2012 GOP nomination: Perry’s star fades as Cain’s rises

Rick Perry’s star in the race for the GOP presidential nomination has faded, as most of those tuning in to recent debates say the more they hear about the Texas governor, the less they like him. By contrast, Herman Cain appears to have benefited, moving into the top tier. There’s only modest public demand for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to enter the race, even as he runs competitively against President Obama. Read related article.

Source: This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone Sept. 29 to Oct. 2, among a random national sample of 1,002 adults. These results have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points for the full sample and six points for the sample of 397 Republican and GOP-leaning independents. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt-SRBI of New York. | The Washington Post-ABC News poll October 3, 2011
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