Early voting turnout has been higher than expected, in Texas 550,939 have voted, compared with 287,172 at this point in 2006, according to cumulative totals from the 15 counties with the largest number of registered voters.


Key Dates:

  • Early Voting in person: October 18-29
  • Deadline for an application for a ballot by mail to be received by Early Voting Clerk: October 26
  • Election Day: November 2


Gov. Rick Perry leads Bill White by 8 percentage points, according to the Rasmussen poll released Saturday. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Lone Star State finds Perry with 51% support, while White, a former mayor of Houston, attracts 43% of the vote. Two percent (2%) like some other candidate in the contest, and five percent (5%) remain undecided.


Two weeks ago, Perry posted an 11-point lead, 53% to 42%.


The survey of 500 likely voters was conducted on October 21 and has a margin of error of +/- 4 percent.


In the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll, Republican Gov. Rick Perry leads his Democratic challenger, Bill White by 10 points — 50 percent to 40 percent .


The survey of 797 voters was taken Oct. 12-18 and has a margin of error of +/- 3.47 percent.