Iowa Poll: Perry 29%; Bachmann 18%; Romney 17%

Rick Moran
Rasumussen has a new Iowa poll out and it is tracking with polls taken every where else; Rick Perry is surging: A Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of those likely to participate in the Iowa GOP Caucus shows that Perry is the first choice for 29%. Essentially tied for second are Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann at 18% and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney at 17%. Texas Congressman Ron Paul picks up 14% of the vote, and nobody else currently reaches the five percent (5%) mark. (To see survey question wording, click here.) A month ago, before Perry officially entered the race, Bachmann and Romney were essentially tied for the lead with Perry in fourth place. The new Iowa results are consistent with national polling which also shows Perry on top. Perry leads President Obama by three in an early look at a possible general election matchup. Other top Republican contenders are close. The president trails a generic Republican by eight. [...] Perry has the support of...(Read Full Post)

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