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Texas Governor Rick Perry yet has to announce whether he will run for re-election in 2014. But Texas voters aren’t sure whether they’re ready for four more years of the longest-serving governor in Texas history.
Two-thirds of likely Republican primary voters said they first want to see who else is running, according to a Texas Lyceum poll released earlier this week. Only 29 percent of Republicans said they would vote for Perry if he runs for governor again in 2014, while 5 percent would vote against him no matter who else runs. Among likely voters overall, 53 percent said they would have to wait and see, while 30 percent would vote against him and 18 percent would support him.
After Perry’s own run for the presidency ended quite badly in January, he left open the door for future tries – both for governor and president. Among Republicans he remains popular: The poll shows a job approval of 85 percent.
“He enjoys an overwhelmingly high approval rating among Republicans, but, in spite of that, less than a third of those Republicans are today willing to say that ‘I would vote for Perry if he would run for reelection,’ “Share on Facebook