Magellan Strategies today released the results of an autodial survey of 637 likely 2012 Republican primary voters in South Carolina. The survey finds Rick Perry leading Mitt Romney by 11 points. Among all voters, Rick Perry has 31%, Mitt Romney has 20%, and Michele Bachmann is third with 14%. The rest of the Republican field rounds out with Herman Cain with 9%, Newt Gingrich with 5%, Ron Paul and the “Other Candidate” with 4%, Rick Santorum and Jon Huntsman with 2%, and 9% undecided.
Texas Governor Rick Perry has zoomed to the top of the polls. If he can beat Bachmann in Iowa, she may drop out before the South Carolina Primary election. But, then again, if Romney does not win New Hampshire by a substantial margin, he may be dead coming into South Carolina too.
Remember Republicans like to end their Presidential primaries EARLY.