Perry leaps ahead in new poll

With only a week to go until the Republican primary, governor Rick Perry has leaped ahead of his opponents, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson and Tea Party activist Debra Medina, in a Rasmussen poll.

According to the poll, released Feb. 24, Perry now leads among Republican voters with a 48% plurality. This is a 4% increase from the beginning of the month.

Perry’s increase has been Hutchinson’s loss–her slice of the pie decreased from 29% to 27% in the Feb. 24 poll.

Medina’s popularity, meanwhile, has stayed at a constant 16%.

For a link to the poll, which includes a lengthy analysis, click here.

The Republican primary is March 2.