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In America's election headquarters tonight new fox polls show the rapidly changing fortunes of the 2012 field.
Two of the top three spots have changed in the last month.
And one media favorite.
Has to deal with a major staff shake up chief political correspondent Carl Cameron has the story.
Texas governor Rick Perry is contending for first place in the -- twelve GOP presidential race even though he's yet to decide if he'll run.
The latest national fox poll shows front runner Mitt Romney at 17%.
Down a point since late June.
Perry's gained a point to 14% a virtual tie -- Romney well within the -- 5% margin of error.
Michelle Bachmann at ten.
Dropped a point but remains the only other candidate in double digits Perry aides say it may take another two weeks to a month before they have all the fund raising and organizational information that the governor wants before making a final decision.
But the response of momentum so far has been so positive they're charging ahead as -- Perry's the end.
Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani who last week said he's not really even exploring slipped -- point to nine tied with former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin who inched up a point.
And Texas congressman Ron Paul who gained two.
The rest of the field is -- 5% or less the president when matched up against individual Republicans is only six points up barely outside the poll's margin of error against Romney.
He leads Perry and former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty by ten and -- by eleven.
Obama yesterday contradicted his own campaign rhetoric aimed at framing the race is a choice between the two parties' plans for the future indicating instead.
That'll be a referendum for voters on his four year record quote.
I'm probably gonna win or lose depending on their assessment of my stewardship.
-- anemic 2% in the fox poll Jon Huntsman today changed the stewardship of his campaign.
With a new manager Matt David a former aide to Arnold Schwarzenegger and veteran of the bush and McCain campaigns.
-- plans to step up criticism of his rivals particularly Romney and start the quote indictment of Obama's record.
In New Hampshire today former Louisiana governor Buddy Roemer officially launched his bid for a Democrat in congress before becoming a Republican as governor in 91.
He's a long shot get to show -- in the polls with little name recognition or cash.
The story of -- new fox poll is Perry who without -- even entering the race is battling for the lead at picking up steam.
In Washington Carl Cameron Fox News.
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