Gov. Rick Perry has expanded his lead over Democratic challenger Bill White in the past month, indicating he's on the verge of clenching a record third full term, according to a new poll commissioned by five Texas newspapers, including the American-Statesman.
Perry, a Republican, has a double-digit advantage among likely voters and those who say they already have voted, with 49 percent supporting him and 37 percent backing White. Two percent picked Libertarian Kathie Glass, and 3 percent chose Green Party nominee Deb Shafto. The remaining 10 percent were either not sure or declined to say whom they support.
"Perry finally kind of seems to have sealed the deal," said pollster Mickey Blum of Blum & Weprin Associates Inc. "I don't think he probably feels terribly worried anymore."
White was considered the Democrats' best chance of winning the Texas governor's office in more than a decade, but now, with Election Day four days away, he is at risk of a sound defeat.How soundly will Bill White be defeated? Not as badly as he deserves to be defeated... he is the most over rated candidate I have seen in a long time....