Perry gallops to front


Filed Under Polls on Aug 24 

Hard to believe we’ve been running Political Derby since 2006 and I’ve never made the “gallop” joke. (Get it? Horses? Gallup? Gallop?)

Gallup: Perry Zooms to Front of Pack for 2012 GOP Nomination

PRINCETON, NJ — Shortly after announcing his official candidacy, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has emerged as rank-and-file Republicans’ current favorite for their party’s 2012 presidential nomination. Twenty-nine percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents nationwide say they are most likely to support Perry, with Mitt Romney next, at 17%.