Perry continues to poll strong

(CNN) - Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry continues to hold strong against his GOP opponents, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.

Twenty-eight percent of those polled over the weekend said they would pick the Texas governor as the Republican presidential nominee, landing him a first-place finish.

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney finished in second place with the support of 21 percent of voters.

Ten percent of voters said they would back former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.

But in a hypothetical match-up against President Barack Obama, the poll shows a different leader.

It indicates Romney would fare better than any other GOP contender in the general election, Perry included.

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