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    Perry’s job approval plunges after failed presidential run, News poll shows

    AUSTIN — Rick Perry’s dismal showing in the presidential contest has plunged his approval among Texans to its lowest level in a decade, and more than half say in a new poll that he should not seek re-election as governor.
    Governor Rick Perry's approval rating in Texas is now even lower than Barack Obama's approval rating in Texas.

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    Re: Perry’s job approval plunges after failed presidential run, News poll shows

    If I had approved of him (and I didn't) before his spot about gay marriage, he definitely lost me there. I think it was the content of his run, not the failed outcome that hurt him.
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    Re: Perry’s job approval plunges after failed presidential run, News poll shows

    Quote Originally Posted by Keridan View Post
    If I had approved of him (and I didn't) before his spot about gay marriage, he definitely lost me there. I think it was the content of his run, not the failed outcome that hurt him.
    I don't think the gay marriage thing made a big deal here in Texas. After all he did support marriage amendment to the Texas Constitution banning State recognition of gay marriage.

    For the record I voted against the amendment.

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    Re: Perry’s job approval plunges after failed presidential run, News poll shows

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    I don't think the gay marriage thing made a big deal here in Texas. After all he did support marriage amendment to the Texas Constitution banning State recognition of gay marriage.

    For the record I voted against the amendment.
    Probably true, but it was just the biggest marker in a series of things I didn't like too much. I imagine his ratings would still be high if TX disagreed with me on all of it. Or it could just be that they like to pick presidential winners
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    Re: Perry’s job approval plunges after failed presidential run, News poll shows

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    I don't think the gay marriage thing made a big deal here in Texas. After all he did support marriage amendment to the Texas Constitution banning State recognition of gay marriage.

    For the record I voted against the amendment.
    The particular ad was done in a moronic fashion, simply because it could have interpreted in more than one fashion without any difficulty. Return the right to express Christianity at schools again (as opposed to other religions that aren't suppressed); an attack on gays in the military; a statement that the government's efforts not to endorse a state religion (gone too far) and actually repress expression of religion. Probably some others as well.

    I'm sure Perry was trying to appeal to the conservative base but instead it alienated other significant voting blocks. There are a lot of knuckles that should be rapped. The people who wrote the ad, the ones who approved it, and Perry himself, because he did it and approved it

    Eventually thats what decimated him.

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    Re: Perry’s job approval plunges after failed presidential run, News poll shows

    Perry's early debate performances sealed his fate.

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    Re: Perry’s job approval plunges after failed presidential run, News poll shows

    I think he was losing to Obama in Texas even before he announced his candidacy.

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    Re: Perry’s job approval plunges after failed presidential run, News poll shows

    I can see why the guy acts like he just got off of meth or something.
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    Re: Perry’s job approval plunges after failed presidential run, News poll shows

    IMO, he embarassed some of his texas supporters by his unpredictable demeaner and percieved intellect.(or lack thereof)

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