A PROGRESSIVE VOICE FROM THE LLANO ESTACADO

Monday, April 30, 2012

Are Texans Getting Tired Of Rick Perry ?

There no real doubt that Rick Perry still has a burning desire to be president. He as much as admitted that a couple of weeks ago in an interview in Dallas -- saying he was already considering running again in 2016, but would enter the race much earlier next time. He seems to have deluded himself into thinking the reason he lost this year was that he entered the race too late. But then he's always had a capacity for self-delusion and no understanding of real-world solutions.

And his desire to be president is why I believe he'll run for another term as governor -- because that will keep him in the public eye until 2016. But he may not find getting re-elected as easy as it has been in the past for him. A new Public Policy Polling survey shows that Texans may well be getting tired of Rick Perry.  Here's what the poll showed:

DO YOU THINK PERRY SHOULD RUN FOR GOVERNOR AGAIN IN 2014?
Yes...............29%
No...............64%
Unsure...............8%

Those are not good numbers, but they don't necessarily mean he couldn't get re-elected. About 49% of Republicans thought it would be OK for him to run for governor again -- and whoever wins the GOP primary has the advantage in the general election. However, it does show that the Republicans would find it easier to retain the governorship if they chose a different candidate. With 73% of Independents opposed to his running, Perry would definitely have his work cut out for him.

And the numbers are even worse for another run for the presidency (where 57% of Texas Republicans think he shouldn't run, and 77% of Independents). Here are the numbers for the general public:

DO YOU THINK PERRY SHOULD RUN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2016?
Yes...............19%
No...............73%
Unsure...............8%

It looks like Texans of all political persuasions were embarrassed by Perry's last run, and they really don't want to see a repeat. It's one thing to elect a moron as governor, but ir's quite another thing when he exposes himself as a moron to the entire nation.

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By the way, the same poll showed that Texans think their best Texas president was a Democrat. Here's what the poll showed:

WHO DO YOU THINK IS THE GREATEST PRESIDENT EVER FROM TEXAS?
Lyndon B. Johnson...............39%
George W. Bush...............22%
George H.W. Bush...............19%
Unsure...............21%

1 comment:

  1. i just wish the yellowdogs would find a great democrat to run against him or who ever runs.

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