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Negative approval for Rick Perry in Texas: Poll
NewsTrack India ^ | September 21, 2011

Posted on 09/21/2011 11:54:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

US Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry regularly touts his successes during his three terms as Texas Governor, but in Texas, there's not too much satisfaction with the work he has done, according to a new poll.

The poll by Public Policy Polling showed that only 45 percent of the state's voters approve of Perry's job performance, while 48 percent say they don't approve, Politico reports.

It, however, said that a majority of Texans supported Perry over US President Barack Obama.

Perry leads Obama with 51 percent support to the President's 44 percent.

The survey of 569 Texas voters was taken from September 15 to 18, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: demopoll; obama; perry; perry2012; polls; ppp; ratpoll; texas
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Two things: PPP is a left-leaning pollster who sometimes polls for the Democrats and Daily Kos. Secondly, which Republican ISN'T ahead of Mr. Obama in Texas?!
1 posted on 09/21/2011 11:54:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Texans don't forget: The Trans Texas Corridor, Gardasil, Perry's desire to combine Texans Health coverage with that of Mexico.

Or the Alamo.

2 posted on 09/21/2011 11:59:14 PM PDT by sklar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s odd how most of the candidates don’t seem to be liked in their home states.


3 posted on 09/21/2011 11:59:29 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Governor Sarah Palin had the highest approval ratings ever measured by the Gallup organization for any governor.


4 posted on 09/22/2011 12:04:13 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: sklar

There is and never was any such plan “to combine Texas Health coverage with that of Mexico.” There was a study on the feasibility of changing the Texas law to allow private insurance companies sell private insurance policies that would be good for 60 miles on either side of the border.

As to the TTC and Gardasil, the People spoke and the Governor yielded to the public will.


5 posted on 09/22/2011 12:05:06 AM PDT by hocndoc (http://WingRight.orgI've got a mustard seed and I'm not afraid to use it.Patrol the border 2 control)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sometimes politicians run for President to raise their stature in their home State.


6 posted on 09/22/2011 12:06:55 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I ALWAYS rely on “News Track India” for superior coverage of US elections.


7 posted on 09/22/2011 12:10:02 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Governor Sarah Palin had the highest approval ratings ever measured by the Gallup organization for any governor.

How about during the second half of her term?

Oh, wait...

8 posted on 09/22/2011 12:10:59 AM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: JennysCool

As all of us do.


9 posted on 09/22/2011 12:11:47 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: humblegunner

If we’re going solely on longevity/experience, we’ll be nominating Gov. Terry Bransted of Iowa, not Gov. Perry. Look it up...


10 posted on 09/22/2011 12:13:10 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is he running?


11 posted on 09/22/2011 12:14:34 AM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Governors aren’t often wildly popular if they have been around as long as Perry, it’s natural if the poll is correct.


12 posted on 09/22/2011 12:16:42 AM PDT by toddausauras
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To: humblegunner

LOL


13 posted on 09/22/2011 12:17:25 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...HOLD TO THE TRUTH; SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
At one time, long ago, before she ran for VP. She was over 80%, but after being picked for VP she dropped below 60%.

THe latest rating I could find for her was this poll: 36% Favorable, 61% unfavorable

A prophet has no honor in his own country.

Of course, she's not a candidate. Meanwhile, my governor is riding pretty high in the polls.

14 posted on 09/22/2011 12:17:33 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: humblegunner

Maybe we should draft him... s/

BTW, he was a neighbor of mine for several years and would be a much better president than the incumbent or many of the lunkheads on our side...


15 posted on 09/22/2011 12:19:05 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

IIRC, she’s no longer governor of Alaska. Mr. Perry is the current chief executive of Texas.


16 posted on 09/22/2011 12:20:19 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mitt’s ratings in MA couldn’t have been that good, he only served one term.


17 posted on 09/22/2011 12:21:56 AM PDT by rfp1234 (Anybody but Baracchio in 2012)
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To: humblegunner

“Governor Sarah Palin had the highest approval ratings ever measured by the Gallup organization for any governor.

How about during the second half of her term?

Oh, wait... “

She fought the RINOS and won every lawsuit. And she retired to save the citizens from more taxes to pay for the frivolous lawsuits. She also dealt with the oil company and brought more money to the state.


18 posted on 09/22/2011 12:27:40 AM PDT by kitkat (Obama, rope and chains)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh yeah, Texans hate Rick Perry, that’s why he’s been elected here fire times for public office. How many republicans do we have in this state? And yet we chose Perry every time?

My God what a load of BS!


19 posted on 09/22/2011 12:29:35 AM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: hocndoc

Why are you lying? Perry didn’t “yield” anything, the Texas legislature voted with a 2/3rds majority to throw out his Executive Order on Gardasil. They had rejected it and he still tried to shove it down their throats. Nice try.


20 posted on 09/22/2011 12:41:46 AM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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To: CharlesWayneCT

PLus, remember we don’t believe polls. Except if they are really good for our candidate, then we love them and post them multiple times.


