Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #10440

Geography Surveyed: Texas
Data Collected: 10/21/2006 - 10/23/2006
Release Date: 10/24/2006 11:25 AM ET
Sponsors: KEYE-TV Austin, WOAI-TV San Antonio

Democrat Bell Pulls Ahead of 3rd-Party Candidates, But Not Enough To Catch Incumbent Republican Perry, Who is Re-Elected TX Gov with 36%: In an election for Texas Governor today, 10/24/06, Republican incumbent Rick Perry gets 36% of the vote, enough to defeat 4 challengers, according to a SurveyUSA election poll conducted for KEYE-TV Austin and WOAI-TV San Antonio. 2 weeks to Election Day, Democrat Chris Bell is 10 points back, with 26%, Bell's strongest showing in any SurveyUSA poll. Independent Carole Keeton Strayhorn is in 3rd place with 19%. Independent Richard "Kinky" Friedman trails with 16%. Since an identical SurveyUSA poll released 5 weeks ago, on 9/19/06, Perry has gained 1 point, Bell has gained 3 points, Strayhorn has gained 4 points. These gains have come at Friedman's expense: 5 weeks ago, Friedman was tied for 2nd but he has now dropped 7 points to 4th place. Perry is backed by 59% of Republicans, 57% of Conservatives, and 43% of voters age 65+. Bell is supported by 60% of black voters and 58% of Democrats. Strayhorn gets 23% of female votes, 15% of male votes. Friedman's support among Independents has dropped 12 points in the past 5 weeks.

Filtering: 1,000 Texas adults were interviewed 10/21/06 - 10/23/06. Of them, 822 were Registered Voters. Of them, 532 were judged to be "likely" voters. Crosstabs reflect Likely Voters.

  Asked of 532 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?

36% Perry (R)
26% Bell (D)
1% Werner (L)
16% Friedman (I)
19% Strayhorn (I)
2% Undecided

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