RICK PERRY | POLL: Perry continues to lead Republican field | The Daily Caller
Published: 2:01 PM 09/14/2011
By Alexis Levinson
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Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry speaks at the Vines Center on the campus of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. on Wednesday Sept. 14, 2011. Perry told students at the nation’s largest evangelical university that they should raise their voices to keep Washington politicians from telling them how to live their lives. (AP Photo/News & Daily Advance, Jill Nance)
Rick Perry continues to lead the Republican field, holding on to his frontrunner position over Mitt Romney, according to a national Public Policy Polling (PPP) poll released Wednesday.
Republican voters have the most favorable opinion of Perry of any of the candidates polled, and when faced with the full ballot, Perry wins a 31 percent plurality. In the crowded field, his nearest competitor is Mitt Romney with 18 percent of the vote. Ron Paul gets 11 percent of the vote, followed by Newt Gingrich with 10 percent.
If the field winnows down to just Perry and Romney, Perry takes it 49 percent to 37 percent, with 14 percent of voters undecided. According to a tweet from PPP, Romney amasses votes from supporters of Paul and Jon Huntsman, while Perry takes them from Bachmann, Gingrich, Cain and Santorum.