Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #10291

Geography Surveyed: Texas
Data Collected: 09/16/2006 - 09/18/2006
Release Date: 09/19/2006 11:10 AM ET
Sponsors: KEYE-TV Austin, WOAI-TV San Antonio

Perry Going Nowhere at 35%, But That May Be Just Enough To Win Re-Election: In an election for Texas Governor today, 9/19/06, Republican incumbent Rick Perry wins with only 35% of the vote, according to a SurveyUSA election poll conducted for KEYE-TV Austin and WOAI-TV San Antonio. Perry's 35% today is identical to the 35% support Perry received in SurveyUSA's most recent pre-election tracking poll, released 6/26/06. But, against a crowded field, with 4 candidates polling in double-digits, 35% for Perry is enough to be returned to office. 7 weeks to Election Day, Democrat Chris Bell and Independent Richard "Kinky" Friedman tie for 2nd place, both with 23%, Independent Carole Keeton Strayhorn gets 15%. Compared to SurveyUSA's June poll, Bell is up 3 points, Friedman is up 2 points, Strayhorn is down 4 points. Perry is backed by 56% of Republicans, 57% of Conservatives, and 42% of voters age 65+. Friedman's support is strongest among Independents, men, and young voters. Bell is supported by 55% of black voters and 55% of Democrats. Strayhorn's support is concentrated among women, voters over age 50, and moderates.

Filtering: 1,000 Texas adults were interviewed 9/16/06 - 9/18/06. Of them, 863 were Registered Voters. Of them, 536 were judged to be "likely" voters. Crosstabs reflect Likely Voters.

  Asked of 536 Likely Voters
  Credibility Interval for this question = ± 4.3 percentage points.

If the election for Governor of Texas were today, and you were standing in the voting booth right now, who would you vote for? Republican Rick Perry? Democrat Chris Bell? Libertarian James Werner? Independent Richard "Kinky" Friedman? Independent Carole Keeton Strayhorn? Or some other candidate?

35% Perry (R)
23% Bell (D)
2% Werner (L)
23% Friedman (I)
15% Strayhorn (I)
2% Undecided

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