On the eve of her expected entry Thursday into the 2014 gubernatorial race, state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, lags behind Attorney General Greg Abbott in a head-to-head contest by the usual margin for a Democrat seeking statewide office in Texas, according to a poll released Wednesday.
The survey, conducted Sept. 6-20 for the Texas Lyceum, found Abbott with a 29 to 21 percent advantage over Davis, with half those surveyed not ready to offer an opinion. But, because the poll surveyed registered voters and not just “likely” voters, most of those who don’t have an opinion right now won’t be voting in the midterm election, when typically only about two-fifths of registered Texas turn out to vote.
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