Rick Perry Falling in Polls: Can He Turn It Around?

Texas governor's campaign for the presidential nomination is in trouble.
3:30 | 10/14/11

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Transcript for Rick Perry Falling in Polls: Can He Turn It Around?
What an emotional speech yesterday from Perry's wife. Yeah actually Anita Perry has been everywhere in the campaign lately and -- she takes -- -- and her husband personally. And is not afraid to fire back at his critics. Rick Perry is bringing out the big guns sending his wife and need -- on the campaign trail. Yesterday she took a whack at Herman Cain -- 999 economic plan. So when I -- 999. I want to call 91 line. Perry and his wife first met in elementary school -- have been married for 29 years. She is his most forceful advocate. -- -- -- We're survivor -- -- warriors and we are finding that there he'll -- -- segment here. -- zoom to the top when He got into the race two months ago since then He has been in something of a free fall. In one poll dropping 22 points its campaign -- -- stymied by bad debate performances. Was it was before He was before. The social programs. Anita Perry accused the other candidates of ganging up on her husband I think -- debates have been unfair. I think he's been the recipient. -- Perry has also taken heat for the controversial views of one of his supporters. -- -- All false religions. -- pastor Robert Jeffords has repeatedly called mormonism a cult. And it's not just mormons he's insulted in a sermon last year He called catholicism. The genius of -- Much of what you see in the Catholic Church today doesn't come from God's word it comes from this cult like. Pagan religion. Anita Perry teared up yesterday when talking about how tough this campaign has been saying her husband has been quote. Beaten up brutalized and chewed up. Because of his Christian faith his conservative views George yeah she was really -- history John. Let me ask you you know -- -- is going to be giving his major jobs and energy speech today in. In Pittsburgh He says -- -- -- one point two million new jobs by taking away regulations. In the energy sector but his opponents are -- saying. That that's not gonna work it's not gonna create good jobs and they're taking a closer look at his record in Texas. They sure are George you know if you remember when Perry got into this race He got into it as good jobs and jobs governor -- a person. Who presided over Texas at a time when Texas led the nation in job creation. Bush critics are looking at that record in Texas and right now Texas has an unemployment rate of eight point 5% that's a little lower than the national average. But it is the highest the Texas has seen since 1987. In Georgia it easily double the unemployment rate. Wait didn't that went up -- became governor. Ten years ago meanwhile John Herman Cain you know what a remarkable story in the last several weeks and yesterday He actually got some high profile. Support for his 999. Tax plan congressman Paul Ryan chairman of the House Budget Committee -- loves the plan. And you saw governor Haley Barbour of Mississippi saying He thinks -- could sweep the south a general election. Yeah it is incredible -- has come out of nowhere he's really had no major support there have been no major endorsements of his campaign. Look what He has. He's taking some really take off obviously leading some polls. And as you say to major Republican figures now not endorsing him but saying very good things about his campaign is OK John thanks very much.

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