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- Dec 5, 2010
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Herman Cain's momentum in the Republican presidential primary appears to be no fluke.
A new CBS News poll finds the former Godfather's Pizza chief tied with Mitt Romney for first place among likely Republican primary voters, with 17 percent support apiece. That's a 12-point jump for Cain, who was at 5 percent in the same poll just two weeks ago. The poll's margin of error among likely Republican voters is 6 points.
But with Cain's prospects on the rise, Rick Perry's stock has plummeted. The CBS poll finds Perry in third place with 12 percent support, an 11-point drop in two weeks.
The CBS poll comes on the heels of a trio of state surveys released by Public Policy Polling on Tuesday that found Cain leading GOP primary contests in North Carolina, Nebraska and West Virginia. An ABC/Washington Post poll released earlier this week found Cain tied for second place with Perry nationally.
Trio of State Surveys
Cain's sudden jump in the polls reflects greater enthusiasm for him among the GOP's most conservative voters. The CBS poll finds the former radio host leading Romney among self-described conservatives—there he clocks 31 percent support, compared to Romney's 15 percent. Cain also leads among Republicans who describe themselves as supporters of the tea party, with 24 percent support. Romney is that group's second choice, with 17 percent support, followed by Gingrich (13 percent) and Perry (12 percent).
Cain tied with Romney for lead in new CBS poll
Mr. Cain certainly makes more sense than any other of the Republican candidates I've been listening to and deciding whether I find them stand-up.
This "Obama Jobs Bill" looks more like a campaign demarcation line strategy than a legislative vehicle. I fail to see him creating any discussion in an attempt to gain leverage over Republicans in Congress over this. Where are his threats to attach it to the incoming yearly government spending bills that Congress is scheduled to pass in mid-November? Grandstanding for votes imo...