Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #9281
Analysis: In an election for Texas Governor held today, 5/22/06, 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, 41% to 20%. Democrat Chris Bell gets 18% and Independent "Kinky" Friedman gets 16%. 1% prefer some other candidate. 3% are undecided. Since an identical SurveyUSA poll on 4/26/06, Perry has gained 2 points, Strayhorn has lost 5 points, Bell has gained 3 points, and Friedman is unchanged. There are 5 1/2 months until the 11/7/06 election. Perry's 41% support closely matches his 40% approval rating. 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 approach Perry, but Perry must still be favored as long as he has more than one serious opponent.
Filtering: 1,200 Texas adults were interviewed 5/19/06 - 5/21/06. Of them, 1,021 were Registered Voters. Of them, 605 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?
605 Likely VotersAllGenderAgeRacePartyIdeologyEducationIncomeRegionGeocoding
Credibility Interval: ± 4.1 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNo ColleSome ColCollege Grad Sch<$40k$40k - $>$80kNorthWestHarris CEastUrbanSuburbanRural
Bell (D)18%20%17%24%16%19%15%17%38%13%**4%43%16%8%24%36%21%17%16%22%14%22%17%15%13%22%20%16%23%15%
Friedman (I)16%20%12%19%17%16%12%17%11%15%**11%20%26%11%19%24%10%17%18%13%16%16%16%17%11%15%17%18%15%13%
Perry (R)41%41%42%37%42%39%49%42%22%48%**64%9%34%60%29%15%48%43%41%38%48%34%45%44%39%47%38%39%41%50%
Strayhorn (I)20%16%24%14%20%24%20%21%21%19%**17%26%19%18%24%17%16%19%22%20%17%24%20%18%35%10%22%20%19%20%
Composition of Likely Voters100%53%47%22%38%25%15%64%9%23%3%48%31%18%48%32%16%10%41%24%25%29%34%29%33%7%14%46%47%38%16%
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.