A congressional campaign telephoned Republicans in the GOP heartland of Midland-Odessa-Llano area last week. For fun, they asked their 300 likely voters (registered and having voted in the three last GOP primaries) what they thought of the governor's race.
The numbers don't bode well for Kay Bailey Hutchison.
Of those sampled, 45 percent favored Rick Perry and 26 percent rang in for Hutchison. There's a large margin of error of 5.6 percent in either direction.
Of course, compared to Houston or Dallas, this is not an area that produces buckets of voters, but it is a slice, a snapshot and an interesting tidbit.
A Congressional campaign encompassing those areas? Are we talking about Mike Conaway, or maybe his challenger? I would expect Rick to over perform in that district because that is close to where he is from, but being up by 19 points is a pretty big deal. That probably means he really is up by 13 state wide...