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Obama 44% Perry 36%

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Following a fiery debate Tuesday night, Texas Governor Rick Perry now trails President Obama by eight points in the latest 2012 hypothetical matchup.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters shows Obama with 44% support over Perry’s 36%. Thirteen percent (13%) prefer some other candidate while seven percent (7%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Last week, Perry trailed the president by 14 points, 49% to 35%. But while Obama’s support in this matchup has ranged from 43% to 49% over the past month, Perry’s has stayed in a narrower 35% to 38% range over the same period. Before he entered his first debate as a presidential candidate, Perry held a modest lead in a hypothetical matchup against President Obama.


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