Skip to comments.Cain Wins Near-Majority in Presidential Straw Poll of National Federation of Republican Women
Posted on 10/03/2011 5:28:48 AM PDT by Isara
KANSAS CITY, Mo. In a presidential straw poll taken at the National Federation of Republican Womens (NFRW) 36th Biennial Convention on Oct. 1, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain took a near-majority of the vote.
Cain received 48.9 percent of the 505 total votes cast, with Rick Perry placing a distant second and Mitt Romney placing third. The poll featured nine Republican presidential candidates.
Herman Cain 48.9%
Rick Perry 14.1%
Mitt Romney 13.3%
Newt Gingrich 12.5%
Rick Santorum 6.9%
Michele Bachmann 1.4%
Ron Paul 0.6%
Gary Johnson 0.4%
Jon Huntsman 0.2%
Each of these presidential candidates was invited to address the NFRW convention, which was held in Kansas City Sept. 29-Oct. 2. Cain, Gingrich and Santorum accepted the invitation and spoke on Oct. 1.
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Its a poll that means nothing to me then.
This opportunist threw ALL of us under the bus yesterday pandering to the obams state media with the race card and gay victim card .
How long has this guy been a Repub ?
Did he support John Kerry or Bush in 2004 ?
Cain/Palin in 2012.
Why are you talking about Sarah Palin? She was, indeed, not on the ballot.
If and when she runs, and if and when she competes in a poll or caucus or primary, then she is an appropriate topic of conversation on a thread about that event. For now, she is a non-issue. She can change that if and when she pleases.
Don’t try to hijack. Please.
Cain ran in the Republican Senate primaries in 2004. He’s been on the radio with solid conservatism. There are reasons not to support Cain for President, but not his commitment to our principles.
Not 100% true.
Sarah Palin was not on the ballot.
The full report on the poll is available. NFRW Poll details report (PDF Version).
Although Palin wasn't in the main ballot, there was a question, "TWO POTENTIAL CANDIDATES DISCUSSED ARE CHRIS CHRISTIE AND SARAH PALIN. IF THEY WERE ADDED TO THE LIST, WOULD IT CHANGE YOUR VOTE? IF SO, FOR WHOM WOULD YOU VOTE? " 34% of those responding said Chris Christie, 22.7% said Sarah Palin and 43.3% said neither one would change their vote.
"Wow!!!!!! Mitt Romney's incredible 3 to 1 devastating loss to Herman Cain in Florida
and his third place hopeless loss to Mr. Cain in the Presidential Straw Poll
of National Federation of Republican Women proves to me that,
by McGinniss and Ailes, FOX News and I will forever continue to pimp
... Romney as the "ONLY leading candidate" in your future."
That annoying “announced candidate” thing...
Cain is a good guy....hard to complain about him.
I do not understand all of this over the top hatred for Cain I have found on this site the last couple of days. Now you have people calling him “race-baiter” and accusing him of being pro-homo, etc., because he answered a reporter’s question.
And Perry did with the last name flap, and Mitt did with.. everything he’s done, and Palin did with J.D., and Newt with Globull Warming, and Paul with Israel, etc.
The funny thing is, we already have an “underground” campaign slogan for Cain -
“African-American? 0bama’s the African, Cain’s the American.”
Why don’t you research Herman Cain’s biography before knee-jerking to his ‘gotcha’ responses to the likes of Christiane Amanpoop.
Cain is obviously a man who treats people as if they were as honest and forthright as he. Many of us have experienced back-stabbing in the work place because we were too trusting.
I hope he reflects on how he’s being ‘played’ by the media. Smiling at him while dealing those ‘race cards’.
When the dust clears and people -- including Herman Cain -- find out what was actually written in the NYT article, yesterday's interview will be seen as the insignificant "gotcha" moment that it was. Perry's family did not paint "Niggerhead" on the big rock; it was already there. Perry's father took a hunting lease on the property and then painted over the offensive word and then turned the rock upside down. Good for him.
Herman Cain gave an honest answer to the question that was asked of him. In retrospect, his answer was not wise since he did not have all the information about the story -- just like most FR posters. Cain is an honorable man, and I have no doubt that he will correct the record based upon more complete information, and that he will learn from having been successfully ambushed by anti-GOP media which is seeking to destroy all viable GOP candidates.
As for Cain's GOP bona fides... Herman Cain has been a Republican a lot longer than Rick Perry, whom I like. He was a Reagan Republican, and gained prominence as a member of a commission when he publicly confronted then-President Clinton over a socialist initiative that would have been harmful to businesses. It was a principled Conservative rebuke that silenced the argument. Needless to say, Herman Cain did not support John Kerry in 2004.
“Did he support John Kerry or Bush in 2004 ?”
Nope, he was all in for Mutt Romney.
Welcome to Rick Perry's world.
Interesting. I missed that.
Wonder who would have lost votes to Christie or Palin, according to that question.
The preference for vice-president is especially interesting. Gingrich’s numbers jump dramatically. That is probably an indication of respect for his experience and intelligence, but reluctance to put him at the top of the ticket because of all his other baggage.
>>I do not understand all of this over the top hatred for Cain I have found on this site the last couple of days. Now you have people calling him race-baiter and accusing him of being pro-homo, etc., because he answered a reporters question.<<
Lots of Fanboys and Fangirls on the site. They are Palin, Perry, even Ron Paul til their dying day. Like “Twilight” vs “Harry Potter” fans, they will work to destroy anyone but their obsession.
