Remember when Wendy Davis was going to be the point of the lance in turning Texas purple? Well, that’s over. It’s finished. Her Republican opponent, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, is beating her by double-digits. Moreover, most Texans have already made up their minds in this race (via Houston Chronicle):
Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott over Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis by double digits, according to a poll released this weekend.
The survey, done by polling firm YouGov in collaboration with CBS and The New York Times, shows 34 percent supporting Davis and 3 percent leaning toward voting for her, while the same numbers split 50-4 for Abbott. Perhaps the worst news from the poll for the Davis campaign is that only 2 percent aren’t sure for whom they’re going to vote, leaving a very small slice of a red-state electorate to vie for over the next three months.
[T]he signs of defeat are already present within left-leaning media circles. Slate’s Jessica Grose wrote on the site’s feminist XX blog on June 30 that “Even if She [Davis] Loses in Texas, Wendy Davis Is a Win for America.”
Around the same time, Tom Dart over at the Guardian wrote about Davis’ “art of winning by losing.” …
Davis’ gubernatorial run may have energized liberals, but it’s coming down to the wire and the YouGov poll shows she has little room to maneuver in a state where liberal politicians get a cool reception statewide.