Perry Up 11 Points Over Romney
A new Rasmussen poll has Gov. Rick Perry up 11 points over Romney in a nation wide poll. The poll shows Perry with 29% support from 1,000 likely GOP primary voters. Romney had 18% with Bachmann finishing third with 13%. The remaining GOP contenders all came in under 10% each.
Perry announced his presidential bid last Saturday during the Ames Straw Poll stealling some of the coverage from Bachmann who narrowly beat out Ron Paul to win the Ames Straw Poll.
Perry also ended up in an unofficial 6th place in the Ames Straw Poll even though he did not actively participate in the poll.
Hot Air takes a look at the internals of the Rasmussen poll:
Perry scores highest among men (32%) and women (25%) than any of his competitors. Ron Paul scores best among young voters by a wide margin (29%), but Perry is the only other candidate in double digits (17%). Perry wins all of the other age demographics, and he also scores highest among Republicans (29%) and non-Republicans (28%). Perry also wins every income demographic, above the $40K level with 31% or more of the vote.
This could signal good news for Perry as many GOP voters have been somewhat unimpressed with the current field of candidates.
Look for the MSM to start the predictable barrage of negative stories about Rick Perry as the race shapes up with Perry in the top tier.