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No Peep from Perry on Polls

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    NEWSLETTERS

    A new poll puts Gov. Rick Perry on top of the leader board in Nevada.

    But not a peep about the poll, or any other polls showing Perry as the leaders from Team Rick Perry?

    Gov. Perry Leads in Nevada

    [DFW] Gov. Perry Leads in Nevada
    Rick Perry is ahead in the polls in another key primary state -- Nevada. (Published Friday, Sep 2, 2011)

    Why?

    Being the front-runner isn't always a good thing in presidential politics. On Sept. 2, 2007, Giuliani was the clear front-runner in several polls. 

    Fred Thompson was in second, and Mitt Romney was in third place. Down in fourth place, behind by double digits, was the eventual GOP nominee, Sen. John McCain.

    University of Texas at Arlington political science professor Michael Moore said there's a reason campaigns don't publicly pat themselves on the back over polls.

    "There are a long list of people that have been on the front of campaigns and in polls this early in the race that we've completely forgotten about because they never got elected," Moore said.

    Just ask Rudy Giuliani. 

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