Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #8465
 
1200 adults were interviewed 3/4/06 - 3/5/06. Of them, 905 were registered to vote. Respondents were split into two groups. One group of respondents was asked about seven of the candidates, the other group was asked about the other seven candidates.
 
We are going to ask you a short question about each candidate running for Governor of Texas. For each, we'd like you to tell us if your opinion of that candidate is favorable, unfavorable, neutral - or if you're not familiar with the candidate. First, Felix Alvarado. Is your opinion of Felix Alvarado favorable? Unfavorable? Neutral? Or are you unfamiliar with Felix Alvarado?
475 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegionGeocoding
Credibility Interval: ± 4.3 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNorthWestHarris CEastUrbanSuburbanRural
Favorable5%5%6%6%6%4%6%3%0%11%**3%9%5%5%7%4%4%9%1%7%5%6%6%
Unfavorable11%15%6%13%10%8%15%11%6%11%**11%9%13%16%8%6%9%9%23%9%11%10%12%
Neutral16%17%15%17%18%16%10%11%28%27%**11%22%16%11%16%33%18%14%22%14%19%12%17%
Unfamiliar67%63%73%64%66%73%70%75%66%51%**75%60%66%68%69%58%69%68%54%70%64%72%65%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%55%45%33%32%22%13%60%9%26%4%41%32%26%39%43%15%31%9%14%46%45%40%15%
 
 
We are going to ask you a short question about each candidate running for Governor of Texas. For each, we'd like you to tell us if your opinion of that candidate is favorable, unfavorable, neutral - or if you're not familiar with the candidate. First, Chris Bell. Is your opinion of Chris Bell favorable? Unfavorable? Neutral? Or are you unfamiliar with Chris Bell?
430 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegionGeocoding
Credibility Interval: ± 4.7 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNorthWestHarris CEastUrbanSuburbanRural
Favorable12%12%12%14%9%10%18%10%19%12%**5%23%10%9%13%22%8%4%24%12%14%9%11%
Unfavorable11%15%8%6%13%16%11%14%5%8%**16%8%8%12%12%8%8%10%31%7%11%12%9%
Neutral15%15%14%11%15%16%19%13%26%13%**18%13%13%15%14%15%14%5%23%15%14%17%13%
Unfamiliar62%57%67%70%63%58%53%63%50%67%**62%57%69%64%61%55%70%80%23%66%61%61%66%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%48%52%28%33%23%16%63%9%26%2%39%33%27%47%35%15%31%8%14%46%45%36%19%
 
 
Next, Larry Camp. What is your opinion of Larry Camp?
475 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegionGeocoding
Credibility Interval: ± 4.4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNorthWestHarris CEastUrbanSuburbanRural
Favorable4%4%4%3%7%2%2%3%1%6%**3%6%3%6%3%4%5%6%1%4%5%3%6%
Unfavorable12%14%9%18%7%8%16%8%4%24%**6%13%18%11%13%10%5%17%27%11%13%11%12%
Neutral20%22%17%18%19%20%26%20%31%19%**20%23%17%19%20%26%24%12%21%18%21%20%16%
Unfamiliar64%60%69%60%68%70%56%69%64%52%**71%58%61%64%65%59%66%65%51%67%62%66%66%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%55%45%33%32%22%13%60%9%26%4%41%32%26%39%43%15%31%9%14%46%45%40%15%
 
 
Next, Marcus Cherry. What is your opinion of Marcus Cherry?
430 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegionGeocoding
Credibility Interval: ± 4.4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNorthWestHarris CEastUrbanSuburbanRural
Favorable4%6%3%7%3%2%8%3%17%4%**3%7%3%4%5%2%2%6%2%6%4%4%7%
Unfavorable9%13%6%10%9%10%5%10%9%6%**10%8%9%10%7%11%13%2%8%8%7%11%9%
Neutral17%18%17%14%18%16%24%15%19%24%**18%18%17%18%16%19%15%13%29%17%18%20%11%
Unfamiliar69%63%75%70%70%72%63%73%55%66%**69%67%72%67%72%67%70%79%61%69%71%65%74%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%48%52%28%33%23%16%63%9%26%2%39%33%27%47%35%15%31%8%14%46%45%36%19%
 
