Thursday | October 10, 2002
Governor races, TX and MA
It's a partisan (D) poll, but at this rate, I'll take it. A Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin & Associates poll shows Perry and Sanchez in a statistical tie, with Perry leading 44-41 percent in the Texas gubernatorial race. The Laredo Times writes:
Paul Begala, host of Crossfire (CNN's political debate program), expressed surprise with the poll numbers.Again, this all assumes the poll numbers aren't too skewed (as partisan polls are apt to be). However, given the pounding Perry has taken in regards to the state's skyrocketting insurance premiums, it's not inconceivable that Sanchez would make gains. He's probably not in a dead heat, but I would venture to guess that momentum and the issues favor him at this point.
Heading up north to my former haunting grounds, a Suffulk University poll now shows Dem gubernatorial candidate Shannon O'Brien with a commanding lead over her opponent Mitt Romney, 42-30. These results are significant, because the same polling outfit had O'Brien trailing 41-37 in late August, and a whopping 51-28 in July.
Also, check out this nifty graph tracking the race's poll numbers over the past few months. Click on image to enlarge.Posted October 10, 2002 05:08 PM | Comments (0)