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August 02, 2011

In Three-Way Race of Romney, Bachmann, and Perry, Romney Would Be Ahead

Interesting finding. This is not yet working out the way I imagined.

Rasmussen reasons that soon enough the field will be winnowed from the large field to the more realistic smaller field, and looks ahead to where Republicans will be then.

In a three-way race between Romney, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and Texas Governor Rick Perry, Romney earns 34% of the vote, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters. Bachmann picks up 27% support, while Perry, the only one who has yet to formally declare hes a candidate, gets 26%. Five percent (5%) like some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided.

So close to a three way tie, but not quite, as Romney leads.

What's more, if it becomes a two man race between any two of them, it's a closer tie:

The race is a virtual tie, however, if its a two-way race. In a showdown between just Romney and Bachmann, 44% of primary voters support Romney, while 42% favor Bachmann. The remaining 14% either like another candidate or are undecided.

Pit Romney against Perry alone, and the former Massachusetts governor earns 43% while the Texas governor gets 39%. Nine percent (9%) prefer another candidate, while another nine percent (9%) are undecided.

A matchup between Bachmann and Perry finds the two candidates deadlocked with 39% support each. Twelve percent (12%) support another candidate, and nine percent (9%) are undecided.


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