Governor Perry has achieved majority approval (barely), but is still the least liked statewide officeholder in Texas.
The Scripps Howard Texas Poll found 51 percent of the Texans surveyed said Perry is doing a good job as governor while 33 percent disapprove of his job performance. That is in marked contrast to a year ago, when half the Texans surveyed disapproved of Perry as governor.
The poll also shows strength for Perry among his own partisans. Among Republicans, 73 percent approved of the job Perry is doing as governor.
As for the others, it's pretty clear that KBH is very popular, and that a lot of people don't know much about anybody else. Note also that President Bush's disapproval rating matches Perry's at 33% while his approval rating is 61%, ten points better than the Governor. For sure he's got better numbers among Republicans, and probably equal totals among Democrats. That may yet mean there's room for Perry to go up, but his history suggests otherwise. In the end, of course, there's only one poll that matters. We'll see what happens.
UPDATE: PerryVsWorld has some thoughts on this as well.Posted by Charles Kuffner on February 18, 2005 to Show Business for Ugly People | TrackBack