Poll Puts Perry Fifth In South Carolina

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – If Texas Governor Rick Perry wants to win the upcoming South Carolina primary, a new poll shows he has a very steep hill to climb.

The poll of 750 likely voters by Rasmussen shows Governor Perry in fifth place with just five percent.

While former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has moved into first place with 27 percent, the emerging trend shows former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum continues to surge.

He’s now in second place in South Carolina, just behind Romney with 24 percent.

This is more proof that conservatives may very well be consolidating their support behind Santorum, a social conservative.

A national poll by Rasmussen Thursday showed a similar finding.

After facing numerous political attacks, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who had been in first place, has now dropped to third with 18 percent.

Texas Congressman Ron Paul is fourth with 11 percent.

Governor Perry is releasing a new ad in the Palmetto State today called “Values.”

He talks about his conservative record.

Governor Perry will campaign in South Carolina following two debates in New Hampshire this weekend.

Perry has abandoned New Hampshire before its primary this Tuesday.

South Carolina holds the first in the south primary Saturday, January 21st.

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One Comment

  1. its me says:

    It’s not so much a poll problem as it is a perry problem.

  2. john stengel says:

    Why does the media or state politician not question Perry on his use of state money for his security. He refused to use money for the schools but has no hesitation about spending it on himself. Do we not even have any state democrats questioning this abuse of state funds. Why would Perry ever quit the race while he is being paid as governor and getting free state money.

  3. Really Tired says:

    He needs to bring his sorry hiney back to Texas and start paying the citizens of Texas back from his campaign funds, not to mention to start doing the job that he is still getting paid to do. I bet we are still paying the $10,000 a month for a house that he is not living in. Look at the Star Telegram’s article on how much they have spent on his “security”. There is not enough security available to protect his from his mouth and stupidity.

  4. Miss Macy says:

    Why is this idiot wasting everybody’s time and money? Donating to the Perry campaign is like investing in more deck chairs for the Titanic. What an embarrassment.

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