The caricature of a parody of a made up know-nothing cowboy politician, Rick Perry is SURGING! Yes! There are Republican primary voters who are telling pollsters they'd vote for him!
Thirty-three percent said they would vote for Perry, versus 20 percent for Romney. Bachmann had 16 percent support. The rest of the field was in single digits, with Gingrich at 8 percent, Paul and Cain at 6 percent, Santorum at 4 percent and Huntsman with 3 percent.
But wait, remember back in April when Donald Trump was the front-runner? Mediaite reported:
Trump polled at 26% in the survey, trailed by Mau-mauer Mike Huckabee with 17%, and recently-announced mainstream darling Mitt Romney with 15%. In a few short weeks, Trump has managed to completely eclipse former media fulcrum Sarah Palin, who is polling at just 8%, still better than Minnesotans Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty, who got 4% each.
So there's basically a third of Republicans that like ANYBODY who's new to the race. They hate the field so much at this point they just subscribe to the GOP Flavor of the Month. Who is it this minute? The Governor of the state with the highest rate of minimum wage jobs in the nation. You know, the one that's number one in executions and dead last in high school graduates.
Nate Silver said it best the day Perry announced:
The funny thing is that in all these dramatic polls - Romney is the steady one. It maybe the first time in his political career he's been consistent.