 
Next, "Kinky" Friedman. What is your opinion of "Kinky" Friedman?
475 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegionGeocoding
Credibility Interval: ± 4.6 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNorthWestHarris CEastUrbanSuburbanRural
Favorable26%32%18%29%29%23%15%26%19%26%**21%29%31%25%25%34%30%9%19%29%31%22%24%
Unfavorable27%26%29%24%22%34%40%30%10%31%**31%23%25%32%25%23%24%29%34%28%28%28%24%
Neutral21%20%21%17%21%20%28%22%25%14%**16%20%29%17%26%15%23%18%24%19%18%25%17%
Unfamiliar26%22%31%30%27%22%17%21%46%29%**32%27%15%26%23%28%24%44%23%25%24%25%35%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%55%45%33%32%22%13%60%9%26%4%41%32%26%39%43%15%31%9%14%46%45%40%15%
 
 
Next, Bob Gammage. What is your opinion of Bob Gammage?
430 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegionGeocoding
Credibility Interval: ± 4.7 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNorthWestHarris CEastUrbanSuburbanRural
Favorable8%9%7%10%4%7%17%7%19%8%**4%15%7%7%7%15%7%12%6%9%8%7%11%
Unfavorable11%14%7%8%12%12%9%12%12%5%**11%11%9%11%10%13%11%4%12%11%11%12%7%
Neutral20%20%19%15%22%18%26%19%19%23%**22%21%15%22%20%14%19%19%34%16%21%21%14%
Unfamiliar62%57%66%67%63%63%48%62%49%65%**64%53%69%60%62%58%63%64%48%64%60%60%68%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%48%52%28%33%23%16%63%9%26%2%39%33%27%47%35%15%31%8%14%46%45%36%19%
 
 
Next, Rashad Jafer. What is your opinion of Rashad Jafer?
475 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegionGeocoding
Credibility Interval: ± 4.3 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNorthWestHarris CEastUrbanSuburbanRural
Favorable6%6%5%8%7%2%2%3%8%10%**2%10%7%4%9%4%6%6%4%6%8%4%4%
Unfavorable15%19%11%16%16%11%18%16%1%18%**15%13%18%22%11%12%12%10%29%14%14%16%16%
Neutral12%12%11%14%9%11%13%10%29%10%**9%15%11%8%11%23%12%9%16%10%11%13%9%
Unfamiliar68%62%74%62%68%76%66%71%61%61%**74%63%64%66%70%61%70%76%51%70%68%66%70%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%55%45%33%32%22%13%60%9%26%4%41%32%26%39%43%15%31%9%14%46%45%40%15%
 
 
Next, William Jean. What is your opinion of William Jean?
430 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegionGeocoding
Credibility Interval: ± 4.3 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNorthWestHarris CEastUrbanSuburbanRural
Favorable5%6%4%10%2%2%5%3%14%7%**5%7%2%5%4%7%6%2%4%5%6%2%7%
Unfavorable9%14%5%9%11%9%6%9%14%7%**9%10%9%11%8%8%11%5%12%8%6%14%8%
Neutral14%12%16%10%16%12%20%14%18%14%**17%14%10%15%14%16%10%10%25%15%16%15%8%
Unfamiliar72%69%74%71%70%77%69%74%54%73%**69%68%79%69%74%69%74%83%60%72%72%69%77%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%48%52%28%33%23%16%63%9%26%2%39%33%27%47%35%15%31%8%14%46%45%36%19%
 
 
Next, Larry Kilgore. What is your opinion of Larry Kilgore?
475 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegionGeocoding
Credibility Interval: ± 4.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNorthWestHarris CEastUrbanSuburbanRural
Favorable9%8%10%10%10%8%8%9%16%7%**9%11%8%11%7%11%13%10%9%7%6%12%12%
Unfavorable10%14%6%14%7%7%15%9%3%16%**7%13%13%13%10%8%6%5%24%10%11%10%10%
Neutral20%20%21%17%24%18%25%18%30%25%**17%27%17%16%22%27%19%18%24%21%24%17%20%
Unfamiliar60%57%63%59%59%66%52%64%52%52%**67%49%62%61%62%54%62%67%42%62%59%61%58%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%55%45%33%32%22%13%60%9%26%4%41%32%26%39%43%15%31%9%14%46%45%40%15%
 
