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Texas Governor: Perry (R) Dips to 35%

Three Other Contenders Now Attract 18% Each

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Three months from the election, the twisty four-way race for Texas Governor continues to keep political junkies on the edge of their seats.

Republican Governor Rick Perry's support has dropped by five percentage points since our July poll, as Democrat Chris Bell escapes last place to draw even with the two Independents in the race. So now it's Perry 35%, Bell 18%, Carole Keeton Strayhorn (I) 18%, Kinky Friedman (I) 18%.


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