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Is Rick Perry on the comeback trail?

Rick Perry has snagged the media spotlight with his flat tax plan, among other moves. Is it enough to get Rick Perry's campaign on track, asks DCDecoder.

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Republican Presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks in Gray Court, S.C.

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After weeks (months?) of bad debate reviews, plunging poll numbers, and Herman Cain sucking up all the oxygen in the GOP race, we’ve noticed Rick Perry has managed to seize the spotlight - and to some extent drive the news cycle - over the past several days.

So far this week, Perry has:

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Of course, a few good (or mostly good) news cycles does not a comeback make. The latest CBS News/New York Times poll makes clear just how far Perry has to go: He’s currently in fifth place, with just 6 percent, behind Cain (25 percent), Romney (21 percent), Newt Gingrich (10 percent), and Ron Paul (8 percent). That marks a 17-point drop for the Texas governor since September.

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But Perry is making his way back into the conversation - and not just on defense - and that’s a start.

And Perry will get more even exposure this Sunday, when he will appear for the full hour on Fox News Sunday - making his Sunday show debut, and his longest TV interview to date.

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