Poll: Cain edges Perry among Texas GOP

Herman Cain wins 27 percent and Rick Perry 26 percent among self-identified Republican voters living in Texas, according to a new survey by the University of Texas and the Texas Tribune.

Among conservative voters, Cain takes a stronger lead over the Texas governor.

“Maybe the most important number is that Cain is up 37 percent to 24 percent among the most conservative voters,” said Daron Shaw, co-director of the poll. Cain also carries a lead in liberal-leaning cities such as Austin and Houston.

Forty-four percent of Texas voters surveyed also disapproved of Perry’s job performance as governor, compared to President Obama’s 57 percent disapproval rate in Texas. The survey also shows that in a hypothetical match-up against Obama, Perry would win 45-37.

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