Great Article on Debra MedinaSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Thu, 02/04/2010 - 14:21
After finally getting the statewide exposure her campaign expense account cannot afford, Debra Medina has moved up in the polls after the two Republican gubernatorial debates.
"Anybody who wants to talk to Debra Medina can get her for a media event," said Harvey Kronberg with the Quorum Report . "So, she's creating an excitement that neither of the other two are creating."
The latest Rasmussen poll gives Gov. Rick Perry , R-TX, 44 percent of the Republican primary vote. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison , R-TX, dropped four points to 29 percent. And, the woman who some experts considered wouldn't break the double-digit mark has jumped to 16 percent.
Medina's camp responded to the poll, saying they believe their numbers are even higher.
"The current Rasmussen poll shows that we are continuing to accelerate the number of supporters for Debra Medina's bid to the governor's office. What they don't show is we are pulling support from not just likely Republican Primary voters, but from other places as well. We've been receiving letters of support, requests to volunteer and donations from not just republican voters, but democrats, independents and other third parties."
Kronberg called this primary historical.
"The big deal for us in this election is that we have not had an exciting Republican primary since 1990," said Kronberg.
Kronberg said that excitement could actually make these polls virtually worthless. Since pollsters contact people who have previously voted in a Republican primary, the thousands who are new participants haven't been taken into account.
"We may see the Republican primary double and then all bets are off as to who the winner is," said Kronberg.
Besides Independents, a formidable voting bloc this year is the "Tea Party." The group of citizens frustrated with government has grown to more than 120 thousand people and that could represent more than 10 percent of TX Republican primary voters.
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