Texas Presidental poll Ron Paul 10% Rick Perry 4% poll winner Palin 13%Submitted by Neverquit on Tue, 05/24/2011 - 13:22
It's a good thing Rick Perry says he's not running for president: Only 4 percent of Texas Republicans say they'd vote for the governor, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
"This is a major question for a guy who's getting national buzz," says Daron Shaw, co-director of the poll and a government professor at UT-Austin. "He hasn't convinced Texans that he's a presidential frontrunner."
Not that he's trying to. Perry has said repeatedly that he's not a presidential candidate without squelching campaigns to draft him as one.
Perry's not even the top-rated Texan in the race. That distinction goes to U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Surfside, who's at 10 percent among registered voters who say they will vote in the Republican primary.