Texas Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted on October 21, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports
1* If the 2010 election for Governor of Texas were held today would you vote for Republican Rick Perry or Democrat Bill White? (Please note that we split the survey to rotate the order of the candidate names, so while half will hear the Republican candidate first, the other half hears the Democrat mentioned first.)
51% Rick Perry (R)
43% Bill White (D)
2% Some Other Candidate
5% Not Sure
2* I’m going to read you a short list of people in the News. For each, please let me know if you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression.
3* Would it be more accurate to describe [candidate’s] views as mainstream or extreme?
4* I’m now going to read you a short list of issues. For each issue please tell me which gubernatorial candidate you trust more to handle that issue…Rick Perry or Bill White?
5* Do you know anyone who is out of work and looking for a job?
6* Is the job market better than it was a year ago, worse than it was a year ago or about the same?
7* Do you consider yourself part of the Tea Party Movement?
8* How would you rate the job Barack Obama has been doing as President… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?
9* How would you rate the job Rick Perry has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence