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Rasmussen: Perry Slips, Romney Improves, in Matchups With Obama

1:07 PM, Sep 16, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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A couple of weeks ago, a Rasmussen poll showed Rick Perry leading President Obama 44% to 41%. But Rasmussen's latest polling shows a change of fortunes, with Perry trailing Obama 39% to 46%.

Two weeks ago, Mitt Romney was trailing Obama 43% to 39%, but now Romney is leading Obama 43% to 40%. According to the RealClearPolitics average of polls, Obama's approval rating has been consistently around 43% for the past few weeks. 

It's early, so Rasmussen's new polls might not mean too much and probably won't influence primary voters. But if it becomes a clear trend that Romney leads, and Perry trails, Obama in the polls, that could seriously sway the GOP presidential race.

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