Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #9043
Analysis: In an election for Texas Governor held today, 4/26/06, 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 Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn, who is running as an Independent, 39% to 25%. Independent "Kinky" Friedman gets 16% and Democrat Chris Bell gets 15%. 3% prefer some other candidate. 3% are undecided. Perry leads among Whites, Hispanics, Republicans and conservatives. Strayhorn leads among moderates. Friedman leads among independents. Bell leads among Blacks, Democrats and liberals. With 6 1/2 months to go until the 11/7/06 election, and no candidate polling over 40%, the race must be regarded as wide open. If one of the Independents, Strayhorn or Friedman, cannot maintain support through a long campaign, then Bell or the other Independent may pick up enough votes to threaten Perry.
Filtering: 1,200 Texas adults were interviewed 4/23/06 - 4/25/06. Of them, 985 were Registered Voters. Of them, 579 were judged to be "likely" voters. Crosstabs reflect Likely Voters.
If 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?
579 Likely VotersAllGenderAgeRacePartyIdeologyEducationIncomeRegionGeocoding
Credibility Interval: ± 4.2 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNo ColleSome ColCollege Grad Sch<$40k$40k - $>$80kNorthWestHarris CEastUrbanSuburbanRural
Bell (D)15%13%16%12%13%16%17%11%40%14%**2%32%10%6%18%28%13%14%15%16%15%15%13%14%13%21%13%16%14%12%
Friedman (I)16%22%10%19%14%21%9%20%4%7%**10%15%32%10%20%25%11%15%16%21%13%17%20%19%7%10%18%15%17%12%
Perry (R)39%41%36%48%36%32%42%40%18%45%**65%16%25%60%27%17%47%39%38%33%41%38%39%33%47%41%40%33%46%39%
Strayhorn (I)25%20%29%15%29%26%25%25%24%26%**20%30%26%22%30%20%24%26%24%24%25%25%24%28%27%18%24%27%18%32%
Composition of Likely Voters100%50%50%23%35%26%16%67%9%22%3%41%35%21%40%36%16%15%37%24%24%26%35%32%30%9%14%46%46%38%16%
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.