Sept 15, 2011
A new Gallup poll indicates clearly, perhaps for the first time, that the GOP 2012 presidential race now consists of just three candidates – Rick Perry, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul.
The nomination preference survey, conducted over the past weekend, found that Perry, Romney and Paul are the only three candidates with any realistic chance of growing their campaigns at this time. The rest of the field has lost momentum and is rapidly fading into the background.
According to Gallup, in the survey of Republicans and Republican leaning Independents, Perry leads Romney by 31% to 24%, with Ron Paul at 13%. The rest of the field make up the numbers with no one else scoring above 5%.