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Poll: Perry's ratings down after failed run

Poll: Texas Gov. Perry's approval rating at home hits 10-year low after failed campaign By The Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) ' A new poll shows Texas Gov. Rick Perry's approval rating in his home state at a 10-year low and more than half of Texans don't want him to run for another term as governor.

The telephone survey of 806 Texans conducted Jan. 21-24 was paid for by a group of Texas' largest newspapers.

The poll shows 40 percent of Texans approve of the job he's doing as governor, a 10-point drop from a year ago. Another 40 percent said they disapprove.

The poll found 53 percent said they don't want Perry to run for a fourth full term in 2014, and 45 percent said his failed campaign for president hurt Texas' image.

The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

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