Pt only Texas Governor: Perry (R) Remains Out Front

Incumbent Republican Rick Perry holds an eight-point lead on Democratic challenger Bill White in the Texas governor’s race with less than two weeks to go until Election Day

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Lone Star State finds Perry with 51% support, while White, a former mayor of Houston, attracts 43% of the vote. Two percent (2%) like some other candidate in the contest, and five percent (5%) remain undecided. (To see question wording, click here.) 

Two weeks ago, Perry posted an 11-point lead, 53% to 42%.  The new findings, while similar, are enough to  move the race from Solid Republican to Leans Republican in the Rasmussen Reports  Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard

Perry, who is seeking an unprecedented third full-term as governor, has led the race in each of 10 previous surveys dating back to early February. In all the polling, Perry’s support has stayed near the 50% mark, ranging from a low of 47% to a high of 53%. White’s support has been between 38% and 44% of the vote.

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The survey of 500 Likely Voters in Texas was conducted on October 21, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 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 at RasmussenReports.com/Texas

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GOP Voters Weigh In On Bobby Jindal

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is the latest addition to the crowded Republican field in 2016, but he ranks low among GOP voters.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 28% of Likely Republican Voters think Jindal is at least somewhat likely to end up being the GOP nominee next year, including just five percent (5%) who say it’s Very Likely. Fifty-two percent (52%) of Republican voters consider a Jindal nomination unlikely, with 20% who feel it’s Not At All Likely. A sizable 20% are not sure (To see survey question wording,click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on June 24-25, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

GOP Voters Rate Rick Perry's Chances

Rick Perry who recently stepped down as the longtime governor of Texas is running again for the Republican presidential nomination, and GOP voters see him just behind the pack of early front-runners. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 952 Likely Voters was conducted on June 4 and 7, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

Americans See Bigger Domestic Terror Threat

Following the abortive terrorist attack in Texas this weekend, most Americans agree that Islamic terrorism is now a bigger threat inside the United States. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 800 Adults was conducted on May 4-5, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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