Texans react to the one-and-only Governor debate ahead of November election

      Comments Off on Texans react to the one-and-only Governor debate ahead of November election

Texas Governor Greg Abbott went head-to-head with Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke in the one-and-only debate planned ahead of the November 8 election. The debate took place on Friday, September 30, at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg near the United States-Mexico border.

Buckle up, here are reactions from across the spectrum about hot topics from last night’s debate. 

Post debate poll

According to media at the debate, O’Rourke was the only participant to remain and speak with press following the debate. KXAN, who hosted the debate, held a pre-and-post poll with a focus group. The pre-debate poll answers had 40% for Abbott, 27% for O’Rourke, and 33% undecided. The post-debate poll results were 50% for O’Rourke, 43% for Abbott and 7% undecided. 

The only debate 

Abbott agreed to a single debate on the condition that there would be no live audience in the theater. The decision has been the subject of widespread scrutiny. 

Uvalde families

News that the families of the Uvalde mass shooting victims would be bussed to the auditorium circulated ahead of the debate on Friday, September 30. In a news conference before the event, the 35 family members gave O’Rourke their support. The families were not allowed…

Texas Governor Greg Abbott went head-to-head with Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke in the one-and-only debate planned ahead of the November 8 election. The debate took place on Friday, September 30, at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg near the United States-Mexico border.
Buckle up, here are reactions from across the spectrum about hot topics from last night’s debate. 
Post debate poll
According to media at the debate, O’Rourke was the only participant to remain and speak with press following the debate. KXAN, who hosted the debate, held a pre-and-post poll with a focus group. The pre-debate poll answers had 40% for Abbott, 27% for O’Rourke, and 33% undecided. The post-debate poll results were 50% for O’Rourke, 43% for Abbott and 7% undecided. 
The only debate 
Abbott agreed to a single debate on the condition that there would be no live audience in the theater. The decision has been the subject of widespread scrutiny. 
Uvalde families
News that the families of the Uvalde mass shooting victims would be bussed to the auditorium circulated ahead of the debate on Friday, September 30. In a news conference before the event, the 35 family members gave O’Rourke their support. The families were not allowed…Read Morelocal_news