New Poll: Texans Like Perry… As Governor

June 18, 2011 6:13 am 1 comment

Most Texans approve of Gov. Rick Perry’s performance as governor of the Lone Star State, but when it comes to consideration of him as a potential pony in the race for the White House… well, that’s a horse of a different color. The results of a new independent poll released Thursday show that just 9 percent of likely GOP voters in the state said they would favor Perry in a presidential race. That’s well below the level of support for Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin, the win and place finishers this time around the Texas track:

Romney, favored by 16 percent in the annual Texas Lyceum poll, is the presumptive national front-runner for the Republican nomination, while Palin (14 percent) and Perry have not announced their intention to run.

Several caveats, however, are in order. The presidential preference results have a large margin of error — 8 percentage points — and the Texas primaries are still nine months away.

If Perry were to formally launch a campaign, his support would rise in Texas, though how far is an interesting question, said Bruce Buchanan, a University of Texas government professor.

“In Texas, what’s causing me to hesitate is a sense that people have supported Perry strongly for governor, but they have to think about him as president,” Buchanan said. “If he did jump into the race, would his polls jump up? Most probably. But I don’t know if they would jump up enough to catapult him into front-runner status, not until he showed his chops, so to speak.”

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The new poll was conducted two weeks after another state survey showed Perry trailing most Republican hopefuls in Texas, with only 4 percent of GOP voters favoring their governor as a candidate.

But the latest poll, conducted May 24-31, came after increasing speculation about a Perry candidacy and amid Perry’s May 27 announcement that he would consider running for president, ramping up state and national media coverage of the governor.

The telephone poll of 707 adults was conducted for the Texas Lyceum, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of community and professional leaders under age 46.

A UT/Texas Tribune poll in late May indicated only 4 percent of Texas Republicans said they’d give Perry their votes for president. Sarah Palin led that field at 12 percent, followed by Newt Gingrich at 11 percent, and Mike Huckabee with 10 percent. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota were in a tie for fourth place at 7 percent each. Since then, Huckabee has declined a presidential run, and Gingrich has stumbled badly. Many of his campaign staffers, formerly with Perry’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign, walked out en mass.

Texas poll numbers notwithstanding, Perry’s people are surveying the political landscape in Iowa.

- JP

1 Comment

  • Charly Varughese

    Here the write up says only 4% of the republicans said they’d give Perry their votes. I do not know from which corner did you pick up the opinion. I am sure that majority of the Republicans likes Perry to the White House. If 10 people sits in a coffee shop and favoring some others and if anyone taking a gallop poll and that result shall not be an opinion poll.

    Let the real game come and take an opinion poll in GOP from different part of the state then we can get the real opinion. I firmly belive that Mr. rick Perry can only beat Obama in the next election and that is the words I heard from the mouth of some liberals also.

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