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President 2012 California GOP Poll Watch: Romney 26% Vs. Gingrich 23% Vs. Cain 9% Vs. Paul 5% Vs. Perry 3%

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Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks during town hall setting rally, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, in Bluffton, S.C. Gingrich was in town to open the Newt 2012 Beaufort County field office in downtown Bluffton

According to the latest California Field Poll.

But….. 26% are undecided.

Without a doubt, Newt Gingrich is peaking at the right moment and will likely take most of Cain’s support after he withdraws.

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President 2012: Mitt Romney Welcomes Rick Perry to California with New Attack Ad

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Texas Governor Rick Perry will find little Republican voter support from conservatives in California. But, it is interesting that Romney is going after Perry and not Herman Cain.

Mitt probably figures if he can knock Perry out early, like after New Hampshire, he can co-opt Perry’s GOP Establishment support and his donors, then wage a television blitz against Herman Cain in Florida and Super Tuesday states.

However, I think Cain is already done and Newt Gingrich may be lurking in the weeds to go one on one with Romney (and perhaps take the VP nomination).

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President 2012: Mitt Romney To Be a No Show at California GOP Convention

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Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney stands on chair as he holds a town hall meeting Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, in Sun Lakes, Ariz.

But, Romney is coming to California to troll for campaign cash.

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be fundraising hard in California this week — on the opening day of the state GOP convention Friday in Los Angeles. But don’t look for him to drop in to the gathering of the nation’s largest Republican party — there are no such plans.

And the former Massachusetts’ governor’s decision to bypass the Republican confab attracting four GOP presidential candidates and hundreds of activists — Sept. 16-18 at the JW Marriott — has most certainly irked some of the state’s leading Republicans.

“It’s a flip off to the California GOP in a big way,” says one leading state Republican activist, who spoke not for attribution today. “It’s one thing not to show up, but it’s another to say, “I’m going to be in CA to raise money, but I’m not coming by.”

Well, Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul can bother to speak. Rick Perry was in the state for several days after the Reagan Presidential debate and made the rounds of County GOP Party organizations.

This is not a wise move by Romney and if he wants to successfully compete against Rick Perry, he certainly doesn’t show it by avoiding the rank and file Republican activists for a fundraiser at Peeble Beach.

Romney will start fundraising Friday at a $500 a head breakfast in San Diego at the home of Jenny Craig in Del Mar.

Then, he hits a high priced fundraiser lunch Friday at the Atherton home of powerhouse literary agent Jillian Manus Salzman — a major supporter of former GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman (now a Romney adviser and finance chair) and of former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The event is $500 per person, or $1000 per couple, but if you want a photo op with the former Massachusetts Governor or plan to co-host the lunch, that will go up to $2,500, the invite says.

That’s followed by a dinner fundraiser at a private home on the scenic 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach, where tickets are $1,000 a head, with $2,500 entry if you want a photo op.

That dinner event is just about the same time that, at the convention, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann will be giving the opening keynote for the dinner session…

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President 2012 GOP California Field Poll Watch: Mitt Romney 28% Vs. Rick Perry 20%

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According to the latest California Field Poll.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is maintaining his edge over a surging Texas Gov. Rick Perry among Republicans looking to California’s June 2012 presidential primary, according to a new Field Poll.

The poll shows Romney’s support has dipped slightly since June while Perry more than tripled his. But Romney still holds an eight-point lead.

“Perry really hasn’t taken it out of the hide of Romney, and that’s good news for Romney,” said Poll Director Mark DiCamillo.

Romney and Perry are the only Republican candidates with positive image ratings among GOP voters. “It looks like it’s boiling down to a two-person race,” DiCamillo said. “The others just aren’t stacking up as well in comparison.”

It is a two person race and this poll continues to have Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann and Newt Gingrich in the sample. They and all of the others will not be around by the time Californians vote in June of 2012.

The next Field Poll will not include some of these candidates and Perry may very well do better against Romney. I assume he will unless Perry implodes or has another very poor debate performance like Monday in Florida.

Also, since Rudy Giuliani the California popular former NYC Mayor and Rick Perry are friends, an endorsement could go along way.

In all reality though, the race will probably be decided in April and/or May before an expensive media campaign comes to California in June.

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