matthew is like Justin Trudeau, he'll win with women and sexy men...I'd vote for him...I don't live in TX. but my sister and her children and grandchildren do. I'll pass the word.

Greg Abbott is literally killing his base.... Beto is a freaking joke. Keep on with the fake news

Ripples from Texas abortion law spread to Illinois safe havenAn Illinois clinic, emblematic of a state that has deemed itself a safe haven for abortion care, is feeling the reverberations of the Texas abortion law in the form of dozens of women forced to travel hundreds of miles just to secure an appointment. Remember, in Texas a woman can be raped at gunpoint and could be forced to bear the child and furthermore, the rapist could sue the woman for visitation afterwards. Outrageous! America is not, by any means…The home of the free. It is the home of assorted groups trying to tell people what to do.

im not ok with bored un qualified actors deciding to toy with a state government bc theyre not getting gigs..no.no more of this and it would be nice if MSM gets behind tbe beto message. Top Shelf FakeNews Please Matthew don’t run!!!! Leave this to Beto. Texas’s needs him !! Thx Karma!! Matthew McConaughey is a bogus celebrity who has run out of things to do. Beto is RWAL!

I'm not ok with the whole Matthew McConaughey running. Beto O'Rourke has been there helping Texans through many situations, hands on. McConaughey hasn't done the work and merely has to say he's thinking about it to get media coverage. I can’t stop laughing 😝 Must be all those immigrant they just let in voting in the po

Good. Either one would be a huge improvement!

US Ramps Up Plan To Expel Thousands Of Haitian Migrants Gathered In TexasU.S. President Joe Biden's administration is nearing a final plan to expel many of the thousands of Haitian migrants who have crossed into a Texas border... thanks This situation doesn't require police or army to manage. These people like any other living creature looking for a better life are moving to where there's more options to do better for themselves, to guarantee themselves a home & food. Is that too much to ask, accommodate? The brown ones are okay and the black ones are not?

He’s out!!! Please Matthew, you're a wonderful actor but please stay in your lane. Texas NEEDS Beto. abbott is taking a RED NOSE DIVE because GOVERNOR BETO O'ROURKE is on the RISE! beto!!! He will stage a coup. Texas is not a state. It is run by a wanna be dictator. No it doesn’t. These people have followed Donald Trump to the precipice of hell - they will vote for any candidate with an R in front of their name on the ballot.

He sealed his guarantee defeat with the voting restriction, no mandates for masks & vaccines & abortion laws. Please anything would be better than what we have now. Especially if they all have these three things.. A HEART ❤️ A CONSCIENCE A SPINE So Mat and or Beto on the ticket I am all in Bonus I live in TEXAS.

Unpopular with who? More fake news Matthew McConaughey needs to just say NO!

US Ramps Up Plan To Expel Thousands Of Haitian Migrants Gathered In TexasU.S. President Joe Biden's administration is nearing a final plan to expel many of the thousands of Haitian migrants who have crossed into a Texas border city.

Either Beto or Matt would be better than current Gov. On The Contrary the Texas Gover is Gaining Support from Governors across States lines along the U.S. border as Residents are fed up with illegals cutting their Property fences and fearing their lives. Governors join in Writing the President to end the Crossing.

Celebrities wanna be governors and Governors wanna be celebrities. Cute in a way. Joke democrats Give the man a powered wheelchair so he can get out of office quicker.. McConaughey is a sports mascot not a politician. Everyone asked a question has a view about something. We don’t need more Hollywood “stars,” that are no longer the hot names in the papers, so they want national attention by running for public office with 0 experience.

lol definitely do beto again, for sure Just by the mere fact that he doesn’t protect the people of Texas from Covid. I hope he lost this time. I love McSexyFace, but he should 💯 sit down for this. As a Texan I don’t care who runs for Governor as long as we can get rid of GregAbbott_TX He doesn’t represent TX constituents, he works to keep dark money in his pocket.

Haitians on Texas border undeterred by US plan to expel themDEL RIO, Texas (AP) — Haitian migrants seeking to escape poverty, hunger and a feeling of hopelessness in their home country said they will not be deterred by U.S. plans to speedily send them back, as thousands of people remained encamped on the Texas border Saturday after crossing from Mexico. Latin American refugees... Let them in all day. Haitian refugees... Reject and send back. Cuban refugees... Vehemently swear off immigration. Tell me why the DNC is so particular with it's policy? They are escaping for a reason. We should find a way to welcome them. We have our own impoverished people to help here. Go home and fix your own country.

