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A Quinnipiac University Poll released this afternoon shows Texas Gov. Rick Perry dropping to third place in the GOP nominating contest — a stunning collapse of support after polling in first-place last month.Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leads with 22 per cent, followed by businessman Herman Cain with 17 per cent, and Perry with just 14 per cent. Perry polled at 26 per cent at the beginning of September.
Had New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie entered the race, Perry would only have received 10 per cent of the vote, with Christie and Romney tied at 17 per cent, and Cain at 12 per cent.
The poll underscores the flight of support from Perry’s campaign — and that even those who would support him now, would jump to another candidate.
A significant portion of the GOP electorate remains on the fence — with 18 per cent saying they aren’t supporting a candidate or haven’t yet made up their mind.
The poll has a margin of error of ±3.2 per cent.
Here’s where the field stands now:
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