Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #9620
Perry Loses Support, But Opposition Fragmented: In an election for Texas Governor held today, 6/26/06, Republican incumbent Rick Perry defeats 3 challengers, according to a SurveyUSA election poll conducted for KEYE-TV Austin and WOAI-TV San Antonio. Perry leads with 35% of the vote, down 6 points from an identical SurveyUSA poll 5 weeks ago. Independent "Kinky" Friedman gets 21%, up 5 points. Democrat Chris Bell gets 20%, up 2 points. Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn, who is running as an Independent, gets 19%, down 1 point. 2% prefer some other candidate. 3% are undecided. Interviews were conducted 6/23/06 to 6/25/06, immediately after the Texas Secretary of State confirmed on 6/22/06 that Friedman and Strayhorn had qualified to be on the ballot. There are 4 1/2 months until the 11/7/06 election. Perry leads most groups, but achieves a majority only among Republicans, Conservatives, and voters with no college education. Friedman's support is strongest among Independents, liberals, and young voters. Bell does best among African-Americans and Democrats, but gets only 44% of Democrat votes. Strayhorn's support is concentrated among women and moderates.
Filtering: 1,200 Texas adults were interviewed 6/23/06 - 6/25/06. Of them, 1,007 were Registered Voters. Of them, 576 were judged to be "likely" voters. Crosstabs reflect Likely Voters.
1If 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?
576 Likely VotersAllGenderAgeRacePartyIdeologyEducationIncomeRegionGeocoding
Credibility Interval: ± 4.2 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNo ColleSome ColCollege Grad Sch<$40k$40k - $>$80kNorthWestHarris CEastUrbanSuburbanRural
Bell (D)20%21%19%21%24%13%22%13%55%21%**6%44%10%11%25%34%17%15%18%27%21%19%18%18%24%29%17%20%18%25%
Friedman (I)21%25%17%28%20%19%16%25%6%19%**17%19%37%17%24%34%9%22%27%19%22%18%25%20%9%24%23%23%21%15%
Perry (R)35%38%33%28%33%45%37%40%14%32%**58%12%22%54%21%13%51%35%35%32%33%35%39%36%39%27%37%35%34%40%
Strayhorn (I)19%14%25%18%18%21%21%18%21%21%**17%19%24%15%26%16%16%22%17%17%16%25%15%22%24%16%17%17%23%16%
Composition of Likely Voters100%52%48%23%34%27%16%64%11%21%4%47%35%16%44%31%16%10%32%28%30%22%39%34%30%8%16%46%46%38%16%
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.