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2010: Perry 53, White 42

Rick Perry leads Bill White by 11 percentage points in the governor's race, according to the latest poll from Rasmussen Reports.

Rick Perry, Bill White

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.

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