Despite the familiar fawning from national Democrats, gubernatorial challenger Robert “Beto” O’Rourke is continuing to slide in the polls.

The most recent poll, issued by Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler, shows incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott with the support of 47 percent of respondents, while only 38 percent said they would support O’Rourke.

The poll, which surveyed 1,268 registered voters, also shows Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick leading his Democrat opponent Mike Collier with 39 percent compared to 28 percent, while Attorney General Ken Paxton leads Democrat Rochelle Garza 37 to 30 percent.

The latest polling comes as O’Rourke makes out-of-state trips to California and New York to raise cash for his campaign.

The election will take place on November 8.

Brandon Waltens

Brandon serves as the Senior Editor for Texas Scorecard. After managing successful campaigns for top conservative legislators and serving as a Chief of Staff in the Texas Capitol, Brandon moved outside the dome in order to shine a spotlight on conservative victories and establishment corruption in Austin. @bwaltens