RICK PERRY leads in new poll, unhurt by Social Security comments – The Daily Caller
Perry leads in new poll, unhurt by Social Security comments
Published: 12:08 PM 09/12/2011 | Updated: 12:44 PM 09/12/2011
By Alexis Levinson – The Daily Caller
Rick Perry leads the Republican field and is seen as the candidate most capable of beating Obama, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Monday.
Thirty percent of Republicans say they would likely support Perry in 2012, while 18 percent say they would support Romney, 15 percent say they would support Palin and 12 percent say they would support Ron Paul.
Without Palin in the race, Perry gets 32 percent of the vote, Romney gets 21 percent, and Ron Paul gets 13 percent.
Romney and Perry’s numbers remain relatively unchanged from CNN/ORC’s last poll at the end of the August. However, both Michele Bachmann and Paul have seen their numbers move — in opposite directions. Last month, Paul got just 6 percent of the vote without Palin in the race, and now he is up to 13 percent. Bachmann, on the other hand, had 12 percent of the vote last month, and is down to 7 percent this month. With Palin in the race, she gets only 4 percent.