Herman Cain wins 27 percent and Rick Perry 26 percent among self-identified Republican voters living in Texas, according to a new survey by the University of Texas and the Texas Tribune.
"Maybe the most important number is that Cain is up 37 percent to 24 percent among the most conservative voters," said Daron Shaw, co-director of the poll. Cain also carries a lead in liberal-leaning cities such as Austin and Houston.
Forty-four percent of Texas voters surveyed also disapproved of Perry’s job performance as governor, compared to President Obama’s 57 percent disapproval rate in Texas. The survey also shows that in a hypothetical match-up against Obama, Perry would win 45-37.
Mitt Romney, the front-runner candidate in national polls, only takes 9 percent of the vote in Texas according to the survey, although respondents indicated they would vote for him over Obama. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) took third place in the poll, with 12 percent.
The margin of error for the survey is 3 percent.