A few short months ago, Texas Gov. Rick Perry was moving to the front of the Republican primary, taking early state polling with him. The Nevada caucuses were no different -- Perry had a five point lead there at the very end of August, with 29 percent of Republicans. Now that Perry's campaign has fallen off nationwide, Nevada GOPers have followed suit: Perry is polling at just five percent there, nearly eight times less than Romney's current 38.
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Perry's issue is much like his problems in other surveys: he was found to be extremely unpopular with GOP voters, where he was seen favorably by only 25 percent of the party faithful in Nevada, against 58 percent who see him unfavorably. Romney and current second place finisher, businessman Herman Cain with 26 percent support in the caucus trial heat, have sky-high favorability ratings, both men nearly hitting the nearly seventy percent.