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2010: Newspaper Poll Has Perry By 7

Gov. Rick Perry leads his Democratic challenger, Bill White, 46 percent to 39 percent in the latest poll commissioned by the state's five largest newspapers.

Gov. Rick Perry at a Texas Association of Broadcasters conference in Austin on Aug. 12, 2010

Gov. Rick Perry leads his Democratic challenger, Bill White, 46 percent to 39 percent in the latest poll commissioned by the state's five largest newspapers. Eight percent of respondents were undecided in the poll, which was conducted by New York-based Blum & Weprin Associates from Sept. 15 to 22 and has a margin of error of 3.9 percent. Four percent said they planned to vote for Libertarian Kathie Glass.

The latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll had Perry up by 6 percent.

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