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