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2010: A New Poll — and a New Lead for Perry

Rick Perry leads Kay Bailey Hutchison by 11 points in a new Rasmussen survey that's out this morning.

Rick Perry leads Kay Bailey Hutchison by 11 points in a new Rasmussen survey that's out this morning.

That poll has Perry at 46 percent and Hutchison at 35 percent, with Debra Medina getting the support of 4 percent of voters. One in seven voters didn't have a favorite.

Most voters — 60 percent — think Hutchison should keep her job as U.S. Senator while she's running for governor. Hutchison has said she plans to resign to run, but that's now on hold as she waits to vote on pending health care reform plans. Only 26 percent said she should resign. As for healthcare reform, 76 percent strongly oppose "the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and the congressional Democrats."

The telephone survey included 798 voters, was done on November 11 (Wednesday), and has a margin of error of 3.5 percent.

The gubernatorial results are similar to those of The Texas Tribune Poll, released last week, which had the two leading candidates 12 points apart.

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