Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann are the stars of a new Fox News poll released Wednesday evening, with Perry moving into second place behind Romney, and Bachmann close behind, having seen a precipitous rise in the polls over the past few weeks.

Romney led as the first choice of 18 percent of Republican primary voters, followed by Perry, who was named the first choice by 13 percent of respondents. Michele Bachmann got 11 percent, followed by Rudy Giuliani with 10 percent and Sarah Palin with 8 percent.