From The Texas Tribune : During an appearance on The Daily Show in Austin on Monday, s tate Sen. Wendy Davis , the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, dismissed speculation that Texas is showing no signs of turning blue. Host Jon Stewart asked Davis about the "tough campaign" she has faced this year. Recent surveys, including the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll , have shown her trailing her Republican opponent, Attorney General Greg Abbott , by double digits. "How conservative a place is Texas — and what is the demographic?" Stewart said. "We’ve heard a lot about 'it's flipping blue,' but it looks like it ain’t even flipping like a cool azure. What’s going on?" Davis told Stewart that Texas "really is on its way."