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It was fun while it lasted. One day after a Wall Street Journal/Zogby poll showed Chris Bell running second (see yesterday’s posting, “Polls Apart”) to Rick Perry by 38%-20%, a new Rasmussen poll shows him running fourth, and not a very good fourth at that:
And that 13% comes after a TV buy. Not a good sign. The numbers have hardly changed since last month:
Other interesting numbers from Rasmussen:
*Perry’s approval rating in Texas: 56%
Perry’s strategists told me a couple of months ago that they believe their guy will finish in the upper forties. More recently, I have heard that the campaign may make a push to get over 50%. A plurality win would be a liability for Perry’s vice-presidential chances; a majority vote would be a big asset.