exas Gov. Greg Abbott is extending his lead over Democrat challenger Beto O'Rourke, according to a newly released University of Texas - Texas Politics Project poll.
The poll shows Gov. Abbott with an 11-point lead, 54% to 43%, over O'Rourke among likely voters in the 2022 election.
The newest survey talked to 883 people who ranked their likelihood of voting in November's election as a 9 or 10 on a 10-point scale from Oct. 7-17.
Libertarian candidate Mark Tippets and Green Party candidate Delilah Barrios each earned support of 1% of voters.
The UT-Texas Politics Project did a similar poll among registered voters in early September that showed Abbott with a 5-point lead.
Texas Lieutenant Governor Race Poll
The UT-Texas Politics poll also shows Republican Lt. Governor Dan Patrick with a strong lead over Democrat challenger Mike Collier.
Patrick leads Collier by 15-points, 51% to 36%, in their rematch, according to the poll.
Libertarian candidate Shanna Steele received support from 5% of people surveyed.
Texas Attorney General Race Poll
In the Texas Attorney General race incumbent Ken Paxton leads over Democrat Rochelle Garza, according to the UT-Texas Politics Poll.
Paxton holds a 14-point lead over Garza, 51% to 37%, according to the poll.
Libertarian candidate Mark Ash saw support from 4% of those surveyed.
Early voting in this year's election begins on Monday, Oct. 24 and runs through Nov. 4. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8.