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Gallup: Cain Lags on Name Recognition, but He's Liked
NewsMax ^ | 5/18/11 | Andra Varin

Posted on 05/18/2011 1:01:22 PM PDT by Kartographer

A lot of Republicans don’t know who Herman Cain is yet, but those who do really like what they see. With former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee opting out of the 2012 presidential race, a path opened for some less-known contenders, including Cain and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, according to a new Gallup Poll.

Gallup created a metric it calls “positive intensity” that measures a potential candidate’s favorability rating among those who recognize his or her name.

Herman Cain's positive intensity ranks higher than any other candidate. (Getty Images Photo) Although Cain rated just a 29 percent name recognition among Republicans, which is pretty low on the scale, his positive intensity score was 24 — higher than any other candidate in the poll.

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In a nutshell Cain isn't known as well as many others that are running or may run, but those who do know him find him to have the least amount of 'baggage' and the most positive message of any of those who showed up on the poll.
1 posted on 05/18/2011 1:01:27 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer
"Howzit workin' for ya?" works for me.

PALIN/CAIN

2 posted on 05/18/2011 1:07:08 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: justsaynomore

PINGANATOR!


3 posted on 05/18/2011 1:09:37 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Jim 0216

Guy at worked looked at my bumber sticker this morning and asked, “Who are Herman and Cain?”. Got a ways to go but plenty of time.


4 posted on 05/18/2011 1:09:39 PM PDT by dblshot (Insanity - electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Kartographer

Not sure who Gallup polled, but when 17% don’t even recognize Mitt’s name and even 4% haven’t even heard of Sarah Palin, there were some real out of touch folks in this sample.

The 29% who know Cain probably means that the vast majority of folks who will vote in a primary know Cain. A “national sample of generic Republicans” is kind of screwy 8 months ahead of primarys.


5 posted on 05/18/2011 1:10:22 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker Columnist / Rush ghost contributor)
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To: Kartographer

Herman the Exterminator is the right man to beat Boroach OStinkbugula.


6 posted on 05/18/2011 1:17:58 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Kartographer

I completely disagree with everyone who thinks Cain is unelectable. In fact, I really think he is the best candidate running.

I’d rather have a business man who needs political advisors than a politician who needs business advisors.

He has the best communication skills going, except maybe for Palin, without the irritating voice she has when she gets excited during a speech. (I always try to imagine what it would be like to be with a woman who sounds like that when she’s angry at me, and Sarah’s voice often makes me wince.)

He makes great, articulate arguments from principle.

He is a plain speaker, which resonates heavily with voters these days.

He is absolutely race-card proof, which takes the biggest arrow out of the Democrats’ quiver.

He was a mathematician for the Navy Dept., which, along with his extraordinary business background, takes away another key Democrat talking point, which is that conservative candidates are dumb.

He will eat Obama’s lunch in any debate.

He is likeable, relaxed and yet completely professional.

I think once he builds a bit more momentum and name recognition among Republicans, he will pretty much be unstoppable in the primaries.

True, he has no foreign policy experience, but that complaint is made against every presidential candidate running against an incumbent. Besides, unlike Obama, Cain’s ultimate foreign policy goals, however his policies may evolve, are 100% focused on preserving America’s best interests and national sovereignty.

Actually, for these reasons, I think he is by far the most electable of Republican candidates.


7 posted on 05/18/2011 1:19:09 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: Maceman

I have stated several times a way that Cain gets the nomination by being the last man standing (esp. if Palin decides not to run) of sorts...and I agree with your analysis here too.


8 posted on 05/18/2011 1:20:28 PM PDT by RockinRight (Yes We Cain!)
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To: Kartographer

Four years ago, 0bama was a relative unknown.


9 posted on 05/18/2011 1:21:00 PM PDT by reg45
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To: Kartographer

IMHO these are DAMN good numbers for a guy who’s never held elective office and isn’t a “business celebrity” type like Trump or Bloomberg.


10 posted on 05/18/2011 1:21:10 PM PDT by RockinRight (Yes We Cain!)
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To: Maceman

I completely disagree with everyone who thinks Cain is unelectable. In fact, I really think he is the best candidate running.


I COMPLETELY AGREE WITH YOU. For all the excellent reasons you stated. CAIN CAN WIN!!!


11 posted on 05/18/2011 1:32:24 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: Kartographer

Palin/Cain/West/Bachmann....My “four horsemen”!!


12 posted on 05/18/2011 1:32:32 PM PDT by FlashBack ('0'bama: "Katrina on a Global Level")
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To: reg45
Four years ago, 0bama was a relative unknown.

don't remind me. going back in time I might have taken a bottle of nausea tablets and voted for McCain.
13 posted on 05/18/2011 1:56:20 PM PDT by stompk
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To: Maceman

I totally agree with your excellent analysis.


14 posted on 05/18/2011 2:48:26 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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