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TX: 2010 Gov (Rasmussen 3/3)

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Rasmussen
3/3/10; 500 likely voters, 4.5% margin of error
Mode: Automated phone
(Rasmussen release)

Texas

2010 Governor
Perry (R) 49%, White (D) 43%

Favorable / Unfavorable
Rick Perry: 54 / 46
Bill White: 54 / 34

Job Approval / Disapproval
Pres. Obama: 36 / 63
Gov. Perry: 54 / 44

 

Comments
Farleftandproud:

I was about ready to make a comment and already call this one for the "good ol by" himself, Governor Perry. The guy who believes in secession and sending someone to the death chamber, tried by hearsay. The few white progressives, the Latinos and African Americans have to come out for this one! Dems need to do as good of a job recruiting for this one as the GOP and tea party did in the Republican primary.

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Farleftandproud:

Ras is clearly wrong on Obama's approval in TX. I know it is a conservative state, however it's non-white population alone is close to 40 percent and there are still a fair share of white progressives, and many Blue dogs in Texas. Other polls had Obama at 42 approve, 54 dissaprove in Texas. Probably Ras has a very particular way of judging a likely voter in Texas. That is why good turnout is the key for Democrats to win in swing and red states.

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havoc:

Far left

Not all non whites are going to vote for the dem in Texas.

Obama only won 44% of the vote there in 2008 with all the stars were aligned for him. 36% is probably to high.

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Stillow:

TX latino's are conservative, espeically in west texas. They are strong allies to conservatives much like the latino population in CA central valley. TX has about a 10 point barrier the Dems cannot break i nthe state. Perry will probably win 54-45 or so. Won't really be close i nthe end.

You really need to get down close to the border where you will see a shift i nthe latino ideology to more liberal. But a solid portion of the rest of the state's latino population typically suppports conservatives....Bush did very well with latino's, even on a national level in 2004 where I beleive he won 44 percent of the latino vote nationwide.

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IdahoMulato:

It's heart-warming that Bill White has a better net positive favorability than Perry and, therefore, I believe this thing is winnable.

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DFW freethinker:

Bill White does not have a chance. Houston is not doing so well, but Texas overall is. Rick Perry is going to hammer him on this. Barring a major mistake by Rick Perry, this will be a double digit loss for Bill White. Perry is far more telegenic too. White is a homely guy, and like it or not people vote for better looking candidates. Some of White's ads are pathetic. He is talking about being a Sunday school teacher. What difference does that make?

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