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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Hispanic GOP Congressman pulls ahead in poll

Texas:  GOP Hispanic Congressman Francisco Canseco Poll Shows Him With 10-Point Lead Over Democrat
  • A tight race that could go either way.

Rep. Francisco “Quico” Canseco’s (R) campaign released an internal poll today that showed he had a 10-point lead over Leftist state Rep. Pete Gallego (D).

Roll Call reports  the poll, conducted Sept. 23-25, showed Canseco up over Gallego 47 percent to 37 percent. Eight percent said they would support “other” and 8 percent were undecided.

Forty percent of respondents had a favorable impression of Canseco, while 31 percent viewed him in a negative light. As one would expect in a race with an incumbent, Gallego lags behind in name identification. But like Canseco, he has a net favorable rating. Thirty-one percent of those surveyed viewed him favorably, while 27 percent viewed him unfavorably.

Wes Anderson of OnMessage conducted the Canseco poll of 400 likely voters. It was conducted via bilingual live interviews. The margin of error was 4.9 points.

Francisco Canseco

The election in 2010 was very close.

2010  -  23rd Congressional District of Texas Elections
RepublicanQuico Canseco74,67149.38
DemocraticCiro Rodriguez67,21244.44


23rd Congressional District of Texas.

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