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Independent Poll Has Cornyn Up Big on Stockman

A new independent poll in the U.S. Senate primary has incumbent John Cornyn up big on Tea Party challenger Steve Stockman.

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Noted Republican polling firm Wilson Perkins Allen Opinion Research on Friday afternoon released the results of a candidate preference survey that has incumbent U.S. Sen. John Cornyn up 44 points on Tea Party challenger U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Friendswood. Cornyn was favored by 50 percent of the survey respondents, while Stockman was named by 6 percent. Another 39 percent were undecided, while preferences for the remaining candidates totaled 5 percent.

The polling firm counts U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and Attorney General Greg Abbott, but pollster Chris Perkins told The Texas Tribune that the poll was not paid for by any client or campaign.

The telephone survey of 762 likely Republican primary voters was conducted Dec. 10-12. It has a margin of error of 3.6 percent. The entire WPA polling memo can be found here.

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