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View Poll Results: What do you think of Rick Perry's job as governor?
Strong Approve 7 8.64%
Approve 5 6.17%
Neutral / Don't Know / Don't Care 6 7.41%
Disapprove 10 12.35%
Strongly Disapprove 53 65.43%
Voters: 81. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-23-2012, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
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I'm curious what the overall attitude towards him on this forum is, so I'm conducting a poll. Friendly date is also allowed, I suppose.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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Strongly disapprove.

When he decided to run for President, he basically just went M.I.A. on his job as Governor, spending less than 24 hours total on official business the whole time. And it cost the taxpayers a bundle for the Lt. Governor to fill in, and a fortune for the state-provided security detail... nearly a $Million at last accounting.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:06 PM
 
Location: plano
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My expectations of a government are so low its hard to underrun them but Rick is doing so. He embarrassed us Nationally by running which does get under my skin big time. I am conservative but would support Bill White if he ran for Gov again. His tract record in Houston was excellent, he isnt a spendthrift and makes gov work with a very common sense practical bent. I agree he wasted a lot of state money in his run for Prez and embarrassed on top of that.. I doubt he could get elected to anything in Texas now
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Central Austin
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I don't see how even conservatives could approve of him. He tried to use eminent domain so that a foreign company could build massive tollways. He tried to nose his way into the sex lives of teenage girls with the HPV vaccine fiasco. He is personally responsible for wasting millions of dollars. His current education policies include completely slashing funding to school districts that desperately need it and trying to turn our major research universities into community colleges. I'm not hardcore about anything political, but I'd challenge anyone to come up with something positive that he's done while in office.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Strongly disapprove.

He doesn't represent my values at all. Then again, most Republicans don't. But he is especially pathetic. He's incompetent and arrogant-an embarrassment to this state.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Strongly Disapprove, how he was elected is beyond me.
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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I'm no more dissatisfied with Perry's performance as Governor than the performance of any other Texas Governor.

As far as his running for Prez, I think no less of that effort than the effort of Ann Richard's ridiculously weak quip about GHWBush being born with a silver foot in his mouth. At least it wasn't a flask.
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:35 PM
 
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If we are being objective our state has done pretty well over the last 10 years. If you can get over partisan bickering he is doing a pretty good job.
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:49 PM
 
Location: plano
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If we are being objective our state has done pretty well over the last 10 years. If you can get over partisan bickering he is doing a pretty good job.
I agree, and believe his main contribution to it is not screwing it up. But then that is how texas looks a state gov with a part time legislature, which shocked some people on a cruise ship this past fall with me when they were asking what Tx thought of Rich Perry as he stuck his foot in his mouth time and time again.
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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FWIW, I'm neither a Republican or Democrat, so it's not partisan. The man is about nothing other than Rick Perry, he takes credit for things that were done by others both before and during his reign, the State of Texas is up for sale if it will benefit him, personally, and, frankly, we deserve better.

The man is an embarrassment, and that's saying a lot.
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