Gov. Perry forgets the third government agency he would cut as president during the CNBC Republican presidential debate on November 9, 2011 in Rochester, Michigan.


A new poll from several Texas newspapers shows Gov. Rick Perry losing support at home. The poll, from the Dallas Morning News, Austin American-Statesman, Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram shows 43 percent of registered voters disapprove of the job Perry is doing as governor, and 42 percent approve. The American-Statesman writes this is Perry’s worst showing ever. The last time his approval rating dipped was 2010, when he received only 44 percent approval.

The poll also found that 41 percent of registered voters say Perry’s run for president made him less favorable.

In addition, 56 percent of registered voters in the poll said Perry should not run for governor again in 2014. When asked how his run impacted Texas’ image nationally, 25 percent said the state’s image is a little worse, 23 percent said a lot worse.

The poll, conducted by Blum & Weprin of New York, surveyed 806 Texans by phone. Of those surveyed, 669 were registered voters.