Monday, May 24, 2010

New poll... Texas Tribune has Rick up by 9 over Bill White...

There is a new sheriff in town... the Texas Tribune has a new poll in the race between Rick and Bill White, and as we all know it seems like the most recent poll is always the most authoritative in the public consciousness...

Details (link). Excerpt follows...
Republican Rick Perry leads Democrat Bill White by nine percentage points — 44 percent to 35 percent — in the 2010 race for governor, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll.
Perry's stronger with Anglo voters, leading White 55 percent to 25 percent. White is stronger with African American voters (69 to 5) and with Hispanics (43 to 32). Perry is ahead among both men (48 to 34) and women (40 to 35).

There was also a poll by Democrats showing Rick up by 9% over Bill White (link). Then there is that Texas Democratic Trust poll that had Rick up by 4... yeah right (link). There have also been polls showing Rick up by 13 in Rasmussen (link), 16 in Texas Research (link), 13 in the liberal Democrat Maslin poll (link).

A lot of polls... all pointing to one basic conclusion... Rick is up by an average of 10.67 in the polls that have come out in the past week.

Bill White has spent more than a million dollars on television commercials (link), and he has not made even a slight dent.

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