Hobby Poll

A couple of months ago, local GOPers were high fiving when they learned that the Hobby School of Public Affairs poll had GOP candidate for Harris County Judge Alexandra del Moral Mealer one point behind Judge Lina Hidalgo.

The Hobby School released their latest poll yesterday and it shows Judge Hidalgo with a 10-point lead.  Here is from the poll:

This 10 percentage point lead by Hidalgo is notably higher than the 1 percentage point lead she garnered in the Hobby School election survey released in July.

Del Moral Mealer holds a 19 percentage point advantage over Hidalgo among white voters, 58% to 39%.

Hidalgo holds a 71 percentage point advantage over del Moral Mealer among Black voters, 79% to 8%, and a 44 percentage point advantage among Latino voters, 69% to 25%.

Hidalgo enjoys a 14 percentage point lead over del Moral Mealer among women, 53% to 39%, but only a 2 percentage point lead among men, 50% to 48%.

Del Moral Mealer enjoys a 16 percentage point lead over Hidalgo, 56% to 40%, among the combined Silent Generation/Baby Boomers cohort, and Hidalgo a comparable 16 percentage point lead over del Moral Mealer among Generation X, 54% to 38%.

Hidalgo is the overwhelming favorite of the combined Millennials/Generation Z cohort, with a 40 percentage point lead in vote intention over del Moral Mealer, 67% to 27%.

Are local GOPers still high fiving?  I am sure local Dems are feeling better.

I wonder if right wing activist newsie Greg Groogan will bring up the poll on “What’s Your Point” this Sunday.


Commentary has been living in the Heights forever, sort of. I have heard of the Greater Heights.  That kind of refers to the area around the Heights.  Up until last year, I had never heard of the Lower Heights. That is when I saw a sign saying Lower Heights at the development around I-10 and Studewood by the Kroger, Total Wine and Target area.

Now the Lower Heights made the Chron today. See this headline from the online Chron:

New Asian stir fry restaurant headed to Lower Heights District

Excuse me. It went from an area to a district.


I was at The Yard last night. It was the first time that I witnessed in person an extra inning game under the COVID rules. You know, putting a runner on second base to start each extra inning. The Astros held the Rangers scoreless in the top of the 10th.  In the bottom of the 10th with 2 outs and runners on first and second, the Rangers intentionally walked Yordan Alvarez to put an Astros runner on third base. My nephew Dave, who was with me at the game, well, we both kind of looked at each other, like why do you put the winning run on third base. The next pitch scooted past the catcher. Game over. We won. Nice.

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