The latest Zogby-WSJ online poll for the Texas Governor's race is out, and guess what? Chris Bell is ahead of Carole Keeton Strayhorn. With the pre-primary DMN poll, that's two out of three showing Bell to be the leading contender against Rick Perry (the dissenter was the also pre-primary Rasmussen result).
Makes you wonder at what point people are going to start noticing this sort of thing and saying to themselves "Hey, maybe Strayhorn isn't the only one who can beat Rick Perry. Maybe she can't beat him at all. Maybe someone else can."
Turns out some people are considering that possibility. Dave McNeely and Bob Ray Sanders, to name two. Add in the Lone Star Project and Chuck McDonald (video link) from Fox 7 Austin and who knows? We just might be witnessing the birth of some new conventional wisdom.
All it takes is a plurailty. Bell doesn't need 50% plus one, he needs Rick Perry plus one. The first step to getting there is believing that it's possible. From where I sit, that should be the easy part.Posted by Charles Kuffner on April 02, 2006 to Election 2006 | TrackBack