Saturday, April 29, 2006

Texas: Kuff's World blog -- more on SurveyUSA poll will make your head spin....

Poll watching: SurveyUSA on the Governor's race

Kuff's World blog, Houston ChronicleApr. 28, 2006--And now for the other high-profile race for this cycle: SurveyUSA has released a poll that has caused a fair amount of angst among Democrats:
If the election for Governor of Texas were today, and you were standing in the voting booth right now, who would you vote for? Democrat Chris Bell? Independent "Kinky" Friedman? Republican Rick Perry? Independent Carole Keeton Strayhorn? Or some other candidate? ....Assuming that Strayhorn and Friedman do qualify for the ballot (and for what it's worth, I think they will), I think polling for this race is going to present unique challenges. Pollsters already have to make assumptions about turnout, demography, and partisan makeup, and this year they can't really be certain that previous years will be much of a useful guide. For those of us who like to see and study polls, the best I can ask for is that we get a lot of them, with enough information about their methods so that we can reasonably compare and judge them....
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