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Perry now perceived as most electable
Perry and Palin most likely to fight for their beliefs
In the latest CNN poll Governor Perry maintains his lead over the rest of the Republican presidential contenders at 30%.
But the big take away from the new poll is that Perry is now perceived as the most electable, with 42% saying he has the best chance of beating Obama next year. Only 26% say Romney has the best chance of defeating the president.
Perry – 30%
Romney – 18%
Palin – 15%
Paul – 12%
Cain – 5%
Gingrich – 5%
Bachmann – 4%
Huntsman – 2%
Santorum – 2%
Other interesting findings from the CNN poll include:
- Perry’s support comes mostly from Republicans who support the TEA Party movement.
- With Palin excluded, the results are basically the same: Perry 32 percent, Romney 21 percent, Paul 13 percent and all the other candidates in single digits.
- Perry is seen as the strongest leader in the field by 36%, with Romney second at 21 percent.
- Perry is seen as the Republican candidate most likely to get the economy moving again by 35%, with Romney in second at 26 percent.
- Nearly three in ten say that Perry is the candidate who is most likely to fight for his beliefs, with Palin in second place at 23 percent and Romney in a distant tie for fourth at just 11 percent.
The poll was conducted September 9-11 and has an overall sampling error of plus or minus 4.5 percent.
From Right Side Politics.