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Rick Perry: Maybe "Ponzi Scheme" Isn't the Slogan to Win the White House

Yes, Public Policy Polling is a Democratic outfit, but nevertheless their new poll released today has some interesting tidbits.

"In just three weeks Barack Obama has nearly doubled his lead over Rick Perry," said Dean Debnam, PPP president. "That would seem to be an indication that Perry's comments about Social Security are giving him trouble with swing voters."

What? Voters like Social Security and don't want to vote for a guy who calls it a "Ponzi scheme"? Who knew?

The poll shows Obama leading all GOP candidates, but like we said it's a Democratic firm, so take the necessary grains of salt.

Here are the favorable/unfavorable ratings for leading GOP candidates:

Perry: 50 percent unfavorable, 30 percent favorable Bachmann: 53 unfavorable, 30 percent favorable Romney: 44 percent favorable, 37 percent favorable Gingrich: 57 percent unfavorable, 28 percent favorable.

Wait, don't these people ever watch Fox News?

Other questions show more than half the respondents saying they believe in global warming and evolution, and 70 percent disagreeing with the "Ponzi scheme" statement.

But, you know, keep at it, governor. People just need a little more convincin'.


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