Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison leads Gov. Rick Perry 56 percent to 31 percent among likely Republican voters, according to the poll released this morning.
Hutchison is viewed favorably by 76 percent of those polled, while Perry is viewed favorably by 60 percent.
Dig deeper into the numbers and another interesting tidbit emerges: Hutchison has a 16-point lead among the 47 percent of respondents that like both candidates.
PPP polled 797 likely Republican primary voters from February 18th to 20th. The survey’s margin of error is +/-3.5%.
The firm plans to release a poll on those vying for Hutchison's Senate seat tomorrow.
(For those wondering, this photo was taken in 2000.)