The Texas disaster that is Rick Perry continues with his unintended withdrawal from the Republican presidential nomination process, as new poll numbers shows him now tied with Herman Cain for the number 2 slot behind the new leader of the pact, Mitt Romney.
A Washington Post/ABC News poll out Tuesday shows businessman Herman Cain has tied Perry for second place behind frontrunner Mitt Romney. Romney is at 25 percent while Cain and Perry each get 16 percent.
But the trajectory is an indicator of the men’s fortunes. The Texas governor has fallen 13 percentage points since the last poll while Cain has risen 12 in the last month.
As for the rest of the pack, Texas Rep. Ron Paul reaches double digits with 11 percent while former House speaker Newt Gingrich and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann are holding at 7 percent. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is at 2 percent while former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is holding at 1 percent.
The poll surveyed 1,002 people from September 29th to October 2nd.