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.