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The Christian Science Monitor: Why Rick Perry is downplaying his front-runner status

by Lisa Mathias

CSM writes about Rick Perry’s initial success in the campaign front among high numbers in recent polls. Though he is showing to be a strong contender and not just a “flavor of the month,” Perry’s campaign has downplayed all this, knowing that this is just the beginning of the election season. The WG’s David Winston agrees that this is the best approach:

“In terms of building a majority coalition within the Republican Party, he has quite a bit of work to do,” says David Winston, a Republican pollster. In addition, “his lead is based on some initial perceptions of him, things he has said that have intrigued people. But the Republican electorate has not gone through the vetting process with him yet.”

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