Perry Passes Bachmann, Romney in Polls

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A recent voter poll has named Texas Gov. Rick Perry as the frontrunner in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

A Rasmussen Reports survey released Tuesday found that Perry jumped to a double-digit lead over candidates Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann.

About 29 percent of respondents favored favored the governor.

Romney landed second with 18 percent of the support, while Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann earned 13 percent.

"This marks a significant jump in support for Perry," the report said.

The survey of 1,000 likely GOP primary voters was conducted Aug. 15.

Sixteen percent of primary voters said they remain undecided, while the remaining GOP candidates only gained single-digit support.

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