Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are pulling away from the GOP presidential field, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll released Friday evening.
Perry, at 23 percent, and Romney, at 16 percent, are the only two candidates with more than 10 percent support in the national poll, which was conducted from Sept. 10-15, after President Barack Obama announced his jobs proposal. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tied with 7 percent support.
Obama’s own approval rating was at 43 percent, a low for all the New York Times/CBS polls conducted during his presidency. His approval is sinking among groups like independent voters, women and people who live in suburbs.
The Times/CBS poll surveyed 1,452 people and has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.