4

Dan Patrick Says He's Polling Great for U.S. Senator

^
Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

Tomball's favorite state senator, Dan Patrick (R-Tea Party), has weighed in on the polling landscape for his possible run for the United States Senate.

And he likes what he sees.

Patrick says the recent Texas Lyceum poll (the one that showed President Obama and Rick Perry with almost equal, healthy approval ratings) matches his own polling in the field about a Senate campaign, and he says it's good -- while getting in a shot at Lt. Governor David Dewhurst's wealth.

The Lyceum poll "tracked almost exactly what our poll showed on the other candidates," Patrick wrote on his Facebook page.

His name was not included in the poll because he had not talked of the possibility of running before it was taken, he says.

But he says his polling showed these results:

Patrick 19 precent Tom Leppert 11 percent Roger Williams 6 percent Elizabeth Ann Jones 4 percent Ted Cruz 2 percent

And 58 percent undecided.

To sum up: Dan Patrick's pollsters have informed him Dan Patrick is doing just terrific.

Patrick, by the way, said he has not released Dewhurst's results "as he has not announced a campaign or an exploratory committee at this point."

But Patrick magnanimously allows that "if Dewhurst gets in the race he will be a factor, especially considering he can self fund unlimited millions from his personal fortune."

Snap!!

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.