Part-time Governor and full-time self-promoter Rick Perry is now tied in polling against Mayor Bill White, as the state’s $18 billion budget hole and high school dropout crisis remain unsolved, according to Republican polling firm Hill Research Consultants. White’s optimistic problem-solving approach to governing is catching on with Texas voters, according to the poll.
Texas Watch Foundation—September 7th, 2010
A statewide public opinion survey conducted by Republican polling firm Hill Research Consultants on behalf of the Texas Watch Foundation reveals an electorate divided between incumbent Republican Governor Rick Perry (42%) and Democratic challenger Bill White (41%), with a significant bloc of voters (14%) still uncommitted to either candidate. Additionally, across partisan, ideological and geographic lines, broad support is expressed for homeowners’ insurance reform proposals.