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“Regardless of whom you intend to vote for, who do you think will get the nomination?” Zogby asked the 1,200 Republican respondents.

Hm. Well, maybe we’ll end up with “Perry/Romney 2012” here. 52 percent say Mr. Perry will win the nomination, followed by Mr. Romney with 23 percent.

UNVARNISHED 9/11

Remember the nasal swabs, the tainted envelopes.?

Former senator Tom Daschle and National Institutes of Health infectious disease guru Anthony Fauci are among 30 contributors to “Remembering 9/11 and Anthrax,” a firsthand, on-the-ground account of the response of public health officials to 9/11 and the anthrax attacks that followed.

The report, released Thursday by the Trust for Americas Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, can be seen here: www.healthyamericans.org.

POLL DU JOUR

• 38 percent of likely U.S. voters “consider it a positive” when a political candidate is described as “conservative,” 27 percent say it’s a negative.

• 37 percent say “moderate” is a positive label, 13 percent say it’s a negative.

• 32 percent say “tea party” is a positive label.

• 56 percent of Republican voters agree.

• 38 percent of voters overall say the tea party label is a negative.

• 70 percent of Democrats agree.

• 31 percent of voters overall say “progressive” is a positive label, 26 percent say its negative.

• 21 percent say “liberal” is a positive label, 38 percent say it’s a negative.

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