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Rick Perry a "new flavor" of that same old Bush

Who are these "Tea Party" people who actually vote for Rick Perry?

(ASBURY PARK, N.J.) -- Republican voters are really enjoying the new flavor of the week, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, according to a new Rasmussen Reports poll.

Perry, who announced his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination last Saturday, has already jumped to the front of the pack, commanding 29 percent support from likely Republican voters.

He surpassed the former frontrunner, one-term Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who's now second with 18 percent, and Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, currently third in the Rasmussen survey with 13 percent.

Even more distressing for Bachmann -- the winner of last weekend's Ames Straw Poll in Iowa -- is that her support among the socially conservative Tea Party has eroded due to Perry's entrance in the race.

The governor leads Tea Partiers with 39 percent, compared to just 21 percent for Bachmann, who needs major Tea Party backing beyond Iowa if she's to have any shot of winning the Republican nod for president.

Support for other candidates showing in the poll is in the single digits: Texas Congressman Ron Paul, Atlanta businessman Herman Cain and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

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I refuse to believe that Republicans love Rick Perry....

There cannot be that many Republicans who seriously love Rick Perry, given his overt communist background and long-styled love of all things red.

Heck, he's Obama the Second - Except he actually has a STATUE of Al Gore in his backyard that he idolizes!!!

He actually ADORES Al Gore, where Obama won't even go out and admit that in public. Now that is beyond sick. Absolute liberal elitist traitor.

The dumbass republican party is going to LOSE again in 2012.

I will NOT vote for ANY other candidate than Ron Paul and I will write him in EVERY election I vote in.

If it helps Obama win again then SO BE IT.

It means things aren't bad enough and that the establishment republicans still don't get it.

So unless they get their head on straight and nominate Ron Paul, they will LOSE.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul