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Forbes: Texas Gov. Abbott Leads Beto O'Rourke By Just 1 Point In Potential Matchup, Poll Suggests (Original Post) onetexan Nov 2021 OP
These polls drive me crazy jimfields33 Nov 2021 #1
I don't think he ever broke 50% in the polls ColinC Nov 2021 #3
Can you refer us to these polls? I followed that election closely Torchlight Nov 2021 #8
Here's a sampling jimfields33 Nov 2021 #10
Another jimfields33 Nov 2021 #11
And two polls lead you to assert "almost all polls"? Torchlight Nov 2021 #14
I'm not doing more examples. I gave you two out of many jimfields33 Nov 2021 #21
Of course. Torchlight Nov 2021 #22
Glad I could help you. I take that as a thank you. jimfields33 Nov 2021 #23
No. Not really. Torchlight Nov 2021 #24
Says you. Please just be appreciative of the hard work I did for you. jimfields33 Nov 2021 #25
Anecdotal evidence is not data Torchlight Nov 2021 #26
I'm keeping my expectations low. BannonsLiver Nov 2021 #12
Sadly you are right. Frustrating. jimfields33 Nov 2021 #13
Most polls did not show this. In fact, Beto outperformed the polls. Drunken Irishman Nov 2021 #28
False. Elessar Zappa Nov 2021 #29
Despite the gun thing, I do think O Rourke will do the best against Abbott ColinC Nov 2021 #2
I agree In It to Win It Nov 2021 #4
+1 K&R onetexan Nov 2021 #6
Go Beto!!! pandr32 Nov 2021 #5
This would certainly be payback for Virginia :-) Metaphorical Nov 2021 #7
Voting Rights Act has to pass JustAnotherGen Nov 2021 #9
Last week Abbott was ahead by 8, and I thought... ananda Nov 2021 #15
mcconaughey has no governing experience, not to mention he was a conservative onetexan Nov 2021 #16
McConaughey would run as a narcissist who knows nothing about politics jcgoldie Nov 2021 #17
Neither McConoughey nor Beto are running at this time. LeftInTX Nov 2021 #18
edited jcgoldie Nov 2021 #19
I'm just saying McC would be better than Abbott. ananda Nov 2021 #27
Beto is not running yet... LeftInTX Nov 2021 #20
Based on my liking of the result, I find this poll to be credible! tritsofme Nov 2021 #30

jimfields33

(15,223 posts)
1. These polls drive me crazy
Mon Nov 8, 2021, 11:58 AM
Nov 2021

I was sure Beto was going to win against cruz. All the polls showed it. But alas not even that close.

ColinC

(8,127 posts)
3. I don't think he ever broke 50% in the polls
Mon Nov 8, 2021, 12:01 PM
Nov 2021

But still came within 2% on election day. He did better than any Democrat was expected to do. And the same will happen with Abbott. Doesn't mean he will win, but he is reminding the republican party that they don't alhave a free pass in Texas anymore.

Torchlight

(3,135 posts)
8. Can you refer us to these polls? I followed that election closely
Mon Nov 8, 2021, 12:55 PM
Nov 2021

and never saw any polling data that showed O'Rourke in front, let alone to the amount that "all polls showed it".

Thanks in advance!

jimfields33

(15,223 posts)
21. I'm not doing more examples. I gave you two out of many
Mon Nov 8, 2021, 02:32 PM
Nov 2021

Google is very easy. I did the work for you. But you can take over and find others.

Torchlight

(3,135 posts)
24. No. Not really.
Mon Nov 8, 2021, 02:36 PM
Nov 2021

The phrase 'almost all' was never given any substantiation, so until given any, I'll see it as an empty assertion.

jimfields33

(15,223 posts)
25. Says you. Please just be appreciative of the hard work I did for you.
Mon Nov 8, 2021, 02:38 PM
Nov 2021

Appreciation goes a long way. Have a great day! I feel freaking great helping out a fellow DUer. You made my day!

Torchlight

(3,135 posts)
26. Anecdotal evidence is not data
Mon Nov 8, 2021, 02:43 PM
Nov 2021

But to save time, I'll go with your insistence 'almost all polls' said O'Rourke was ahead as just another thing someone says.

BannonsLiver

(16,052 posts)
12. I'm keeping my expectations low.
Mon Nov 8, 2021, 01:24 PM
Nov 2021

Not because of any past polling but because it’s Texas and there’s still more than enough Trump style knuckle draggers there to give Abbott the win.

ColinC

(8,127 posts)
2. Despite the gun thing, I do think O Rourke will do the best against Abbott
Mon Nov 8, 2021, 11:59 AM
Nov 2021

Than any democrat against any sitting republican in the last few decades. I don't know that he would win, but he would certainly do very well.

In It to Win It

(8,039 posts)
4. I agree
Mon Nov 8, 2021, 12:06 PM
Nov 2021

I hope that he can gin the same energy that his 2018 campaign did. Ted Cruz barely eeked out that victory.

Beto made his campaign about Texas, and he didn't need to bring up Trump at all. His opponent was the boogeyman. That's the kinda campaign we need. It's still gonna be an uphill battle but Beto's the best shot.

Metaphorical

(1,584 posts)
7. This would certainly be payback for Virginia :-)
Mon Nov 8, 2021, 12:52 PM
Nov 2021

I think if anyone has a chance against Abbott, Beto does.

ananda

(28,716 posts)
15. Last week Abbott was ahead by 8, and I thought...
Mon Nov 8, 2021, 01:37 PM
Nov 2021

Beto's stance on guns was going to lose the election
for him.

I was thinking McConaughey would be better than
Abbott.

It's Texas, y'all.

onetexan

(12,927 posts)
16. mcconaughey has no governing experience, not to mention he was a conservative
Mon Nov 8, 2021, 02:06 PM
Nov 2021

we have no idea what he's running as. I hope he meant it when he said if Beto runs that he w back out.

jcgoldie

(11,537 posts)
17. McConaughey would run as a narcissist who knows nothing about politics
Mon Nov 8, 2021, 02:09 PM
Nov 2021

Seems like a frighteningly familiar scenario.

ananda

(28,716 posts)
27. I'm just saying McC would be better than Abbott.
Mon Nov 8, 2021, 03:31 PM
Nov 2021

Beto would be better than both of them... but I'm
worried that his stance on guns will cost him the
election.

It's Texas.

LeftInTX

(24,283 posts)
20. Beto is not running yet...
Mon Nov 8, 2021, 02:20 PM
Nov 2021

I hate these polls because Beto is not running....

He absolutely MUST file before Dec 13th.

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