Another Poll Shows Perry Leading GOP Pack


HAMDEN, Conn., Aug. 31 (UPI) — Another poll indicated Texas Gov. Rick Perry leads the field of Republican presidential candidates, with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in second.

Perry held a 24 percent-to-18 percent lead over Romney among Republican voters, results of a Quinnipiac University National Poll released Wednesday indicated.

The percentage of all registered voters saying President Obama should be re-elected fell to 42 percent in favor and 51 percent against, matching a low the poll registered in March.

In hypothetical Election Day matchups, Obama ties Romney 45 percent-to-45 percent and holds a 45 percent-to-42 percent edge over Perry.

Results are based on telephone interviews with 2,730 registered voters Aug. 16-27. The overall sample’s margin of error is 1.9 percentage points. For the question on Republican primary candidates, 1,185 voters were surveyed and has a margin of error of 2.9 percent.

Results from recent CNN-ORC and Gallup polls also indicated Perry led the GOP field.

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