Rick Perry leads in another poll
August 31st, 2011
07:38 AM ET
3 years ago

Rick Perry leads in another poll

(CNN) - Rick Perry led the pack of Republican presidential candidates among Republican and Republican leaning voters in another national survey released Wednesday.

The Quinnipiac University poll showed the Texas Gov. and newcomer to the 2012 race with 24 percent, followed by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with 18 percent, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin with 11 percent, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann with ten percent and Texas Rep. Ron Paul with nine percent. The remaining candidates received five percent or below.

Romney, Bachmann and Paul are declared presidential candidates, while Palin is still considering a run for the White House.

When Palin was taken out of the survey field, Perry led Romney 26 percent to 20 percent, with Bachmann at 12 percent.

Perry also received the top spot in a CNN/ORC Poll released Monday with 27 percent, ahead of Romney's 14 percent and Palin's ten percent. Bachmann and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who has not decided whether to launch a bid, received nine percent.

The two polls follow other national surveys that show Perry at the top of the GOP field.

Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,185 Republican voters between Aug. 16 and Aug. 27 with a sampling error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.


Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann • Mitt Romney • Rick Perry • Ron Paul • Sarah Palin
soundoff (61 Responses)
  1. Mike

    Quite possibly the most dangerous and most stupid man in America!

    August 31, 2011 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Its over! No more Mittens, Bachmann, Newt, Cain, and Ron Paul. It really has to be hard for Mittens to be rejected by his own party so many times.

    August 31, 2011 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  3. Ibrahim

    One more reason why the educational system needs to be reformed !

    August 31, 2011 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  4. Clwyd

    I suppose one Texan as president with a "C"average grade point followed with one with a "C-" would be about the same, but a little worse! How could it get any worse?

    August 31, 2011 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  5. xRedfoxx

    The GOP is being duped again. Rick Perry is Washington as usual. If you haven't seen the video of him trying to beat a traffic ticket you should....that is the reall Perry....who thinks he is above the law. Just search for it on Youtube. "Rick Perry DPS"

    August 31, 2011 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  6. Roger

    America wake up. You don't want this man anywhere near 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue – not even on the tour! Once his record comes out I believe America will re-elect President Obama. Don't let this charlaton fool you – he's fooled us in Texas for far too long.

    August 31, 2011 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  7. MiddleOfTheRoad

    Politicians work hard to let the public know where they stand on the issues.......unless, of course, polls show they're behind. Then, they can always change their positions and let the public know where the stand on the issues....until the next poll.

    August 31, 2011 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  8. daniel

    I like rick perry because he is a cristian and i think he is going to win because obama has done nothing

    August 31, 2011 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  9. Jack

    Rick Perry has an 80% approval rating among paranoid, ill-educated, religious fanatic, Texas secessionists.

    August 31, 2011 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  10. Chas in Iowa

    It amazes me that the right wingers actually support a candidate that wants to take away their right to vote! Let alone the other nonsense this guy spews, he wants to and supports repealing the 16th and 17th ammendments to the constitution.
    Wake up folks!!!!!!!

    August 31, 2011 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  11. maikl

    Anybody, i say anybody but Obama. Obama prove that anybody can be president. Just kva-kva-kva and take vacation and you president.

    August 31, 2011 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  12. FM

    No one should over-estimate the knowledge of some people. The polls tell it all!

    August 31, 2011 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  13. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    soon more of America will learn what many of us in Texas not "blinded by the right" already know about Rick Perry. The problem is will they really even care? With the popularity in our nation of people from Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, and now Rick Perry I think it shows some tend to be drawn to folks that aren't the brightest bulbs in the lamp.

    August 31, 2011 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  14. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    If Perry is unwilling (and unable) to seperate his religious ideology, then he should not be considered seriously as a candidate. The problem is that many of the Republicans that are taking part in the primaries don't understand this and will screw the country because they think it is better for them.

    August 31, 2011 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  15. Sniffit

    Redneck whitey and blew.

    August 31, 2011 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  16. Mindie in Indie

    big deal – it's a poll polling just republicans on which republican the republicans like. Good grief could it be any more irrelevant.

    August 31, 2011 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  17. Terry TX

    And I thought we learned from the Bush mess. I had to move to TX for my job and I can't wait to go home. A lot of people hate this guy here, but as other posts have said, there are plenty who buy into his style and it's truly scary. It's crap what he says about creating jobs....as if he did that all on his own w/out big oil and most certainly without Obama's stimulus, the very thing he howlers about. He'll get smashed.

    August 31, 2011 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  18. Mindie in Indie

    Well this DOES show the collective intelligence of the Republicans – the idiot in the group is their pick.
    Doesn't this guy realize he will have to debate President Obama.

    August 31, 2011 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  19. Roadrage

    Seriously.. I wonder if he said "I am not a crook" right after the camera snapped the picture above. The guy just SCREAMS weasel.

    August 31, 2011 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  20. Michael in Houston

    Once Palin announces she too wants to be in the GOP beauty contest, this will complete the field. Take note of this field because what you are seeing is history. This slate of GOP candidates represent the worst among us and you will never see a collection of such unamerican or unworthy people as this. They remind of those balls of snakes you see on animal planet that are mating in one god awful mess of reptilian slime.

    August 31, 2011 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  21. Lynda/Minnesota

    Goodness. Quite the Musical Chairs of who wants to be where media blitz y'all got going for yourselves, GOPers. What's next, I wonder? Bobbing for Votes? Dunk the Witch? Pick the Nominee Piggy-Back Race to the finish line? Impressive leadership skills on display. Individually and collectively.

    August 31, 2011 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  22. Lee

    He looks like Richard Nixon in that picture. Wonder how much like Nixon he is?

    August 31, 2011 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  23. Rosslaw

    Big mouth, wide strut, cowboy boots, good hair, pay to play form of government where open bribery is the norm, claims to speak to and for God directly when actually a disciple of Satan-sounds like he's got the republican nomination sewed up.

    August 31, 2011 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  24. Sick and tired

    Are you kidding? Has the same foreign policy alignment as the Bush administrative advisors.Raise up a dictator and then bring him down all at our expense. Where can I buy stock in the American War machine? This con game is getting old for the majority of the American people.

    August 31, 2011 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  25. Texan

    Yep !!!!!! He`s our Gov. If you want to KILL public education, unions and collective bargaining-– you`ll love him. If not, run like hell away from him. And I recommend his book, just read carefully between the lines. That should convince anyone what true extreme right-winger he is.

    August 31, 2011 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
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