21 posted on 09/22/2011 12:45:29 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: humblegunner

“Is he running?”

No, and there is no evidence that Palin will run, either.


22 posted on 09/22/2011 1:12:23 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Thank you, Bob!)
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To: sklar
Texans don't forget: The Trans Texas Corridor, Gardasil, Perry's desire to combine Texans Health coverage with that of Mexico.

Right. That's why they reelected him after all that stuff happened.

23 posted on 09/22/2011 1:28:44 AM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen andY let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: Hugin
Right. That's why they reelected him after all that stuff happened.

Right.

It has nothing to do with the fact that Texans would elect a ham sandwich over a Democrat.

24 posted on 09/22/2011 1:32:55 AM PDT by sklar
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To: sklar

They had a primary choice, and a third party choice. And I should have said after this stuff allegedly happened, becuase most of it is either mischaracterizations or just bunk.


25 posted on 09/22/2011 1:37:13 AM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen andY let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sure, but more recent polls there of Palin aren`t nearly as glowing.


26 posted on 09/22/2011 1:51:04 AM PDT by ScottinVA (With "successes" like the Libya adventure, who needs failure?)
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To: sklar
Perry's desire to combine Texans Health coverage with that of Mexico.

This, plus his praise for Hillary's efforts to nationalize healthcare are Perry's most befuddling actions.

27 posted on 09/22/2011 1:59:25 AM PDT by montag813
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To: sklar

It has nothing to do with the fact that Texans would elect a ham sandwich over a Democrat.


Seems to be a very low opinion of Texans.


28 posted on 09/22/2011 2:16:37 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: Dusty Road

No. A low opinion of Democrats. I’m just saying a Republican getting elected in Texas is not much to crow about.


29 posted on 09/22/2011 2:24:39 AM PDT by sklar
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To: Dusty Road; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; Impy
>> Seems to be a very low opinion of Texans. << <

Seems to reflect the election results that anyone with an "R" next to their name on the ballot wins statewide office in Texas, regardless of the quality of the individual candidate.

Perry is fortunate he's never had to run for office in a competitive two-party state and all his opponents in Texas were even lousier than he is. Rod Blagojevich managed to continually be re-elected in Illinois with 30% approval ratings due to the same factors (horrible opponents who were even less likable than him, and completely powerless opposition party that didn't even make a real effort)

30 posted on 09/22/2011 2:29:26 AM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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"horrible opponents who were even less likable than him, and completely powerless opposition party that didn't even make a real effort"

Sounds a lot like the McCain/Obama election which ensured Obama his election as POTUS. And, here we are again, putting up two more McCains - insanity.



31 posted on 09/22/2011 3:30:29 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: sklar
Texans don't forget: The Trans Texas Corridor, Gardasil, Perry's desire to combine Texans Health coverage with that of Mexico. Texans may not forget but Freepers will ignore. This forum has become a Perry cheering section as of the last few weeks. Two years from now the howls on here about our RINO president will be deafening.
32 posted on 09/22/2011 3:32:12 AM PDT by conservaterian (Sarah/DeMint '12)
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To: sklar

If Perry is chosen as our candidate, I will gladly vote for him - or Cain, or Bachmann, Romney or (cough!), even Paul. If Sarah gets in, then so much the better.

Considering what we have now, any of them would be a vast improvement. If this country can survive the idiot currently occupying the White House, any of them can only improve the situation.


33 posted on 09/22/2011 3:35:39 AM PDT by sneakers (EAT YOUR PEAS!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It cracks me up these Saint Sarah PDS folks, googling negative Perry stories to post here. I guess after she announces she’s not running & by the way I’m quiting my marriage too, ya’ll be jumping on the Perry wagon then. Hey but thanks for all those speaker fees while I was keeping ya’ll hanging.


34 posted on 09/22/2011 4:05:10 AM PDT by She hits a grand slam tonight
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To: stilloftyhenight

No, I’m not lying. He didn’t veto the bill.
He “yielded.”


35 posted on 09/22/2011 4:59:40 AM PDT by hocndoc (http://WingRight.orgI've got a mustard seed and I'm not afraid to use it.Patrol the border 2 control)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hey deranged Perry hater getting desperate pushing a
a Dem party front group push poll !

Another day and your pushing the daily Axelrod propaganda poll !

Is it getting anxious for you Obots over in Daily Koz DU world !

36 posted on 09/22/2011 5:23:36 AM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: RowdyFFC
This poster is a deranged Perry hater and more than likely a DU or Romneybot troll
ALL he posts are the Axleord Soros Perryb hater talking points or push poll of the day.
He is a classic Troll.
37 posted on 09/22/2011 5:28:40 AM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: JennysCool
I ALWAYS rely on “News Track India” for superior coverage of US elections.

The sad truth is that our own news media doesn't provide as thorough or as in depth coverage of our politics and their foreign counterparts.

