Texas voters overwhelmingly approve of Gov. Greg Abbott's mask mandate, while they are split on his overall handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new Quinnipiac University poll finds.
The survey, released Wednesday, found Texas voters back the mask mandate Abbott (R)) put in place two weeks ago 80-19. However, they are split on his handling of the crisis, with 47% approving and 48% disapproving – a dramatic 21-point swing from early June, when approval far outweighed disapproval, 56-36.
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Additionally, the poll found former vice president Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, leading President Donald Trump by one point, 45-44, and incumbent U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R) with a comfortable nine-point lead, 47-38, over Democratic challenger MJ Hegar.