Latest polls show Abbott leading O'Rourke, who says, "the only poll that matters is the one on Election Day."

Euri Giles | Clareifi

The latest polls in Texas gubernatorial race show incumbent Texas Governor Greg Abbott ahead of his challenger, Beto O’Rourke.

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The Beto O'Rourke vs. Greg Abbott gubernatorial race in Texas has been one of the most closely watched races in recent memory. With O'Rourke, a Democratic former Congressman, mounting a strong challenge to incumbent Republican Governor Greg Abbott, the polls have been showing a tight race. The latest polls show that O'Rourke has closed the gap slightly, but Abbott still holds a slim lead. This race is sure to come down to the wire, and whoever wins will have a big impact on the future of Texas politics.

Beto O'Rourke is refusing to back down and says, “the only poll that matters is the one on Election Day.”

That's why his campaign, Beto for Texas is continuing to fight for every vote. Beto has crisscrossed the state, meeting with Texans of all backgrounds and persuasions. He's listening to their concerns and sharing his vision for a better future. Beto is relying on grassroots support to fund his campaign. This allows him to stay true to his values and stand up for what he believes in. According to his campaign website, "Beto knows that elections should be about people, not special interests. That's why he's running a people-powered campaign, and it's why he'll never back down from fighting for what's right."

A brief overview of each candidate's platform

Greg Abbott is the incumbent Republican candidate for Governor of Texas. His platform focuses on continuing the state's economic growth, improving education, and keeping communities safe. Beto O'Rourke is the Democratic challenger. His platform includes expanding access to healthcare, increasing funding for public schools, and investing in renewable energy. Greg Abbott has been heavily critical of Beto O'Rourke's voting record in the House of Representatives, specifically on issues related to gun control and law enforcement. Beto O'Rourke has accused Greg Abbott of not doing enough to improve conditions for low-income Texans. The two candidates faced off in a debate on September 30th.

Greg Abbott and Beto O'Rourke are locked in a tight race for the Texas governorship, with polls showing them neck and neck. Abbott, the incumbent, is a Republican who has been in office since 2015. O'Rourke, a Democrat, is a former congressman who is looking to unseat Abbott. Both candidates have strong followings and are well-funded. Overall, it is anyone's guess who will come out on top. However, given Abbott's experience as governor and his track record of winning close races, it is fair to say that he has the advantage going into election day.

The Texas gubernatorial race is heating up and the polls are showing a close race. Beto O'Rourke is refusing to back down and says the only poll that matters is the one on Election Day. Both candidates have thoroughly unique platforms, but it seems like this race will come down to the wire. Who do you think will win?

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