By Carole on Dec 13, 2011
GOP presidential contender Rick Perry is gaining ground in Iowa. A new American Research Group poll shows the Texas governor with 13% support from likely caucus goers. That's up 8 points from the same survey last month while current front runner Newt Gingrich has dropped 5 points (27% to 22%) and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has dropped 3 (20% to 17%). Congressman Ron Paul has gained a point since November (16% then 17% now), but the majority of the Gingrich/Romney losses are definitely Perry gains.
While the other candidates seem stuck in an attack/counter attack loop, Governor Perry remains focused on the real problems facing our nation. In his latest campaign ad he calls Washington D.C. "the capital of political correctness, where double speak reigns and the truth is frowned upon." and vows to overhaul the capital and tell the American people the truth.
The ad kicks off a 40 city bus tour of Iowa that promises the kind of retail campaigning Iowans love and Governor Perry does so well. "Virtually no other candidate can dive into a crowd, can connect with individual voters as well as Rick Perry," said campaign spokesman Ray Sullivan.
With just three weeks to go until the first in the nation caucuses, there may not be enough time for Governor Perry to catch his rivals. Or he may be hitting his stride at just the right time.
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