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Mr. Romney, on the other hand, has coupled strong fundraising numbers with equally strong performance in the polls. He leads the pack with 18 percent of the vote, the Fox News poll showed. Texas Gov. Rick Perry came in second with 13 percent, even though Mr. Perry hasn’t yet thrown his hat into the ring. Mrs. Bachmann came in third with 11 percent, followed by former Alaska governor and 2008 vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, who, like Mr. Perry, has yet to enter the race.

Mr. Paul and Mr. Cain pulled in 7 percent and 5 percent, respectively, with Mr. Pawlenty, Mr. Santorum and Mr. Huntsman joining Mr. Gingrich at the bottom with 3 percent or less.