Corrected: September 20, 2011 4:45PM
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A new survey of Texas from Public Policy Polling (D) finds that the state's voters do not actually like Gov. Rick Perry, who is now a leading candidate for the Republican nomination for president --Â but they like President Obama even less, and as a result Perry would be favored to carry the state in the general election.
The numbers: Perry 51%, Obama 44%. In the previous PPP survey from late June, before Perry was an actual candidate, Obama edged him by 47%-45% -- and what's more, a 59%-33% majority did not want Perry to even run for president. But now that he's actually in the race, things appear to have changed.
Perry's approval rating as governor in the new poll is only 45%, to 48% disapproval. However, Obama's approval rating as president is even lower, at 40%-55%.