AUSTIN (AP) – A new poll shows Texas Governor Rick Perry’s approval rating in his home state at a 10-year low and more than half of Texans don’t want him to run for another term as governor. Forty-five percent said his failed campaign for the Republican nomination for president hurt Texas’ image.
The poll conducted January 21-24 was conducted on behalf of five Texas newspapers, that published the poll results Thursday.READ MORE: Fight Between Brothers Ends With 1 Shot, Critically Injured And 1 Arrested In Alvarado Friday Night
Forty percent of Texans approve of the job he’s doing as governor, a 10-point drop from a year ago and less than Obama’s 43 percent statewide approval rating, according to the poll. The Fort Worth Star Telegram said the Democratic president’s approval ratings have showed little change in the past two years.
Another 40 percent said they disapprove of the job Perry is doing.
The poll found 53 percent said they don’t want Perry to run for a fourth full term in 2014. Since ended his campaign last week, Perry staff have said he could run for another term as governor.READ MORE: 'I'm Afraid We're Going To See A Surge Of Violence' Says Texas Criminologist Following Recent Mass Shootings
According to the poll, Perry has lost ground among Republicans in a state dominated by the GOP. His approval rating among Republicans dipped from 73 percent to 60 percent, and among independents he fell from nearly half to 27 percent. Until earlier this month at the Iowa caucuses, Perry had never lost an election.
Perry ran for president as a socially conservative candidate and he boasted about his job-creation efforts and the economy in his home state. But he stumbled badly with several flubs on the campaign trail, including his notorious “oops” moment in a nationally televised debate when he couldn’t remember all three federal agencies he said he wants to cut.
The random telephone survey of 806 Texans, including 669 registered voters, has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
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