A new national poll from CNN/ORC International shows Rick Perry with a 13-point lead over Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Twenty-seven percent of the Republicans and independents polled chose Perry as the candidate they would most likely support. Romney received 14 percent from those polled, while former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, who is not currently in the race, came in third at 10 percent.
A day after Sarah Palin released a campaign-like video documenting her recent trip to Iowa, veteran campaigner and former George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove said he believes the former Alaska governor will enter the race for president. Byron York at the Washington Examinerreports:
Further fueling speculation that Sarah Palin will run for president, SarahPAC has released this gauzy campaign-grade video of her recent appearance at the Iowa state fair:
You'll notice cameos by Steve Hayes and Mary Katharine Ham in the video (Palin's clearly making a play for THE WEEKLY STANDARD primary). Palin will deliver a September 3 keynote address to a Tea Party group in Iowa. Stay tuned.