In a new poll released on Tuesday by Quinnipiac University, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has a commanding 19 point lead over his Democratic challenger. Abbott leads Lupe Valdez 58-39 among likely voters.

According to Quinnipiac, Texas voters overwhelmingly approve of the job Governor Abbott is doing.

Texas likely voters approve 62 - 34 percent of the job Abbott is doing and give him a 60 - 33 percent favorability rating. Valdez gets a split 28 - 28 percent favorability rating, and 42 percent of voters don't know enough to form an opinion of her.

"Gov. Greg Abbott is highly regarded by Texas voters and appears on the way to a landslide reelection. His lead over Sheriff Lupe Valdez is just under 20 points among likely voters and the governor gets good grades on his job performance," Brown said.

Valdez has a long ways to go if she hopes to catch up to Abbott.