The New York Times now gives Rick his best chance yet of winning... and Bill White's lowest chance yet...
The latest projection has it 53.3 to 44.2... getting ever closer to my 10 point prediction...
Bill White thinks the Republican trend in a Republican state in a Republican wave year is all made up (link). Excerpt follows...
Democrat Bill White says campaign for Texas governor is still far from over
12:00 AM CDT on Saturday, October 30, 2010
SAN ANTONIO – Democrat Bill White encouraged supporters Friday to ignore the polls that show him trailing Gov. Rick Perry and to campaign like "it's a horse race" that will go down to the wire.
"With four days to go, the results of this election have not been written," he told about 200 people at a Mexican restaurant in San Antonio. "They will be written based on what Texans do in the next four days."
At every stop, he played down a poll by the state's major newspapers, including The Dallas Morning News, that shows him 12 points behind Perry. White said the survey overrepresented Republicans and that the numbers don't reflect the more favorable assurances he's hearing at campaign stops.
"The assumptions under that poll compared with the reality of who shows up are way, way off," he said. "This is going to be a tight race."