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Texas 2022 Elections

Texas gubernatorial race between Abbott and O’Rourke tightens, according to first poll since Uvalde shooting

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows that Gov. Greg Abbott’s 15-point lead has shrunk to 5 points over Beto O’Rourke as more Texas voters now say gun policies are a top priority.

Gov. Greg Abbott on May 29, 2022 visits a memorial at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde where a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers on May 24, 2022.
Democratic candidate for governor Beto O'Rourke speaks to the press after interrupting a separate press conference held by Gov. Greg Abbott and other local and statewide Republican officials at Uvalde High School on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

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