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Texas Governor: Perry Back to 40%

Bell (D) Continues to Trail Crowd in Four-Way Gubernatorial Race

The latest Rasmussen Reports election survey shows incumbent Governor Rick Perry (R) maintaining his lead over three opponents seeking his job. Forty percent (40%) of the 500 Texas voters surveyed now choose Perry, a two-point jump from last month’s poll. Independent candidates Carole Keeton Strayhorn, Texas’ current comptroller of public accounts, and musician Kinky Friedman continue their mid-pack battle. Last month, Friedman earned support from 20% of voters compared to Strayhorn’s 19%. They’ve swapped positions in the current survey with Strayhorn now coming in second to Perry at 20% and Friedman placing third at 19%.

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