The race for governor is in its final full week with a new poll showing Republican incumbent Rick Perry with a 10-point lead over Democratic challenger Bill White.
Perry, seeking an unprecedented third four year term, leads the former Houston mayor by 50 percent to 40 percent in the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll.
Libertarian Kathie Glass had 8 percent and Green Party nominee had 2 percent. The survey of 797 voters was conducted Oct. 12-18. Early voting started on Oct. 18 and ends Friday.
The poll bolstered predictions that 2010 is aa Republican year, particularly in red-state Texas. GOP incumbents in other statewide races led Democratic opponents with margins between 13 and 20 points.
-- Dave Montgomery