I wasn't either. Could it be that neither one of us is a declared candidate?
Because I think a fair amount of people on here will never be happy. At least that’s my observation. They want a politician that is absolutely perfect. For politicians that aren’t running (Palin, etc.) they build up as perfect in their mind. Everyone else they tear down.
Only Cain, Newt and Santorum actually bothered to show up for the convention.
Did BOR try to toss the results and hand the victory to Mitt?
Romney wasn’t a candidate in 2004.
BTW, FR was overwhelmingly for Romney at the same time Cain was for Romney, so I will not hold that against him.
There is no such thing as a perfect candidate. People are not going to like 100% about someone who is actually going to win.
Cain has turned out to be a real shock to me...I actually want to vote for the guy.
48.9% are racist for supporting an Uncle Tom. The other 51.1% are racist for not supporting a black man.
The top thing I like about Cain is that he understands the need to “teach conservatism”.
Conservatism must be taught and learned.
Liberalism is “felt”, it’s the easy, default path.
I guess Cain is not their candidate, but their tactics against fellow FReepers (using lies, innuendo and half-truths out of context) have been over the top of proper protocol for this site.
I’m glad to see a poll of only those that are actually running.
Excellent comment and it deserves repeating:
“Herman Cain gave an honest answer to the question that was asked of him. In retrospect, his answer was not wise since he did not have all the information about the story — just like most FR posters. Cain is an honorable man, and I have no doubt that he will correct the record based upon more complete information”
(I would have said...like MANY FR posters of late...)
Good grief! She’s not even running and shouldn’t be included in this poll.
Easy answer ...they are Rick Perry supporters. Do a post check on their postings.
Herman Cains Enron-esque Disaster
Cain served on the board of directors throughout Aquilas ill-fated trading misadventure and the subsequent collapse of the companys retirement fund. In fact, he chaired the boards compensation committee, which, according to the lawsuit, had direct oversight of the push to get employees to invest more and more in Aquila stock. As chair of the compensation committee, Cain also saw fit to dole out $30 million in bonuses, not including stock options, to the top five execs at Aquila in 2002, with the companys stock plummeting. A month after the Kansas City Star reported on the hefty bonuses in July 2002, the company laid off 500 employees, and the losses to employees holding company stock had reached hundreds of millions of dollars.
As a board member, Cain wouldve had direct knowledge of Aquilas activities, says Fred Taylor Isquith, a New York attorney who litigated the employee class action. Asked if it was fair to place blame on Cain for the debacle at Aquila, Isquith replied, Yes, I believe it is.
I haven’t heard of any other “baggage” for Cain. We’ll see if this story matters.
I like your response. I don’t care for the “mushy middle” idea of never criticizing your opponent, but I believe one of the reasons Cain has been doing well is just that. Perry should take notice. He is wasting his time going after Romney. Romney is not moving beyond the 20%. As I understand it, the winner take all primaries of the past have been largely changed. A
I presume since Christie isn't running, it would also be meaningless if he wasn't on the ballot either. Heck, I'm not running - it's meaningless if I'm not on it.
Sarah hasn't announced. Until she does, having her on a ballot is meaningless.
We very well could have a brokered convention. Romney will now win under those circimstances.
NOT win. Romney will NOT win if the conventions is brokered.
That blew my mind. This was a national convention, for crying out loud. I'm not quite sure what to make of the other candidates. Seems to me they could have worked a national convention into their schedules somehow.
YEHAWWWW !!!! Cain is going to be the next President folks, Palin and Christie have ZERO chance, GO CAIN !!!
Didn't you know? Much of FR is SarahLand. The field must be kept clear for her much-anticipated, yet much-pondered campaign announcement.
But...but...but- Rethuglican women HAVE to be Racisssts...how can that be???
I'm sure the "media" has been sitting on this in order to spring it at the right moment. I'd like to hear Cain's side of the story. One of the propagandist interrogators at a future GOP debate will likely spring it on him.
Another analysis of the Aquila down turn. H.Cain was NOT an executive - he was an ‘independent’ outsider - brought in to solve problems.
The board of directors had separated itself into committees to oversee different aspects of the company early on. Herman Cain was the chairman of the compensation committee that oversaw pay and bonus’ for executives and other positions. The bonuses that he approved were in line for the time when the entire company was seeing high profits in the late 90’s. Bonus’s are based on the previous year performance. The financial problem with Aquila didn’t show up until mid 2001 during the recession.
But it's OK to totally destroy and pile on Perry? As the long term governor of the great state of Texas I think he deserves a bit more respect than he got here. And, as a Perry supporter I had nothing but good things to say about Cain and was very happy for him when he won the Florida straw poll. The whole Sharpton thing is a turn off. I've had enough with the race politics.
Have you ever come across a female Ron Paul supporter?
Mother Jones, Salon, HuffPost, PaulBots and other assorted bloggers have been spitting this out since May. Seems to me if it had legs, it’d walked already, but we’ll see... as I mentioned in my earlier post, it’ll probably be thrown at him during a debate, especially now that Cain’s poll numbers have risen.
Huh? That is news to me, and likely to JimRob who zapped more than a few Romneybots and Rooty-Rooters.
Sarah Palin was not on the ballot.
There’s an undecided at 1.8%. Isn’t Palin undecided at this time?
It's good that Sharpton is not your candidate. Stick with Perry.