For the most part, we have to rely on blogs, FR type media or go out of the country to get a perspective on many stories.

The lame stream media in this country has long since gone AWOL.

38 posted on 09/22/2011 5:35:38 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: montag813

That’s because the first didn’t happen at all and the second happened in the very early weeks and was faint praise, diplomatic words to remind her of one aspect of the consequences of her actions.


39 posted on 09/22/2011 5:48:01 AM PDT by hocndoc (http://WingRight.orgI've got a mustard seed and I'm not afraid to use it.Patrol the border 2 control)
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To: All

According to PPP on this mentioned survey:

569 Texas Voters

36% Democrat
44% Republican
20% Indep

What they considered themselves:

10% Liberal
14% somewhat Liberal
26% Moderate
26% somewhat Moderate
23% Conservative

margin of error +/- 4.1

And Perry had the highest polling rate against Obama than the other Republican Candidates.

Who did you vote for President in 2008?
John McCain..... 50%
Barack Obama.... 42%
Someone else/
Don’t remember .. 8%


40 posted on 09/22/2011 6:23:41 AM PDT by TexMom7
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To: TexMom7

Forgot to post the poll on Perry vs Obama:

If the candidates for President next year were
Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Rick
Perry, who would you vote for?
Barack Obama...... 44%
Rick Perry ....... 51%
Undecided.......... 5%

Here is the link

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/PPP_Release_TX_09201118.pdf


41 posted on 09/22/2011 6:26:47 AM PDT by TexMom7
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To: TexMom7

One more thing interesting in that poll:

The Approval ratings for Obama and the Republican Candidates were:

Obama..........40%
Bachmann..27%
Newt.........29
Paul...........29%
Perry..............45%
Romney..........32%


42 posted on 09/22/2011 6:31:02 AM PDT by TexMom7
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To: ncalburt

“This poster is a deranged Perry hater and more than likely a DU or Romneybot troll
ALL he posts are the Axleord Soros Perryb hater talking points or push poll of the day.
He is a classic Troll.”

It is downright sickening the way you toss around the charge of ‘troll’. What’s the matter with you? The OP is one of the most solid conservatives on this site. Some conservatives have questions and reservations about Perry. How about sticking with/addressing the issues in lieu of name calling and personal attacks???

PS: Find one positive thing the OP has ever said about Romney. Just one.

You can’t do it. But you sure can bandy your false charges and smear with the best. You should be ashamed.


43 posted on 09/22/2011 7:22:00 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: sklar

Alaskans reject your Palin in the majority, too. They won’t forget her support of Rino McStain, her embracing his and algore’s agenda on carbon credits and taxes, McAmnesty and her standing up on her hind legs and denouncing the Supreme Court for overturning hate speech laws (the hate speech of the funeral protestors which she wants banned).

Alaskans are not thrilled with the dog and pony show she brought on their state including her resigning from being Governor.

So things are not rosy in your own backyard. If she runs, all this and more will come down on our heads so slash and burn “conservatives” who are pushing Romney in this race are not all they are cracked up to be.


44 posted on 09/22/2011 7:25:26 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson
They won’t forget her support of Rino McStain,

Do you feel she should have refused to serve her Country by accepting the Republican Nominee's request to be his running mate?

Or do you feel she should have accepted it, but then blasted and contradicted her Party's Nominee (and her running mate) on the campaign trail whenever she disagreed with him? How would that have been played out by the MSM?

45 posted on 09/22/2011 8:01:15 AM PDT by sklar
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To: CharlesWayneCT
It’s odd how most of the candidates don’t seem to be liked in their home states.

Familiarity breeds contempt?

46 posted on 09/22/2011 10:31:21 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Ryan: Obama "a pyromaniac in a field of straw men" / Andre Carson's racism goes unchecked)
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To: ScottinVA; 2ndDivisionVet
Sure, but more recent polls there of Palin aren`t nearly as glowing.

Her approval rating is reported in the mid to high 30s:

New Alaska Poll on Palin

47 posted on 09/22/2011 11:28:34 AM PDT by freespirited (Stupid people are ruining America. --Herman Cain)
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To: JennysCool
I ALWAYS rely on “News Track India” for superior coverage of US elections.

These people are using anything they can to promote whatever weird agenda it is they support.

They're trotting out articles from the liies of the New York Times and the Washington Post as if they're gospel.

It's weird to watch FReepers using MSNBC-type tactics.

48 posted on 09/22/2011 2:36:12 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Allegra

“liies” = “likes”


49 posted on 09/22/2011 2:37:16 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: TexMom7

One more thing interesting in that poll:

The Approval ratings for Obama and the Republican Candidates were:

Obama..........40%
Bachmann..27%
Newt.........29
Paul...........29%
Perry..............45%
Romney..........32%

minus Obama the Republican candidates add up to way over 100%?


50 posted on 09/22/2011 2:51:44 PM PDT by Leep
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