A recent poll issued by CWS Research reported that a majority of Republican voters surveyed would rather vote for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in the next presidential election over Greg Abbott.
The poll randomly selected 715 Texans likely to vote in the upcoming state primary elections and asked which candidate they would prefer in the 2024 presidential election if former President Donald Trump did not run. The respondents could select DeSantis, Abbott, another candidate of their choice, or say that they were still undecided.
Of the voters polled, 46 percent said they would choose DeSantis, while only 13 percent selected Abbott. Additionally, 18 percent of respondents preferred a different candidate, and 23 percent were still unsure of who would get their vote.
This survey comes at an inopportune time for Abbott, who has recently faced criticism from many conservative Texans for failing to act in the last legislative session on Republican priorities like child gender modification and border security.