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Rasmussen: Perry 29%, Romney 18%, Bachmann 13%

By Doug Powers  •  August 16, 2011 02:19 PM

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Perry just jumped in so we’ll have to see what it looks like when the dust settles and voters have had a chance to kick the tires so to speak, but this can’t be disappointing to his newborn campaign:

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%.

(h/t Drudge)

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