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Rasmussen Poll: Texans Like Perry as Gov, Not as President

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By    |   Thursday, 07 Aug 2014 03:18 PM

Texans aren't enthusiastic about Gov. Rick Perry leaving their state for the White House, but they do like the job he's doing in their state, according to a new Rasmussen Reports poll released Thursday.

According to a phone poll taken of 850 likely voters on Aug. 4-5, 54 percent of the respondents said they approve of the governor's job performance,with 43 percent disapproving. Those numbers included 27 percent who said they strongly approve and 29 percent who strongly disapproved.

However, not so many Texas voters said they'd vote for him if he chooses to seek the Republican presidential nod in 2016. Only 40 percent said they'd cast their vote for him, while 46 percent said they would not and 14 percent were not sure.

But Texas Republicans said they'd give their governor their support, with 74 percent saying he'd get their vote.

His approval ratings have remained steady in surveys taken since late October 2010, just before he was elected to his third term in office.

Even so, Hillary Clinton, in a hypothetical matchup against Perry in a June poll, came away as the leading contender in Texas, where she posted a lead of 50 percent to 36 percent over the governor.

Immigration stands to be a large issue for Perry should he decide to seek the nomination, as 63 percent of Texas voters believe any new immigration law passed by Congress should include sending migrants back to their homelands. Only 22 percent said the focus should making it easier for illegal immigrants to remain in the United States.

And of people who favor deportation, 59 percent said they would vote for Perry if he runs for the presidential nomination in 2016. However, among those who call for immigrants to remain, 89 percent said they would not cast a presidential vote for Perry.

Me like Perry better than women do, the poll revealed, and older voters were more likely to approve of Perry's job performance as governor.

However, Perry has a potential problem when it comes to attracting minority voters, the poll revealed. Seventy-seven percent of black voters and 61 percent of Hispanics said they disapprove of the governor's job performance. Meanwhile, 65 percent of white voters and 54 percent of minority voters other than Hispanics and blacks said they approve of Perry ont he job.

There is also a large partisan division in the state, with 84 percent of Republicans approving of Perry's job performance and 78 percent of Democrats disapproving.

Meanwhile, 46 percent of the voters in the Texas poll gave President Barack Obama a favorable rating, while 51 percent disapprove, in a figure comparable to the numbers he has earned nationally, with a only 40 percent of those answering a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll saying they approve of the job he is doing.

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