A new poll of Texas Republican voters shows little support for Gov. Rick Perry making a run for the White House.
Public Policy Polling, the same polling outfit that said last week that the race between Perry and former Houston Mayor Bill White is tied, asked 500 Texas Republican primary voters their take on the 2012 presidential race.
The poll was conducted on June 19-20. The survey’s margin of error is +/-4.38 percent.
Of those polled, 14 percent supported the idea of Perry running for president, while 63 percent opposed it and 23 percent said they were unsure.
When given five Republican choices for president -- Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Ron Paul or Perry -- Gingrich received the most support with 23 percent.
That was followed by Mike Huckabee at 18 percent, Sarah Palin at 17 percent, and Mitt Romney at 14 percent.
Tied for fifth place: Perry and Paul, each with 8 percent.
On Public Policy Polling's blog, Director Tom Jensen warned anyone from reading too much into these numbers.
"I say this every single time but it always bears repeating - these top four candidates are so jumbled that it's very important not to over interpret the numbers on a poll to poll basis," Jensen wrote.