Posts Tagged ‘GOP primary’

Rick Perry Surges To Huge Lead After TWO DAYS As A Candidate

August 16, 2011

From Rasmussen:

GOP Primary: Perry 29%, Romney 18%, Bachmann 13%
Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Texas Governor Rick Perry, the new face in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, has jumped to a double-digit lead over Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann with the other announced candidates trailing even further behind.
 
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary voters, taken Monday night, finds Perry with 29% support. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who ran unsuccessfully for the GOP presidential nomination in 2008, earns 18% of the vote, while Bachmann, the Minnesota congresswoman who won the high-profile Ames Straw Poll in Iowa on Saturday, picks up 13%.

Rick Perry announced his candidacy on Saturday.

I wrote about my own personal support for him that same day (with that article coming out early Sunday morning).

Two days, and he’s already got the lead in the primaries.

I was hoping Perry would quickly move ahead of Mitt Romney, but who could have dreamed it would happen this quickly?

Rick Perry can unite the conservative-Tea Party-Republican base like no one else in the field.  And Democrats who think they can ignore Perry’s record of creating nearly half the jobs IN ALL AMERICA by trying to morph Perry into George Bush merely because both men happen to be from Texas, they are on the verge of a massive defeat.