Monday, January 10, 2011

Rick's approval high heading into session...

Rick has some of his highest poll numbers he has had in years of polling... while Kay continues to feel serious lag from her primary contest nearly a year ago...

The poll is good news for those who want a conservative agenda without some of the more anti immigrant rhetoric we have seen in other states (link). Excerpt follows...

 Republican Gov. Rick Perry enters the 2011 legislative session more popular than he's been in years but not so popular that Texans want him to run for president, according to a new poll commissioned by the American-Statesman and other newspapers.
U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, meanwhile, could be vulnerable to defeat in the Republican primary if she runs for re-election next year.
Perry posted his highest job approval rate — 51 percent — and his lowest disapproval rate — 30 percent — in five years, pollster Mickey Blum said.
About half the voters in the state think Texas is headed in the right direction.
"People think Perry's doing the right thing," Blum said. 

I have some problems with the poll but I won't go into them. Maybe you can spot some of those problems if I just blog the results...

Poll questions, results
Editor's note: The poll has a total sample of 819 respondents, whose total results are designated by the "Texas adults" heading in the poll questions below. A total of 716 were registered voters designated by the "Registered voters" header. The total sample has a +/- 3.4 margin of error and the registered voters has a +/- 3.7 margin of error.

Do you approve or disapprove of the job Rick Perry is doing as Governor?
Texas adultsRegistered voters
Not sure20%16%

Do you approve or disapprove of the job Kay Bailey Hutchison is doing as Senator?
Texas adultsRegistered voters
Not sure27%25%

Do you think Texas Gov. Rick Perry should or should not run for President in two years?
Texas adultsRegistered voters
Should not61%63%
Not sure14%12%

Do you think it is fair to voters for a lawmaker in their district to switch parties right after an election or don't you think so?
Texas adultsRegistered voters
Yes, fair17%17%
No, not fair70%72%
Not sure11%10%

Did you vote for Rick Perry, Bill White, or someone else if you voted in the recent November 2010 General Election for Governor?
Registered voters
Someone else---
Not eligible to vote3%
Something came up11%
Chose not to vote14%
Not sure5%

In politics today, do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or something else?
Registered voters
Independent leaning Republican16%
Independent leaning Democrat5%
Strictly Independent17%
Something else1%
Not sure3%

1 comment:

  1. KBH is NOT seeking reelection to 4th full six-year term in the Senate come 2012, which likely opens the door for Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst since Railroad Commissioners Michael Williams and Elizabeth Ames Jones are already running for the Senate seat on the GOP side and on the Democratic side, former TX Comptroller John Sharp is running.


Hey now, campaign characters. Be nice. I know a lot of you on both sides, so I don't want any overly foul language, personal attacks on anyone other than the candidates themselves, or other party fouls. I will moderate the heck out of you if you start breaking the bounds of civility.