CNN/ORC International Poll Has Texas Governor Rick Perry in Front … Lead Over Romney To 13 Points, 27% – 14%
Another poll and another lead for Texas Governor Rick Perry. According to a CNN/ORC International Poll of Republicans and independent voters has Texas Governor way out ahead of the GOP Presidential challengers. With 27% of the vote, Perry nearly doubles second place former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.
According to a CNN/ORC International Poll of Republicans and independent voters who lean towards the GOP, Perry now sits atop the list of Republican presidential candidates, with strong support from most demographic groups.
The survey, released Monday, indicates that 27 percent of Republicans nationwide support Perry for their party’s nomination, with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who’s making his second bid for the White House, at 14 percent. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin follows at ten percent, with Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani at nine percent, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who’s making his third bid for the presidency, at six percent. Every one else listed on the questionnaire registered in the low single digits.
One poll is just a poll, two is interesting, three is a trend. The CNN poll follows two other polls, Gallup and Rasmussen, that have GOP Presidential challenger Rick Perry way out ahead of his fellow Republicans. Add the Magellan poll as well.
So why has Rick Perry vaulted to the top of the GOP list? It’s not that he is just the flavor of the month, even after being attacked by Democrats and the MSM, he has shown that he has staying power. Maybe his appeal is because many Americans believe that Washington, DC should be made inconsequential. Maybe its also because Americans know that a President should have executive leadership skills, have successfully run a state and created jobs. Something that the incumbent Obama has failed to do.
Rick Perry, a successful governor of a large southern state that did not create any form of Obama-Romney care … he is Obama’s worst nightmare.