Texans are split evenly on President Barack Obama's performance so far as leader of the free world, according to a poll from a North Carolina-based firm.
Public Policy Polling found 45 percent of Texans approve of Obama's job performance, with 46 percent disapproving, within the poll's margin of error.
Compare that to a nationwide Gallup poll taken around the same time that gave Obama a 59 percent approval rating.
PPP also released more details of its polling on the governor's race. The two possible Republican candidates are currently leading Democrat Tom Shieffer, a former ambassador under President George W. Bush.
Sheiffer trails Gov. Rick Perry 45-35 and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison 54-30.
Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling, says Democrats should be rooting for Perry to win the primary if they want a shot at taking back the Governor's Mansion.
The poll didn't ask Texans about Democratic State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte or Kinky Friedman, both of whom are also pondering running in next year's Democratic primary.
PPP surveyed 1,409 likely voters from February 18th to 20th. The survey’s margin of error is +/-2.6%.
It's the third day in a row that the firm has released data of interest to political junkies in Texas. Yesterday, the firm released data showing the race for Hutchison's Senate seat could be a squeaker. On Monday, the firm said Hutchison leads Perry by 25 points among likely GOP voters.
Crosstabs and other info on today's results are here.