Pollster joins likely Rick Perry campaign

Pollster joins likely Rick Perry campaign

By James Hohmann (Politico) –

GOP pollster Greg Strimple has signed on as a senior adviser for Rick Perry’s likely presidential campaign, sources said — the latest move by the former Texas governor to staff up for a second run.

The Idaho-based Strimple was a senior adviser for polling on John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign and worked on Chris Christie’s 2009 election as New Jersey governor. He also polled for now-Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) in 2010.

He is a fresh face in Perryland. Tony Fabrizio was top pollster on the unsuccessful 2012 campaign.

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