Texas Gov. Rick Perry appears to have attained front-runner status after the results of latest poll on the Republican presidential candidates was released Monday.
In the CNN/ORC poll, Perry was the selection of 32 percent of more than 900 registered voters.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney came in second with 21 percent. Romney had been out in front of the other GOP candidates.
CBN News Chief Political Correspondent David Brody gives more insight on how the GOP race is shaping up, including what to expect from tonight's GOP debate, following this report.
Ron Paul was third with 13 percent of the vote.
Michelle Bachmann, Newt Gingrinch and Herman Cain all received less than seven percent.
Jon Huntsman and Rick Santorum tied for last with just two percent of the vote.
Former presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty says Romney is who he wants to be the next president. Pawlenty endorsed Romney early Monday.
The former Minnesota governor says Romney has the business background to fix the nation's economy.
Following the the endorsement, Romney made Pawlenty a national co-chairman of his campaign.