Fears of an immigration surge has piled pressure on the governor as Title 42—which lets the U.S. turn back migrants using a COVID-era health rule—is ending.
Abbott emphasized border security during his reelection bid, but Texas counties along the U.S.-Mexico border backed his Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke.
Abbott handily won reelection to a third term as Texas governor, defeating Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke.
"The red wave did not make shore, but some prominent Democrats nonetheless went out to sea," said a University of London academic.
"I just don't see a path for Beto. At some point the donor base says we reached in our pockets deeply three times for you and it's time to move on."
The governor faced backlash over his handling of Uvalde's Robb Elementary School shooting throughout the campaign.
Voters go to the polls on Tuesday to decide if Greg Abbott will remain as Governor of Texas.
During the 2018 midterm elections, 13 of 18 states saw the Republican Senate nominee receive fewer votes than their party's gubernatorial nominee.
Nearly 30 governors across the country are fighting to stay in office this year.
With two weeks to the midterm election, the poll shows the Democratic gubernatorial candidate within striking distance of beating the Republican incumbent.
Recent polls show Texas Republicans with leads over their Democratic opponents as the former president is scheduled to arrive in the state on Saturday night.
Some political observers say that Texas women will help push the Democratic gubernatorial candidate past the finish line.
The Texas governor told ABC13, "there's going to be some laws that will be proposed, that will make sure we're doing more to protect the life of the mother."
"In Texas, changing the state is not easy," Mario Carrillo of America's Voice told Newsweek. "But the one who has come closest in 2018 is Beto."
Democrat Beto O'Rourke is trailing behind Republican Greg Abbott in the race for Texas governor.
Despite the Democrat's lackluster polling, O'Rourke managed to rake in a record-breaking fundraising haul of $27.6 million between February and July.
Abbott took aim at President Joe Biden accusing him of "failure" and saying it was the president's job "to secure the border."
Beto O'Rourke is winning the conversation on guns. His polling on other issues, however, could bode trouble as he seeks to unseat Republican Greg Abbott.
The Democrat hoping to unseat the Republican in November's midterms has been behind Abbott in the past 26 Real Clear Politics surveys, dating back to June.
Independent voters in Texas care more about immigration than abortion, according to a new analysis.
The O'Rourke campaign, which Newsweek reported had staffers worried about "disappointing" Hispanic outreach in June, is now feeling buoyed by internal metrics.
The advertisement, running across the state through October, represents some of the most significant outside spending in the race so far.
The newest University of Houston-Texas Southern University poll on August 28 showed Abbott leading O'Rourke by seven points, 49 percent to 42 percent.
"We want to support those victims, but also those victims can access health care immediately," the Texas governor said.
Despite the Democrat breaking Texas' fundraising records, the incumbent Republican still appears to have a significant advantage.
"It may be funny to you, motherf****r, but it's not funny to me," O'Rourke, a Democrat running for Texas governor, said during a town hall..
The Democratic gubernatorial candidate has raked in record-breaking contributions to unseat the incumbent Republican in Texas.
"There's real power in showing up and holding a town hall, whether people are wearing a Beto T-shirt or a Trump hat," said O'Rourke spokesman Chris Evans.
The outraged moms laid out the reasons why they're trying to unseat Abbott, including him loosening gun laws and the state's restrictive abortion law.