 
Next, Rick Perry. What is your opinion of Rick Perry?
430 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegionGeocoding
Credibility Interval: ± 4.8 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNorthWestHarris CEastUrbanSuburbanRural
Favorable44%45%44%40%47%45%47%46%35%45%**66%30%30%59%31%35%41%40%60%43%42%49%42%
Unfavorable37%38%35%32%36%42%38%38%46%29%**21%52%42%26%46%50%41%36%26%37%38%33%40%
Neutral15%13%16%21%13%11%13%12%16%20%**12%12%22%12%17%8%15%15%14%15%14%15%16%
Unfamiliar4%4%5%8%4%2%2%4%3%6%**2%6%6%3%5%7%3%9%1%5%6%3%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%48%52%28%33%23%16%63%9%26%2%39%33%27%47%35%15%31%8%14%46%45%36%19%
 
 
Next, Mike Redlich. What is your opinion of Mike Redlich?
475 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegionGeocoding
Credibility Interval: ± 4.2 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNorthWestHarris CEastUrbanSuburbanRural
Favorable5%6%4%7%6%3%3%2%15%10%**3%10%2%9%2%5%6%4%8%4%5%6%2%
Unfavorable10%14%6%17%6%5%13%9%4%17%**5%11%16%6%11%17%6%8%19%11%12%8%13%
Neutral15%14%16%10%19%14%19%15%21%12%**13%20%12%14%16%17%14%12%20%14%15%16%11%
Unfamiliar70%66%74%66%70%77%65%74%60%62%**79%59%69%70%71%61%74%75%53%71%68%70%73%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%55%45%33%32%22%13%60%9%26%4%41%32%26%39%43%15%31%9%14%46%45%40%15%
 
 
Next, Rhett Smith. What is your opinion of Rhett Smith?
430 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegionGeocoding
Credibility Interval: ± 4.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNorthWestHarris CEastUrbanSuburbanRural
Favorable4%4%5%6%1%3%7%4%10%2%**5%5%3%6%1%5%3%3%2%6%5%3%4%
Unfavorable10%18%3%10%10%8%12%10%13%10%**10%12%9%10%9%12%10%9%11%10%8%12%13%
Neutral18%15%21%13%21%16%24%15%22%24%**20%20%15%21%16%19%19%20%24%16%19%21%11%
Unfamiliar67%64%70%70%67%72%56%71%55%64%**66%64%72%63%73%65%67%68%63%68%68%65%72%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%48%52%28%33%23%16%63%9%26%2%39%33%27%47%35%15%31%8%14%46%45%36%19%
 
 
Next, Carol Keeton Strayhorn. What is your opinion of Carol Keeton Strayhorn?
475 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegionGeocoding
Credibility Interval: ± 4.6 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNorthWestHarris CEastUrbanSuburbanRural
Favorable40%39%42%35%42%45%40%42%47%35%**36%43%45%39%45%32%42%45%28%42%40%40%43%
Unfavorable25%30%19%24%23%25%35%28%4%29%**26%26%25%32%20%28%24%19%36%24%25%26%25%
Neutral18%14%22%16%19%18%18%18%14%18%**19%15%19%15%20%16%19%16%19%17%19%19%14%
Unfamiliar17%17%16%24%15%12%7%12%35%18%**19%16%12%14%15%25%14%20%16%17%17%16%18%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%55%45%33%32%22%13%60%9%26%4%41%32%26%39%43%15%31%9%14%46%45%40%15%
 
 
Next, James Werner. What is your opinion of James Werner?
430 Registered VotersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegionGeocoding
Credibility Interval: ± 4.6 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNorthWestHarris CEastUrbanSuburbanRural
Favorable6%6%5%12%3%2%6%5%17%5%**2%9%7%5%6%7%6%11%3%6%5%6%8%
Unfavorable8%14%4%6%8%9%11%8%6%8%**8%8%9%8%8%10%7%7%13%8%7%10%9%
Neutral20%18%21%20%22%14%23%17%23%23%**23%19%15%21%16%29%22%11%30%16%22%21%11%
Unfamiliar66%62%70%62%67%76%60%69%53%64%**67%63%69%66%70%55%65%71%54%70%66%63%72%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%48%52%28%33%23%16%63%9%26%2%39%33%27%47%35%15%31%8%14%46%45%36%19%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.