Texas Voters Approve of Mask Mandate, Split on Pandemic Response, Poll Finds

The Quinnipiac University poll was released Wednesday

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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.

A new Quinnipiac University poll of Texas votes says the Lone Star State is a toss-up between former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump while Sen. John Cornyn leads Democratic challenger M.J. Hegar by 9 points.

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.

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