Perry gallops to front

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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%.

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