Christine Rousselle

Things aren't looking so good for Wendy Davis in her quest for the governor's mansion. A new poll shows that she's down by 11 points to Republican opponent Greg Abbott.

From the Washington Examiner:

A University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll found that 47 percent of voters back Abbott, while 36 percent say they'd vote for Davis. The poll found that 17 percent had no opinion on who they'd vote for in the November election.

The new poll shows the Republican attorney general gaining momentum in the historically red state of Texas. In October, the same poll found Abbott with a six-percentage-point lead over Davis.

Since October, Texans have found out that Davis embellished aspects of her personal story, flip-flopped on abortion bans, and associated with a group committing illegal voter registration on her behalf.

Davis was barely reelected to her seat in the Texas State Senate in 2012. She gained national prominence following an 11-hour filibuster against a bill that would restrict abortion access in Texas.

I can't imagine why Texans wouldn't support this woman in office.


Christine Rousselle

Christine Rousselle is a web editor with Townhall.com. Follow her on Twitter at @crousselle.

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