Polls show Perry 6 points ahead of White

Two separate polls conducted this month all have current Governor Rick Perry six points ahead of gubernatorial hopeful Bill White.

In a joint poll conducted by The University of Texas at Austin (UT) and the Texas Tribune, 39 percent of voters said they would vote for Perry compared to 33 percent who would vote for White.

When asked to rate the job Rick Perry has done as governor, the same poll revealed that of the 800 expected voters polled, 28 percent “approve somewhat” and 25 percent “disapprove strongly” to the job Perry has done.

The UT poll also shows Republican nominee David Dewhurst (41 percent) beating Democratic nominee Linda Chavez-Thompson (26 percent) for Texas Lieutenant Governor.

Thalso reveals that of voters of those polled 43 percent will vote for Republican Greg Abbot, 26 percent will vote for Democratic nominee Barbara Ann Radnofsky, 26 percent are undecided and five percent will vote for Libertarian nominee Jon Roland. The other poll is Rasmussen Reports (Texas Survey of 500 likely voters).