The Rasmussen Reports poll that had everyone yakking late yesterday contains still more fodder for conversation: If the election were held today, all three Republican candidates for governor — Rick Perry, Kay Bailey Hutchison, and, yes, even Debra Medina — would defeat likely Democratic nominee Bill White. KBH wins by the biggest margin, 49-36. Perry would defeat White 48-39. And Medina, who trailed White last month by six points in a similar Rasmussen poll, would now beat him 41-38.
A dollop of consolation for White: Of the four, he has the largest positive gap between the percentage of Texas voters who view him very favorably (20 percent) and those who view him very unfavorably (15 percent). Medina is 14 percent very favorably, 12 percent very unfavorably. KBH is 17 percent very favorably and 13 very unfavorably. Perry's numbers are upside-down: 14 percent very favorably and 21 percent very unfavorably.