Rick Perry leads in another poll
August 31st, 2011
07:38 AM ET
11 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. logic in LA

    Palin and Bachmann garner a combined 21%! Perry 24% – this means that 45% of those polled want a hypocritical, arrogant, person in the White House.After yesterday comments on this site, I shouldn't be surprised. People don't read or listen and have no clue what is going on.
    They are getting the government they want – dysfunctional.

    August 31, 2011 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  2. SaintM

    Electing Perry would be like a Deja Vu nightmare–it goes like this:

    The ghost of Yasser Arafat would rise and say "I hope he's not as stupid as he seems". Then God wouild tell Rick Perry to walk a gauntlet of shoes being thrown at him by intelligent American voters. After being pelted and bruised by many shoes, he will then have to go to the UN and endure the laughter and insults of world leaders. After that, he is then led into a parlor for a game of chess with President Medvedev. The loser of the chess game must then play Russian Roulette with a fully loaded gun handed to him by Vladimir Putin. I hope Rick Perry is a really bad chess player.

    August 31, 2011 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  3. Larry L

    All of my long life I've selected candidates without regard for their political party affiliation. But now, after seeing what Republicans consider suitable choices for President of the United States, I declare myself a Democrat.

    August 31, 2011 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  4. Ruby

    Word fluttering through the bingo rooms of most 'homes' across hillbilly country is 'That guvner frum Texas maaaaaht just be aaar next president.' Excluding the old folks' homes in Texas, of course.

    August 31, 2011 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    When is someone going to ask Mr. Texas Job Creator why is it his state is facing a $20B+ deficit? I understand that Texas does not collect state taxes on incomes, which means increased should have meant more cash for people to spend and generate state sales taxes. So, if revenue is up, then why is there an astronomical deficit? Why is Perry cutting and running from it?

    August 31, 2011 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  6. malabar

    These comments are hilarious 🙂 liberal immaturity and frothing at the mouth is not as attractive or inviting as they seem to think, but knock yourselves out! and if you try to paint every single republican as an ignorant fool, it may help to learn the difference between traitor and trader hahaha

    August 31, 2011 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  7. Dave

    The following posts paint perfect pictures of Perry supporters. Like Perry, these people are just plain dumb...

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

    "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 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  8. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    I have yet to see a photo of Rick Perry where he looks like his elevator goes all the way to the top. Yet it appears that the GOP base is attracted to guys like this ("he's just like us" LOL) and rather ridicule those of us who prefer more educated people holding high office. Hence one reason why Perry and his ilk LOVE ot cut education.

    August 31, 2011 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  9. The Real Tom Paine

    All he needs is a gaudy uniform, and we've found Quadafi's long-lost little brother, including the streak of meglomania. We already know he likes to hang out with dictators, like Musharef of Pakistan.

    If he becomes president, watch him flush the Constitution down the toilet, and watch him replace our schools with Christian madrassas. He's already begun the process in TX.

    August 31, 2011 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  10. We ALL Know, Mami

    I know a guy from Roma, Starr County, Texas, that for sure would ask the governor hairpiece this about his hair: "What did they tell you about your hair?" [He would, of course, ask in Spansih: "Que te dijieron del pelo?"]

    To which the good hairpiece would reply "What hair" [and in Spanish, "Que pelo?"]

    Need we ask more of the good governor hairpiece?!

    August 31, 2011 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  11. rs

    With the radidly developing anti-people platform of today's GOP/TP party and candidates, it seems fair to ask if there are actually GOP/TP human beings, or if the GOP/TP simply represents corporate America only anymore?

    August 31, 2011 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
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