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Poll: Rick Perry Gets No Home State Love In GOP Primary

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Perry's problem is less that his constituents don't see him as presidential material, but rather it's that they're pretty lukewarm to his job performance overall. Forty-one percent of registered voters think he's done a good job as governor, while 42% think he's fared poorly at Texas' helm.

Some Republicans, feeling that the current crop of candidates is relatively weak, have been searching far and wide for an alternative choice, and Perry's name has come up as other "dream" candidates have said they have no intention of running. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush both generated a lot of buzz, though neither has shown much interest in running, if any.

The poll was conducted May 11-18 among 388 registered voters. It has a margin of error of 4.98%.

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