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November 4, 2013 - 9:06 pm

Sure, let’s go with that.

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) is running just 6 percentage points behind state Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) in the 2014 governor’s race, according to an online University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll released Monday.

Davis’ name recognition has jumped significantly since she made national headlines with an 11-hour filibuster against an anti-abortion bill in late June. In a poll taken earlier that month, 58 percent of Texas voters didn’t know her or had no opinion of her. In the most recent poll, that number is down to just 16 percent.

Opinions of Davis, the only Democratic gubernatorial candidate so far, are deeply divided, with 37 percent of Texas voters viewing her favorably, 31 percent unfavorably and 16 percent neutral.

Abbott, the leading Republican candidate, is more positively rated, with 36 percent viewing him favorably, 24 percent unfavorably and 23 percent neutral. Eighteen percent didn’t know him or had no opinion.

They can drink all they want over there in the Abortion Barbie Dream House but if they think the large number of undecided voters in Texas are going to break Democrat the hangover may be incurable.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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No so fast! Davis may have a chance. There may be other anti-black racists in Texas who agree with her that butchering black babies is a good way to keep control of the Texas minorities.
Kill black babies, put most adult black males in prision and import Mexicans to take black jobs is a good democrat program to keep blacks in their ante-bellum place.
45 weeks ago
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This was posted by a Wendy Davis supporter -- but one still dealing with the reality of Texas voting patterns -- over at the Texas Monthly political blog, in response to the Davis-Abbott poll numbers. Basically, it's the poll numbers for the 2010 gubernatorial race between Rick Perry and former Houston Mayor Bill White, which went like this:

Feb. 2009:
Perry 44%
White 35% (a difference of 9 points but 1 point more than Davis' current)
Someone else 8%
Undecided 12%

May 2010:
Perry 44%
White 35% (again a difference of 9 points)
Someone else 7%
Undecided 15%%

Sept. 2010:
Perry 39%
White 33 % (down 2 points, but within 6 points of Perry)
Libertarian 5%
Green Party 1%
Undecided 22%

The poster goes on to note the actual final results --

Perry 54.9%
White 42.28% or a difference of more than 12 points.


Barring a major scandal, oil prices dropping below $70 a barrel, tanking the state's fracking-fueled economic boom, and/or Greg Abbott gaffing himself into a loss a la Clayton Williams against Ann Richards in 1990, that poll pattern is going to be how next year's election plays out, especially if Wendy continues to rely on big out-of-state fundraisers, especially in Washington D.C.

The more she's reliant on the national Democratic Party, the way things are going right now, the less she's going to be able to attract the swing voters/suburban women she needs to win next November (because running a campaign based on your abortion filibuster is not going to gin up turnout among Catholic Hispanic voters to anywhere near the level Wendy would need to offset not getting enough swing voters or suburban women who voted for Perry in at least two of the past three state election cycles).

45 weeks ago
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The "handlers" pushing Davis to run for Governor know full well she hasn't a chance of winning or even coming anywhere close. Their goal is to create a "national" issue out of the TX governor's race to be used as campaign fodder in other states in which D candidates have a shot at winning. Davis "rags to riches" story, pink shoes and 15 minutes of blocking an abortion restriction bill in the TX legislature will play well in the purple states but will not work back home. She is being sacrificed by some unscrupulous operatives in the national Democrat establishment and, apparently, is too stupid to realize how she is being used and tossed aside.
45 weeks ago
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i encourage all of her supporters to give generously to her cause. Give until it hurts. The funds will thus be unavailable for other progressive agendas. I do not think she could win Texas if she spent a billion dollars, and if the Democrats think so, it is clearly a consequence of how completely tone deaf to, and clueless about, the Texas electorate they are.
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