LAST TICKET: Perry now leading poll; Jon Stewart sticks up for Ron Paul

Chris Moody
Political Reporter
The Ticket

Here are the stories we took note of today but didn't give the full blog treatment:

• Rick Perry bumps Mitt Romney as top Republican presidential candidate, according to poll. (Rasmussen)

• The Daily Show sticks up for the forgotten candidate, Ron Paul. (TIME)

• Paul's campaign ads have come a long way since 2008. (YouTube)

• Michele Bachmann's campaign bus was once John McCain's "Straight Talk Express." (Business Insider)

• Did Bachmann mislead when she blamed being late to a campaign stop on a family reunion? (Ben Smith)

• FitchRatings extends the nation's AAA credit rating. (The Hill)

• President Obama checks in on Four Square for the first time. (CNN)

• Disapproval for Congress dips even further. (LA Times)