Texas Gov. Rick Perry Vaults to Double-Digit Lead in GOP Presidential Race – Rasmussen

New Poll – 2012 GOP Nomination – National

8/15/11

Rasmussen

Perry

29

Romney

18

Bachmann

13

Paul

9

Cain

6

Gingrich

5

Santorum

1

Huntsman

1

McCotter

0

 

A new Rasmussen Poll on the 2012 GOP Nomination race finds Texas Gov. Rick Perry now holding a double-digit lead over the rest of the GOP Field. The survey was done last night (Monday), after Perry’s announcement for President and Michele Bachmann’s win in the Iowa Straw Poll. It also was done after Gov. Tim Pawlenty dropped out of the GOP race.

Perry leads among those who identified themselves as “Tea Party voters,” and among non-Tea Party voters.

To be sure, Perry has gotten a big bump here from his announcement, but it remains to be seen if he can sustain or expand that momentum in the weeks ahead. But, it is clear he had a very good roll-out to his campaign.

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