SurveyUSA’s monthly tracking poll of the approval rating of all state governors, released October 19, shows Rick Perry with 40% approval and 56% disapproval. Only seven governors had approval ratings lower than Perry’s. Normally, such a high disapproval record would suggest that he is headed for defeat, but this is not a normal governor’s race. And other governors with sub-50% approval ratings appear to be headed for reelection this year, including California’s Schwarzenegger (43%), Michigan’s Granholm (39%), and Illinois’ Blagojevich (38%).