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Fox Poll: Perry Plunges

But no surge for Romney.

6:08 PM, Sep 28, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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A new national Fox News poll of Republicans shows Texas governor Rick Perry falling behind former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney in the race for the GOP presidential nomination. Romney leads Perry 23% to 19%. Perry has dropped 10 points since last polled the GOP race in late August, and Romney has gained just 1 point.

While Perry sinks and Romney stays even, businessman Herman Cain is rising in the polls. He comes in third place with 17% of Republicans picking him--an 11-point jump since late August. Newt Gingrich comes in fourth at 11%--an 8-point jump. 

The rest of the field is in single digits: Texas congressman Ron Paul 6%, former Utah governor Jon Huntsman 4%, Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann 3%, and former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum 3%.

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