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New poll: Abbott up single-digits on Davis in Texas governor's race

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A new poll on the 2014 Texas governor's race has Republican Greg Abbott up by single-digits on likely Democratic nominee Wendy Davis.

Attorney General Abbott, the favorite in the Republican primary, beats Davis by just six points in a head-to-head match up – 40 percent to 34 percent. Twenty-five percent of voters said they were undecided.

In a poll that includes a Libertarian candidate, Abbott leads Davis by only five points – 40 percent to 35 percent for Davis and five percent for Libertarian Kathie Glass.

"Those undecided's are going to wait. Some of them wont vote. Those who do will vote by habit, so at this point in the campaign I think there are still significant Republican advantages that the Democrats will have to overcome," said SMU political science professor Cal Jillson.

Abbott, in Dallas on Monday for an event, downplayed the results of the poll.

"I'm always pleased when I'm ahead in polls, but I'll be the first to tell you that polls at this early date are really inconsequential," Abbott said.

The polling was done by the Texas Tribune and the University of Texas and results were published on Monday.

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