Gallup: Perry 29%, Romney 17%, Paul 13%, Bachmann 10%
3:59 PM, Aug 24, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Perry's jumping to first place is all the more impressive because only 67% of Republicans polled recognize his name and 86% of Republicans recognize Romney. Perry still has a lot more room to improve.
The new frontrunner's greatest challenge is to win Iowa, where PPP shows him on top by just a few points. If Perry were to lose in Iowa and New Hampshire, it would be pretty tough for him to use South Carolina as a launch pad to the nomination.