A new poll commissioned by the Houston Chronicle and KHOU-TV shows Gov. Rick Perry up 12 points over Tony Sanchez and John Cornyn up 6 points over Ron Kirk. Perry’s lead has increased three points since the last survey in
mid-September, while Cornyn’s has remained steady. Perry is receiving 86
percent support among Republicans while Sanchez is only backed by 69 percent
The only real difference between this and the Dallas Morning News poll is that Democrat John Sharp leads Republican David Dewhurst by 4 points for lieutenant governor. The poll has a 3.9 percent margin of error.