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Poll: Alexandra Mealor holds slight lead over Lina Hidalgo

Republican opponent Alexandra Mealer is barely forward of Democratic incumbent Lina Hidalgo, based on the ballot.

HOUSTON — As early voting begins in Texas, one of many hottest races to observe is for Harris County choose the place Democratic incumbent Lina Hidalgo is dealing with Republican challenger Alexandra Mealer.

According to a brand new University of Houston poll, Mealer holds a slight lead with Election Day simply two weeks away and early voting already underway.

“Right now the county judge race is in a statistical dead heat with Alexandra del moral Mealer with a 2 percent advantage over Lina Hidalgo with 8 percent undecided, so right now this is an effective tie,” Mark Jones, senior analysis affiliate on the UH Hobby faculty and political science fellow at Rice University, stated.

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The most crucial subject, based on the net survey of 625 seemingly voters, is crime, together with abortion and voting rights.

“If there’s one subject that’s pushing Alex Mealer up and pulling Lina Hidalgo down, it’s the subject of crime and public security, which is an actual weak subject for Harris County Democrats and County Judge Lina Hidalgo particularly,” Jones stated.

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However, Democrats say they’re assured of their capacity to handle crime.

“Right now in county commissioner’s courtroom we’ve two Republicans who refused to indicate as much as do their job,” Harris County Democratic Party Chairman Odus Evbagharu said. “Well, if you’d like public security to be on the forefront of individuals’s minds, present a full work in order that we are able to enhance funding for regulation enforcement, we are able to enhance funding for psychological well being spending.” 

Mealer launched the next assertion Monday. 

“As early voting will get underway, the brand new University of Houston – Hobby School of Public Affairs ballot is strong affirmation that residents need new management in Harris County. It’s unprecedented that after beginning as an unknown, in simply seven months of basic election campaigning, Lina and I are in a lifeless warmth. And the 2 causes I selected to enter this race, crime and authorities corruption, are the highest two points for the overwhelming majority of voters in our county. To those that are skeptical about my capacity to execute my marketing campaign guarantees, I might simply say that in case you assume I’m transferring quick on the marketing campaign path, think about how briskly I can run as soon as in office with a full crew behind me.”

Hidalgo’s marketing campaign additionally launched an announcement.

“Judge Hidalgo successfully led Harris County through natural disasters and a global pandemic – all while making record-breaking investments in public safety and overhauling systems that did a disservice to our county. We anticipated our race would be close, especially given the millions of dollars poured into our far-right opponent’s campaign from known extremists, election deniers, anti-voting rights leaders, and developers eager to roll back regulations that help stop flooding to make a profit at our expense. We are confident voters agree with Judge Hidalgo’s vision for Harris County, and they will re-elect her as county judge.” 

In the UH ballot, Beto O’Rourke holds an 8-point lead forward of Greg Abbott in Harris County.

“This is going to be an election that probably is determined by turnout more than anything else,” Jones stated.

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