Square One? The Gingrich Surge Brings GOP Primary Back In Time | Talking Points Memo

Polling firm Public Policy Polling (D) released new numbers yesterday which showed that Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s campaign has indeed fallen on hard times. Perry has seen his favorability drop to 18 percent among general election voters, against a 67 percent who see him unfavorably. Even Republicans are tepid on the conservative Gov., as PPP’s October GOP poll showed a nearly even 42 – 38 split on the favorability rating while he has dropped to near the bottom of the pack in the race, a move that Gallup also showed in a new survey of the Republican field. But Perry’s situation also describes the former place of another GOP candidate in the race: the former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s position of five months ago.

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