New CNN Poll: Perry sits atop GOP field
A new national survey is further proof that Texas Gov. Rick Perry's entrance earlier this month into the race for the White House has dramatically altered the battle for the Republican presidential nomination.Surprise...Surprise....Rick Perry is out front. I can see the media outlets lead in now, "Perry winning another National Poll".
According to a CNN/ORC International Poll of Republicans and independent voters who lean towards the GOP, Perry now sits atop the list of Republican presidential candidates, with strong support from most demographic groups.
The survey, released Monday, indicates that 27 percent of Republicans nationwide support Perry for their party's nomination.....(emphasis mine)
Oh Really?.....Not so fast. National Poll you say?.....
Of course, unless you are interested in WHERE the poll was taken, you wouldn't bother checking the crosstabs, Here;s What I found:
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Northeast = NA (Not Applicable)
Mid West = NA (Not Applicable)
West = NA (Not Applicable)
South = Add up the column....about 100%
Now I've read CNN's entire write-up and NO WHERE does it mention that this was a Southern Poll. So is it any surprise to anyone that Perry is leading in the south?
The problem is, that's not the message that they are portraying here. They're making it sound as if Perry is leading Nationwide with these Southern skewed results.
I'll let you draw your own conclusions
Crosstabs can be viewed HERE.
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