Rick Perry

Texans Say It's Time for Gov. Perry to Retire

Polls say they want new blood in the governor's office

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Is it time for Rick Perry to call it quits as Texas governor?

More than six in 10 Texas voters—including 34% who describe themselves as "very conservative"—say it's time for Perry to step aside, according to a Public Policy Polling survey. That compares with 31% of Texas voters who say Perry should seek re-election in 2014.

The Republican—in office since 2000—is already the longest-serving Texas governor. Perry hasn't said whether he will seek another term, run for president in 2016 or do both. A lot could happen between now and the end of the filing period for gubernatorial candidates, but these numbers are a cautionary tale for Perry even at this early stage of the game.