IBOPE Zogby Poll: Perry Plummets to 18%; Trails Cain For Lead Among GOP Primary Voters

Obama’s Overall Approval Steady at 42%

UTICA, NY–Rick Perry has tumbled by more than 20 percentage points over the past month among Republican presidential primary voters and is now second to Herman Cain, who leads the field with 28%.

Mitt Romney received little benefit from Perrys fall, garnering 17% of the vote for third place.

As for President Barack Obama, both his job approval (42%) and the percentage who believe he deserves re-election (37%) are little changed from recent polls, but he does seem to be winning back some supporters who have been disappointed in his job performance.

These results are from an IBOPE Zogby interactive poll conducted Sept. 23-26 of all likely voters and of likely Republican primary voters.

Announced GOP Candidates (GOP primary voters)

If the Republican primary for President were held today, for whom would you vote?

Candidate

Sept 26

Sept 12

Aug 29

July 25

July 11

June 30

June 21

Herman Cain

28%

12%

8%

18%

16%

15%

15%

Rick Perry

18%

37%

41%

Mitt Romney

17%

14%

12%

17%

15%

14%

15%

Ron Paul

11%

11%

11%

11%

13%

11%

13%

Newt Gingrich

6%

2%

3%

1%

4%

2%

2%

Jon Huntsman, Jr.

5%

3%

3%

3%

4%

4%

2%

Michele Bachmann

4%

7%

9%

25%

28%

34%

24%

Rick Santorum

2%

3%

3%

5%

3%

7%

5%

Gary Johnson

1%

1%

<1%

<1%

1%

<1%

2%

Fred Karger

<1%

1%

<1%

1%

<1%

0%

0%

Other

2%

2%

8%

3%

4%

1%

4%

Not sure

6%

8%

2%

9%

10%

8%

13%

Totals may not add up to 100% due to rounding

This poll was conducted after Perry’s most recent subpar debate performance last Thursday, but the survey was still in the field when Cain won a Florida straw poll on Sunday. Cain was the top choice of only 8% a month ago.

Michele Bachmann continues her drop in our polling, falling from a first-place 34% on June 30 to just 4% now. While some other announced GOP candidates have had large fluctuations in their standing with party voters, since June 21 Romney has remained steadily between 12% and 17%. (Read more)

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3 thoughts on “IBOPE Zogby Poll: Perry Plummets to 18%; Trails Cain For Lead Among GOP Primary Voters

  1. Nice stats. I also own a blog and found you on twitter. I am an ardent Cain supporter and am trying to put together some thoughts on a Cain blog alliance for lower volume sites. My thought is that a group of bloggers re-posting and linking to each others posts will attract more attention from readers and search engine robots. If we could get about 100 sites we could have quite a presence for Mr. Cain. I am just now kicking this around and was wondering if you had any thoughts on it. We could kick it off by linking sites.

    Thanks.
    Chuck
    Headmuscle

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