Rick Perry leads Bill White by 11 percentage points in the governor's race, according to the latest poll from Rasmussen Reports. That October 6 survey has Perry getting 53 percent of the vote and White getting 42 percent. Another 2 percent prefer some other candidate and 4 percent were are undecided.
The survey of 750 likely voters has a margin of error of +/- 4 percent.
It's the third poll out this week. The Texas Lyceum's survey — overseen by pollsters at the University of Texas at Austin and UT San Antonio — had the two gubernatorial candidates just 5 percentage points apart. And a poll commissioned by Dallas-based Belo Corp.'s television stations had Perry ahead by 14 points.
Two weeks ago, Rasmussen had Perry ahead by 6 percentage points.