Three New National Polls Show Gov. Mitt Romney Leading GOP Presidential Field; Perry Solidifies Position as Strong 2nd Place Challenger – 8/11/11

New Poll – 2012 GOP Nomination – National

8/7-9/11

Fox News

Romney

21

Perry

13

Palin

8

Bachmann

7

Giuliani

7

Gingrich

6

Paul

6

Cain

5

Santorum

2

Pawlenty

2

Huntsman

2

Johnson

1

McCotter

1

Karger

0

 

New Poll – 2012 GOP Nomination – National

8/5-7/11

CNN/Opinion Research

Romney

23

Perry

15

Palin

12

Giuliani

12

Paul

12

Bachmann

7

Gingrich

5

Cain

4

Huntsman

4

Santorum

2

Pawlenty

2

McCotter

0

Johnson

0

 

New Poll – 2012 GOP Nomination – National

8/2-4/11

Marist

Romney

21

Perry

18

Palin

10

Giuliani

9

Bachmann

8

Cain

6

Paul

3

Santorum

3

Gingrich

2

Pawlenty

2

Johnson

2

Roemer

2

Huntsman

1

Karger

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Three new national polls are out on the 2012 GOP Presidential race, and all three show Gov. Mitt Romney with a lead over the field of candidates.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has solidified himself as a strong challenger to Romney, coming in 2nd place in the last five national polls on the GOP race. Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain seem to have lost some steam, and Ron Paul continues to have a faithful following of between 6-10% on average.

The other thing that jumps out at you in all three of these polls is that Gov. Tim Pawlenty is shockingly weak, with only 2% support in each poll. He has to do well in the GOP Debate tonight, and in the Iowa Straw Poll on Saturday. He desperately needs something to jump start his campaign.

Below are the current 40-day averages of polls, with Mitt Romney leading Rick Perry by almost 7-points:

2012 GOP Presidential Nomination Poll Averages

Date

Poll

Candidate

Pct.

(AVG on

AVERAGES

Romney

20.3

Polls

Perry

13.4

Since

(Only most recent poll

Bachmann

11.9

7/3/11)

from each Polling

Palin

10.6

Organization used in

Giuliani

9.0

40-day averages)

Paul

8.0

Cain

6.6

Gingrich

4.4

Pawlenty

2.4

Huntsman

2.3

Santorum

2.0

Roemer

1.5

Johnson

0.8

McCotter

0.3

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