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Cain Wins Near-Majority in Presidential Straw Poll of National Federation of Republican Women
NFRW ^ | October 2, 2011 | NFRW

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 Women’s (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.

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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%
Undecided – 1.8%

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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(Excerpt) Read more at nfrw.org ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: cain; caintrain; cainvsunable; elections; hermancain; kansascity; nfrw; strawpoll; votecain
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Sarah Palin was not on the ballot.
1 posted on 10/03/2011 5:28:55 AM PDT by Isara
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To: Isara

Its a poll that means nothing to me then.


2 posted on 10/03/2011 5:31:41 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Sarah Palin and John Bolton--- 2012)
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To: Isara

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 ?


3 posted on 10/03/2011 5:34:58 AM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: Eye of Unk

Cain/Palin in 2012.


4 posted on 10/03/2011 5:36:18 AM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Isara; Eye of Unk

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.


5 posted on 10/03/2011 5:39:02 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: ncalburt

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.


6 posted on 10/03/2011 5:43:50 AM PDT by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: Isara; Eye of Unk; Rudder; ncalburt; Jedidah; ilgipper
Isara wrote:
Sarah Palin was not on the ballot.
Not 100% true.

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.

7 posted on 10/03/2011 5:44:43 AM PDT by ˘ommon ˘ents ( If having an "R" makes you conservative, does walking into a barn make you a horse's (_*_)?)
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To: Isara

"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.
"

8 posted on 10/03/2011 5:45:13 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Eye of Unk; Isara

That annoying “announced candidate” thing...


9 posted on 10/03/2011 5:45:29 AM PDT by ScottinVA (With "successes" like the Libya adventure, who needs failure?)
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To: Isara

Cain is a good guy....hard to complain about him.


10 posted on 10/03/2011 5:46:38 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Over-taxed means 'paying too much in taxes', not zero taxes)
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To: Rudder

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.


11 posted on 10/03/2011 5:46:51 AM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: ncalburt

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.


12 posted on 10/03/2011 5:48:07 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: ilgipper

The funny thing is, we already have an “underground” campaign slogan for Cain -

“African-American? 0bama’s the African, Cain’s the American.”


13 posted on 10/03/2011 5:48:12 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: ncalburt

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’.


14 posted on 10/03/2011 5:48:58 AM PDT by sodpoodle (God is ignoring me - because He is watching you.)
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To: ncalburt
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 ?

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.

15 posted on 10/03/2011 5:49:05 AM PDT by Always A Marine
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“Did he support John Kerry or Bush in 2004 ?”

Nope, he was all in for Mutt Romney.


16 posted on 10/03/2011 5:50:41 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: HapaxLegamenon
I do not understand all of this over the top hatred for Cain I have found on this site the last couple of days.

Welcome to Rick Perry's world.

17 posted on 10/03/2011 5:51:10 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: ¢ommon ¢ents

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.


18 posted on 10/03/2011 5:51:36 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: HapaxLegamenon

>>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.<<

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.


19 posted on 10/03/2011 5:51:41 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: Isara
Sarah Palin was not on the ballot.

I wasn't either. Could it be that neither one of us is a declared candidate?

20 posted on 10/03/2011 5:53:51 AM PDT by Graybeard58
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