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Texas Governor: Perry (R) Continues To Hold Small Lead

Friday, September 24, 2010

Republican incumbent Rick Perry remains slightly ahead of Democratic challenger Bill White in his bid for reelection to an unprecedented third term as governor of Texas.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Lone Star State finds Perry with 48% of the vote, while White has 42% support. Three percent (3%) favor another candidate in the race, and six percent (6%) are undecided.

Last month, Perry held a 49% to 41% lead. The new numbers move the race from Solid GOP to Leans GOP in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard.

Perry has held a small lead over White in surveys since February, with support ranging from 47% to 51%. White, a former mayor of Houston, has picked up 38% to 44% of the vote in those same surveys.

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The survey of 500 Likely Voters in Texas was conducted on September 22, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology

Other data from this survey will be released later this week at RasmussenReports.com/Texas.


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