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Poll finds McCain, Cornyn still leading in Texas

Posted: November 4, 2008

Results can be viewed now at the Texas Politics site —

Other highlights of the poll results include:

When asked who they would choose for President if asked to vote for either Joe Biden or Sarah Palin, 50.5% of registered voters chose Sarah Palin and 42.5% chose Joe Biden, with 7% unsure.

The approval rating for how George W. Bush has been handling his job as president is 36%.

When asked to identify Obama’s religion, 45 percent of respondents accurately identified him as Protestant; however 23 percent erroneously identified him as Muslim.

The approval/disapproval numbers for Governor Rick Perry have 38% approving of how he has been handling his job as governor, 33% disapproving, and 29% choosing neither.

See these and other results in the poll summary document that can be downloaded on the polling page at the Texas Politics website — go to and follow the polling links. You’ll find the summary document at the site now. There is also a copy of a press release issued by the UT – Austin Office of Public Affairs.

The survey, which sampled 613 Texans statewide using the latest in Internet polling techniques, is the latest in a planned series of regular statewide surveys that will be made available to researchers and the general public at UT-Austin’s Texas Politics website (

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