Self-identified Tea Party supporters are more likely to support Texas Gov. Rick Perry for the Republican presidential nomination than they are to support former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney or Rep. Michele Bachmann, according to a Gallup poll released today.
From Aug. 17-21, Gallup surveyed 1,040 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. Fifty-eight percent of these respondents described themselves as Tea Party supporters.
Among these Republican and Republican-leaning Tea Party supporters, 35 percent said they supported Perry for the Republican presidential nomination, 14 percent said they supported Bachmann and 14 percent said they supported Romney.
Rep. Ron Paul was in fourth place in this poll, with 12 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning Tea Party supporters saying they supported him for the Republican nomination.