Friday, February 15, 2008

Finally, Some Texas Polls

Texas primary poll numbers are finally available. As everyone expected, Hillary Clinton is leading Barack Obama ... but by less than 10 points. Both camps are opening campaign offices across the state, including right here in San Antonio where the Latino vote will get a LOT of attention. And they're both already running ads during primetime (heath care is the main topic on all the ads I've seen which, given this state's horrendous health care problems, is not surprising).

On the Republican side, polls show John McCain edging Mike Huckabee by 4 points. Of course, that race is all but over which is going to suppress what I think would otherwise be a large Independent turnout for McCain in our open primary system. Remember, this is the state that in 2006 gave two moderate, independent candidates for governor a combined 30% of the vote, the same amount the Democrat received.

It'll be interesting to see how these polls change as the election draws closer.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Michael Reynolds said...

Are major Texas political figures lining up one way or the other? Who is Yosemite Sam endorsing?

9:26 AM  
Blogger Alan Stewart Carl said...

Yosemite is withholding his endorsement until he gets a clear answer on who has the most expansive policy on stopping that dang-nabbity rabbit.

Quick Draw McGraw, however, is an Obama supporter.

2:02 PM  

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