Friday, May 26, 2006

Texas: Strayhorn at 20%

From Angus Reid:
Support for Rick Perry increased this month in the Lone Star State, according to a poll by SurveyUSA released by KEYE-TV. 41 per cent of respondents in Texas would vote for the incumbent governor in this year’s election.
Perry—a Republican—took office after George W. Bush resigned on Dec. 21, 2000, and was later elected to a four-year term in November 2002, defeating Democrat Tony Sanchez with 58 per cent of the vote.
State comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn—a Republican who is running as an independent—is second with 20 per cent, followed by United States congressman Chris Bell of the Democratic Party with 18 per cent, and independent candidate Kinky Friedman with 16 per cent. One per cent of respondents would vote for other candidates, and three per cent remain undecided.... [more]

3 comments:

linda curtis said...

The Governor is running a big buy TV ad campaign touting his accomplishments during the special session, which supposedly fixed school financing. Problem is that voters won't see how they got short changed, likely till after the election. And, members of his own party are in revolt over a new business tax which hurts small business. Then he's got a wild coalition of farmers and environmentalists fighting his massive toll road projects. And, then he's got the possibility of a unified movement of voters willing to cross party lines who will decide last minute, who's the best candidate to take him out. It ain't over till it's over!

linda curtis said...

The Governor is running a big buy TV ad campaign touting his accomplishments during the special session, which supposedly fixed school financing. Problem is that voters won't see how they got short changed, likely till after the election. And, members of his own party are in revolt over a new business tax which hurts small business. Then he's got a wild coalition of farmers and environmentalists fighting his massive toll road projects. And, then he's got the possibility of a unified movement of voters willing to cross party lines who will decide last minute, who's the best candidate to take him out. It ain't over till it's over! (I'm betting on Carole "One Tough Grandma" Keeton Strayhorn) who says she will "die an independent".

N. Hanks said...

Linda - thanks for these details. Can you tell us what you see that independents have to gain in this election?
-NH