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TX: 2010 Gov (Tribune 2/12)

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Texas Tribune
2/12/10; 800 registered voters, 3.5% margin of error
366 likely Republican primary voters, 5.1% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(Tribune release)

Texas

2010 Governor: Republican Primary
45% Perry, 21% Hutchison, 19% Medina

2010 Governor: Democratic Primary
50% White, 11% Shami

2010 Governor: General Election
44% Perry, 35% White
43% Hutchison, 34% White
36% Medina, 26% White
48% Perry, 25% Shami
49% Hutchison, 23% Shami
40% Medina, 24% Shami

 

Comments
CUWriter:

Sounds about right. Any GOPer is running about 10 points ahead of White and that's likely where it will stay unless Hutch or Medina run as an indy in the fall. Though I think the 9/11 truther bit will probably hurt Medina badly as it gets more play.

Expect a 55-45 win by Perry over White in the end.

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Field Marshal:

She's a truther? I didn't hear that. That's funny.

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Stillow:

They have truthers in TX?

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Aaron_in_TX:

I didn't catch it exactly, but Medina said something about how the government's knowledge about 9/11 should have been investigated more thoroughly. The local conservative talk radio was rabid about it.

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Farleftandproud:

Perhaps Kay may still have a chance, after Medina made a correlation in a speech between the UN and the 9/11 attacks. That sounds like something Sarah Palin would open her mouth about. Now some of the fringe conservatives who support Perry may vote for her, making it a little better for Huchinson.

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moheroy:

Farleftandproud, you just don't understand our kooky Texas ways.

I doubt anyone who is a 911 truther will switch from Perry to Medina, because they weren't with Perry in the first place. Medina has lots of ties to the Ron Paul crowd, and is known to a lot of the extremes because she has been on Alex Jones show. So anyone who would be attracted by that and voting in the Republican primary was already backing her.

A lot of Texans are very conspiratorially minded, but it is really the Texas way of being anti establishment. In elections it doesn't tend to show itself too much, because these are a pretty marginal bunch. They like to talk about it a lot, but if they really believe in the vast whatever conspiracy they believe its power is to great to overcome so they really don't get out and vote much unless they have a champion like Ron Paul to vote for.

As an example a few months ago I was in a gas station in Austin with a visiting friend who was buying cigarettes. Complaining that they cost more than in California, the clerk informed him it was because of Rick Perry who was using the cigarette tax money to fund toll road building. Intrigued I asked him for more details and the this gentleman, who was African American, told us about Obama's secret plot to circumcise everyone in America (mission accomplished if you ask me), because he was a secret muslim. And how this was supported by Perry and John Sharp because homosexuals preferred the circumcised. As a native Texan I can assure you that this is not the weirdest story I have ever heard. This particular voter might just vote for Medina, but he sure wasn't voting for Perry.

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Aaron_in_TX:

Austin did used to have a lot of "9/11 was an inside job" bumper stickers during the Bush era.

Not all Texans are crazy, but we definitely have our kooks.

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Farleftandproud:

I'll never understand the cooky ways of many states in the country, but who am I to judge. Living in the northeast, there are different types of conspiritorial minded people who still believe that Bush and others like Guiliani benefitted as heroes after 9/11 for being in office and acting like populists. The theory I found from many progressives in Boston, NYC, VT and other places were that the Bush administration ignored some intelligence prior to 9/11 and waited for tragedy to happen and used it as a way to bring forth this patriotism and he used it as a scapegoat to win political points for overthrowing Sadaam. Many conservatives I talked with at the time believed Sadaam, Bin Ladin, and others like Quadafi were all united in a war against the west. They wouldn't list to my opinions, and tried to make me feel like a traitor to my country for questioning Bush's Iraq policy.

I was happy that the Dixie chicks stood up for their country's hypocrisy in front of a British audience. It took guts for them to do that and they knew they would risk their careers and fame, being Texas girls. If they were not country western or from the south, their critisism of the government wouldn't have been an issue. Lets face it, Bob Dylan, Jefferson Airplane, Neil Young, Black Sabbath. John Lennon and Roger Waters and Pink floyd all expressed angry feelings towards the Vietnam war machine and expressed a lot of contreversial views against traditional values. They were treated differently because they were not natives to the south. The Dixie chics, being from Texas were treated differently because they couldnt perform in a lot of southern areas after their disagreement with the almighty Bush administration. They seemed like martyrs to the country music industry.

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Farleftandproud:

I'll never understand the cooky ways of many states in the country, but who am I to judge. Living in the northeast, there are different types of conspiritorial minded people who still believe that Bush and others like Guiliani benefitted as heroes after 9/11 for being in office and acting like populists. The theory I found from many progressives in Boston, NYC, VT and other places were that the Bush administration ignored some intelligence prior to 9/11 and waited for tragedy to happen and used it as a way to bring forth this patriotism and he used it as a scapegoat to win political points for overthrowing Sadaam. Many conservatives I talked with at the time believed Sadaam, Bin Ladin, and others like Quadafi were all united in a war against the west. They wouldn't list to my opinions, and tried to make me feel like a traitor to my country for questioning Bush's Iraq policy.

I was happy that the Dixie chicks stood up for their country's hypocrisy in front of a British audience. It took guts for them to do that and they knew they would risk their careers and fame, being Texas girls. If they were not country western or from the south, their critisism of the government wouldn't have been an issue. Lets face it, Bob Dylan, Jefferson Airplane, Neil Young, Black Sabbath. John Lennon and Roger Waters and Pink floyd all expressed angry feelings towards the Vietnam war machine and expressed a lot of contreversial views against traditional values. They were treated differently because they were not natives to the south. The Dixie chics, being from Texas were treated differently because they couldnt perform in a lot of southern areas after their disagreement with the almighty Bush administration. They seemed like martyrs to the country music industry.

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Farleftandproud:

I'll never understand the cooky ways of many states in the country, but who am I to judge. Living in the northeast, there are different types of conspiritorial minded people who still believe that Bush and others like Guiliani benefitted as heroes after 9/11 for being in office and acting like populists. The theory I found from many progressives in Boston, NYC, VT and other places were that the Bush administration ignored some intelligence prior to 9/11 and waited for tragedy to happen and used it as a way to bring forth this patriotism and he used it as a scapegoat to win political points for overthrowing Sadaam. Many conservatives I talked with at the time believed Sadaam, Bin Ladin, and others like Quadafi were all united in a war against the west. They wouldn't list to my opinions, and tried to make me feel like a traitor to my country for questioning Bush's Iraq policy.

I was happy that the Dixie chicks stood up for their country's hypocrisy in front of a British audience. It took guts for them to do that and they knew they would risk their careers and fame, being Texas girls. If they were not country western or from the south, their critisism of the government wouldn't have been an issue. Lets face it, Bob Dylan, Jefferson Airplane, Neil Young, Black Sabbath. John Lennon and Roger Waters and Pink floyd all expressed angry feelings towards the Vietnam war machine and expressed a lot of contreversial views against traditional values. They were treated differently because they were not natives to the south. The Dixie chics, being from Texas were treated differently because they couldnt perform in a lot of southern areas after their disagreement with the almighty Bush administration. They seemed like martyrs to the country music industry.

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