Perry still leads Republican pack – CNN/ORC poll

September 27, 2011

Rick Perry is still the front-runner in the field of 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls, according to a new CNN/ORC International Poll released on Monday.

The Texas governor’s latest debate performance — rated shaky by some political analysts — apparently did not disappoint actual potential voters who support him.

Perry leads his nearest opponent, Mitt Romney 28 percent to 21 percent among Republican voters, according to the poll taken over the weekend — after last Thursday’s Republican debate in Orlando, Florida.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has 10 percent support. The other declared Republican candidates trail far behind in the single digits.

That’s with Sarah Palin in the lineup.

The former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee has hinted about  it  but  has not decided whether to join the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. When she’s not presented to the poll respondents as an option — Perry gets 30 percent backing; Romney 22 percent and Gingrich 11 percent.

In a head-to-head race between President Barack Obama and Romney, the poll shows voters almost equally divided. Forty-nine percent of all respondents said they’d be more likely to vote for Obama — the Democrat — while 48 percent said Romney would be their choice.

If Perry were the Republican Party’s nominee, Obama leads the Texas governor 51 percent to 46 percent.

Obama has a 45 percent approval rating, up three percentages points from the previous CNN/ORC poll  earlier this month. His disapproval rating is 52 percent, down from a record 55 percent in the poll released on Sept. 13

Photo Credit: REUTERS/Scott Audette (Perry before the Orlando debate)


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It amazes me how anyone would vote for an even dumber version of bush. I can’t imagine the harm another mistake like that would do to our great country.

Posted by fromthecenter | Report as abusive

Here we go again…another worthless poll…a CNN poll of 1000 people is hardly reliable for anything.
Even the “straw” polls prove nothing. Most straw polls I thought were to pick the person for the worst duty (defuse an atom bomb, resue someone from a burning oil refinery).
Funny, this poll picks the worst of the worst!

Posted by rendy815 | Report as abusive

Proof positive Americans need to spend less time watching/listening/reading partisan ‘news’ and ‘information’ sources and more time researching facts.

Based on his performance (so far) and the tax bills he’s signed into law, the perpetuated war efforts/spending, and even the healthcare legislation, Obama is the best Republican money can buy.

And yet, wingnuts and yahoos still think he’s a liberal. Amazing.

And so, wingnuts and yahoos get duped into believing a guy like Rick Perry would make a swell president. Go figure.

Only in America.

Posted by NobleKin | Report as abusive