Fake news Just what texas needs, McConaughey....good grief. He is spooked by religion. One should resign IMMEDIATELY - one should keep doing automotive commercials and one should be elected.....BETO!!! Give it back to Mexico and forget about it. my 18 yo senior Ragdoll cat Sonja would make a better Governor of Texas.

Texas doesn’t need an actor it needs Beto O’Rourke! Help turn Texas around for the good of all its citizens! LOL. Who cares for Challengers, when the whole Republican Party is busy in league with the Governor to make Voting itself Challenging to cook the overall votes. 😆 Nope, fake news AbortAbbott Tic toc MF.

U.S. ramps up plan to expel Haitian migrants gathered in TexasLATEST: U.S. to ramp up expulsion flights within the next 3 days for some of the thousands of Haitian migrants gathered under an overpass bridge in Del Rio, Texas, officials say. Why is this never done with White European countries? Why didn’t we send those millions of Hispanics back to Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala? Let’s help those asylums find refugee in the USA. POTUS VP OccupyDemocrats TheDemocrats

Abbott has got to go. McConaughey? Hard pass. I can't vote in TX, but I can donate to BetoORourke's campaign. I'm so happy for the Governor. He doesn't sound all that interested in preserving his constituents lives anymore. Not a bad idea to bring in someone different. I’m guessing that he lost the contract for Lincoln TV ads and needs a new gig

I pray to Jesus Matthew does run for governor bc God knows we need Abbott out and Beto is NOT the answer TheDudeSeesAll Shocking....😑🙄 'We are passing a law that allows a fetus to vote before six weeks. They also have the right to bear arms because, God willing, they will one day have two of them.' Go with O Rourke McConaughey is no politician,..like trump

GovAbbott went too far right and is no longer governing but playing politics and intelligent people from ALL parties see that . This is never good for a state or a country .

U.S. Ramps Up Plans To Expel Haitian Migrants At Texas BorderThe migrants' Caribbean homeland was recently devastated by an earthquake. The Governor of Texas will hurt them. Get them out of there!! So now Biden will deport them all back to Haiti. He might as well be Trump. Yeah, this is the kinder, gentler Biden administration! Wasn't Harris paraded as one of the boat people?!

McConaughey is welcome to campaign for Beto but not run. Stay in your lane and do what’s best for Texas. McConaughey BetoORourke texasdemocrats Damn McConaughey better not run and mess up Beto! I'd vote for anyone over Abbott. Those two are the best Texas can do? Secede already! Do us all a favor! Beto all the way!

How can he be unpopular? Has his policies killed too many of his base? That could be a problem. LeighhazelLeigh And with due respect to McConaughey, I think we've tried this actor/celebrity as a politician before and it has really not turned out well...it's time for Beto Do we even know what party Matthew McConaughey is or what his governing knowledge is, or any coherent position on big issues and minutiae of government? The SAT prep tutor is quite engaging but turns out, not Governor or mayor material.

That's good he has done nothing to be fair to ALL the people of Texas everyone else suffers except Republicans. He's ridiculous he's followed trumps lead & has hurt every race religion etc ...

These Republican governor supporters of Trump and big corp are getting a incentive for playing the game and keeping up with the script CNNPolitics ABCPolitics staceyabrams SenBooker SenWarren BernieSanders BarackObama TheRevAl CBSMornings donlemon newsone Abbott always looks like he's taking a 💩 and mashing it in his chair. Then again.....

True Texans will support a Governor with True Grit! Matthew, please boy, you are not government material like trump He'll soon retire as one of the most hated man in Texas...particularly those that had family members and close friends who suffered and died from Covid. I like a serious candidate like Beto.

