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ORC for CNN, (8/24-25, Republicans, 8/5-7 in parentheses):
Rick Perry: 32 (18)
Mitt Romney: 18 (23)
Michele Bachmann: 12 (9)
Newt Gingrich: 7 (8)
Ron Paul: 6 (14)
Herman Cain: 3 (5)
Gary Johnson: 2 (n/a)
Jon Huntsman: 1 (5)
Rick Santorum: 1 (2)
Thad McCotter: 1 (n/a)
(MoE: ±4.7%)

This is now the fourth national poll showing Perry atop the Republican field by double digits. The survey is really only useful for showing trends as there is no national primary, but it clearly shows that Perry has momentum and that Mitt Romney is losing his grip on the nomination, if he ever had it to begin with. Michele Bachmann trails Romney and Perry, but she's into double digits, up three points from earlier this month.

The poll also makes you wonder why Gary Johnson is excluded from debates while Jon Huntsman and Rick Santorum still get to participate. If Huntsman and Santorum deserve to be on stage, clearly Gary Johnson does as well.

CNN also asked Democrats if they'd like to see President Obama get renominated. 72 percent said yes while 27 percent said no. Those numbers are slightly better than earlier this month and are significantly better than President Clinton's numbers in the wake of the 1994 elections, when just 57 percent of Democrats wanted to see him renominated and 32 percent wanted him replaced.

Originally posted to Daily Kos Elections on Mon Aug 29, 2011 at 11:12 AM PDT.

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