Another poll and Beto is hanging around his favorite corner, or 42nd street. The latest University of Houston poll has Governor Greg Abbott plus 7 over Mr. O’Rourke: 49-42. A few days ago, The Dallas Morning News had the governor up by 10 or 51-41. A bit before that, The Texas Tribune had the governor up 45-39.
Do you get the feeling that Governor Abbott is going to get re-elected? I got a whole bunch of polls that say the same thing going back to January.
Why is O’Rourke stuck in the low 40s? He is extremely well known and will likely get a gig at MSNBC after he loses this race. So why is Robert Francis O’Rourke stuck at 42?
First, he has not given Texans a good reason to replace an incumbent governor. In other words, most Texans are doing quite well and people continue to move here. Our problem is absorbing all those people who want to live here.
Second, the lights did not go out. The grid held up despite one of the worst summers in memory. I’m not saying that everything is going well. We need more plants and energy. Unfortunately, Beto sounds too much like California on green energy and we know about the problems in the Golden State. It’s tough to be banging the green tambourine with California going dark and Europe going cold.