Abbot is hiring Taliban consultants to help him enforce women’s rights in Texas About time. Vote blue! Beto!! Good riddance

Lets vote Beto in and let real men run the state , not hucksters ! Liars. Texas Abortion Ban And Voting Restrictions Haven’t Hurt Gov. Greg Abbott’s Approval Rating, Poll Finds. Where did you get that information?Democrats🤣 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡😂😂😂😂😂🍩🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Bury him along with THOUSANDS of Texans! 💀💀💀 Funny how murdering fellow Texans will do that. Call some more attention to your f'd up state Maybe because everyone here knows he and the GQP didn't do shit about the power grid. Hmmm. Who would have guessed willful misinformation that killed off your constituents was not a winning strategy.🤔

If Texas was a disaster flic (which it kind of is) Abbott would be headed for a nasty comeuppance in the final reel. thich nguoi phu phieu luu,ko rang buoc,de n430hin ,co gia dinh,hoac ly than

I don't even like Beto but Abbott needs to spend the rest of his life in church, sedated, lonely and mumbling to himself about Jesus. Even with the best intentions, Matthew McConaughey needs to step back... we don't need another ex actor politician tyvm... 😒 🚨 Mississippi Republican / GOP Governor Tate Reeves stood by his state's response to the COVID19 Pandemic, despite having the HIGHEST Number of COVID19 DEATHS Per Capita and NO Statewide COVID19 Vaccine or Masking Mandate 🖥️

I don't McConaughy or O'Rourke are good candidates. Neither has Ann Richards' ability to charm you while disagreeing with you at the same time. Mr. O'Rourke gets ahead of himself and sputters on messaging. Mr. McConaughey doesn't seem serious enough. Anybody else? Mathew for Gov and Beto for Lt Gov. ( there is a reason for this!)

It should plunge all the way down the crapoer… totally inept , misogynistic moron! Matthew McConaughey needs to take a seat and support Beto. Abbot’s got my vote

Why mention mcconaughey Matthew Mcconaughey would be good Beto O’Rourke Betta!!! He must GO❗️ McConaughey is a DISTRACTION to DETRACT VOTES AWAY FROM O’Rourke!!! ☝🏿🧐🇺🇸 if Texas hasnt learned how Beto fights for them by now, they never will, & dont deserve him. HEY GREG ABBOTT!!! ☝🏿🧐🇺🇸 But the guy’s doing everything he can to fill up more refrigerated abbottwagons

How about Julian Castro? I think he would be a good Governor. I know who will be the next governor of Texas Matthew McConaughey. Not because he is qualified but because he can act the part better of someone who is qualified. Politics without politicians and policy is like being handed a bun and told it's a cheeseburger

I don’t think Beto can win in Texas after his comments about guns BetoORourke Come in Texas needs you. Hell, the entire country needs you. 😊✌🏻 Alright, alright, alright! GregAbbott_TX Failed Texas!!! BetoForGovernor Sit down McConaughey. 🤡🤡🤡 Why do the only options suck? I think I might end up disliking Matthew, and I don’t wanna do that cuz I really like him as an actor so I’m rooting for Beta to take this fools seat.

Irresponsible MSM will give MMcM serious equivalency to Beto. Shameful. Wheelchair trump wants to be potus anyway Oh gawd not another actor

You're saying dr. death is losing popularity. Someone help Texas I would truly vote for McConaughey & I don't even live there. Not because he's an incredible actor, but because he's an incredible human being & father. A man of great values & common sense. Good luck Texas. Can’t imagine why! 🙄 AbbottMustGo

MORE FAKE NEWS FROM THE COMPOST. GOVERNOR ABBOTT IS MORE POPULAR WITH CONERVATIVE AND INDEPENDENT TEXAS VOTERS THAN EVER. OMG, can we just lose the actors and tv personalities (however minor they are) from these political battles. Let’s let Beto take the ball and run it into the end zone without interference. Thank you.

I like Matthew McConaughey, but we need a serious candidate NOT an actor. If Matthew is serious about helping, he should support Beto and lend his spotlight to helping Beto defeat Abbott. Assholes always win these days

drseid Why do these celebrities think they can run a state? (Or anything else, for that matter?) Matthew McConaughey Haven't we seen enough of entertainers, football coaches, and ex-athletes in politics? Yes to Beto! ha ha ha yeah right The GOPQ's timeline is how many of our voters will we let die so we can make Joe and Dems look bad for 2022? My guess is, with the tight margins, not too many more.

Beto “Munson” O’Rourke.. get it right.. gaslighting He‘ll just start talking about god, socialism and taxes and those yokels will flock to vote for him. They’d rather die from Covid or freeze to death in winter than vote for a “socialist” I had to Lol this is fake news. Texas loves its governor.

Let it be BETO O'ROURKE wow