Rick Perry Has His Biggest Lead Yet
The most recent Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely Texas GOP voters shows:
|Debra Medina ||16%|
(Feb. 23 poll)
Rick Perry has his biggest lead yet since the race for Texas governor began. Since the beginning of this month, Perry has picked up the additional five percentage points from Kay Bailey Hutchison's voters and undecided voters. Debra Medina has stayed consistent with 16% of the votes, which is a bit surprising considering allegations of her being a 9/11 truther after her February 11th Glenn Beck interview.
February results for the Republican Gubernatorial Primary are quite the contrast from the September results, in which Kay Bailey Hutchison was in the lead with Debra Medina trailing behind both Hutchison and Perry:
|Debra Medina ||3%|
(Sept. 16 poll)
The contrast in results from September to February shows that Perry was able to successfully portray KBH as a Washington insider, which has a lot of clout right now when 75% of U.S. voters say they are angry at the federal government. Perry will need at least 50% of the vote to avoid a run-off between him and the second place candidate, which would be held on April 13th.
Early voting primary results show Perry at 49%, Hutchison at 24%, and Medina at 20%.