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TX: 2010 Gov (Rasmussen 1/17)

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Rasmussen
1/17/10; 1,000 likely voters, 3% margin of error
831 Republican primary voters, 3.5% margin of error
Mode: Automated phone
(Rasmussen: General, Primary)

Texas

2010 Governor: Republican Primary
43% Perry, 33% Hutchison, 12% Medina

2010 Governor: General Election
50% Perry (R), 40% White (D)
52% Hutchison (R), 37% White (D)
44% White (D), 38% Medina (R)

 

Comments
moheroy:

Medina is running 12%, I know she is a no hoper, but as a tea partier where her supporters go has a lot of significance in Texas.

Also you carry the general election poll with her against White.

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Farleftandproud:

Oh My God. THis is truly pathetic, that a 2 two term jackass who has not been endorsed by that many Republicans could be ahead of a very smart sane woman, who has been in the Senate for many years. There is no hope for Texas if they will take a dummy over brains. It is pathetic.

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Farleftandproud:

Hey Obama got an F from a gun control organization. Hey he is trying to please them. I'll give them hell next time I hear a sportsman targeting Obama as a gun control Nazi. The CHildren's Defense fund gave Obama a d on the issue. That shows us that the NRA has won.

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DFW freethinker:

Rick Perry is doing well because Texas is doing well economically, and voters here and across the nation are in a foul mood towards anyone in Washington right now. He has honed in on this sentiment and played his cards well. I personally would like to see Kay Hutchison win it all. I do not see it happening though. The radio ads here are focusing on her votes for tax increases, which is very unpopular and a blueprint to lose. I am suprised to see you supporting the same candidate as Dick Cheney.

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Aaron_in_TX:

I'm surprised Hutchinson got no movement from the debate held last week. The papers I saw (San Antonio & Austin) made it seem like she got the better of Perry. From what I saw Perry evaded questions on job losses, taxes, and the Trans Texas Corridor, but Hutchinson became skittish when asked an abortion question.

I think Medina was at 6% in the last poll? She's doubled her percentage but surprisingly it seems to have come from the undecided. I don't see how Hutchinson overcomes Perry at this point, even though she would be much stronger in the general since she'd pull a lot of democrats Perry will not.

Still, given the likely composition of the electorate later this year, Bill White probably doesn't stand a chance. I don't know much about him, other than that he was a very popular mayor of Houston, but Houston has gotten more liberal lately while its northern suburbs have gotten more conservative. He's probably the best candidate Texas Dems have and they're going to get crushed. Too bad.

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moheroy:

Medina did surprisingly well in the debate, and Hutchinson certainly didn't disgrace herself, but she had nothing at all for anyone who wasn't already in her camp. All the big city Texas papers, yes even the Dallas Morning News, are center left (by Texas standards now) so of course they thought Hutchinson won. But they don't really represent TXGOP primary voters.

I think Medina, is this rounds alternative camp for all the people who really can't stand Perry but are to conservative to trust Hutchinson. This is just another variant for the Carol Keeton Strayhorn block. Since Medina didn't look completely insane she was the winner.

Perry clearly has a hard right and West Texas base that basically gives him a floor around 40%, this is what kills all attempts to get rid of him in any multi-candidate race.

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Farleftandproud:

Texas has 29 percent of the population uninsured. Texas still leads nation in rate of uninsured residents

12:00 AM CDT on Wednesday, August 27, 2008
By JASON ROBERSON / The Dallas Morning News
jroberson@dallasnews.com

Texas once again led the nation with the highest percentage of residents without health insurance, a U.S. Census Bureau report showed Tuesday, although the same study also reports a slight dip last year in the percentage without coverage across the nation.

Almost one of every four Texas residents – 24.8 percent – were uninsured in 2006 and 2007, based on an average of the rates for those two years. That's up from 23.9 percent for 2004 and 2005.

The national number also increased a bit for the two-year period to 15.5 percent. However, looking at 2007 by itself, the percentage of uninsured in the country fell from 15.8 percent in 2006 to 15.3 percent in 2007. (State percentages were given only for two-year periods.)

California still has the highest number – not percentage – of uninsured residents at 6.7 million, compared with 5.7 million Texans. The Texas number is up from 5.5 million in 2006.

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