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Second poll Shows Cain N.H. Surge
POLITICO ^ | Oct. 10, 2011

Posted on 10/10/2011 11:11:38 AM PDT by Southnsoul

The second poll in a few days shows Herman Cain jumping into second place in New Hampshire.

A survey from the Harvard Institute of Politics and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics shows Cain with 20 percent of the vote, trailing Mitt Romney, who remains in first place with 38 percent. Ron Paul is in third place with 13 percent.

The poll comes on the heels of a WMUR/UNH poll that put Romney at 37 percent, Cain at 12 percent and Paul at 9 percent.

Both polls had Rick Perry languishing with just 4 percent of the vote.

The Harvard/NHIOP poll also puts a damper on recent surveys showing Jon Huntsman on the upswing in the state. The WMUR poll had him at 8 percent and an earlier Suffolk University poll had him at 10 percent. But the survey released today shows Huntsman with just 4 percent of the vote.

Perhaps most notable: Only 25 percent of respondents in the Harvard/NHIOP poll said they thought Huntsman could defeat Barack Obama. That compares with 72 percent who said they thought Romney could oust the president and 47 percent who said the same of Perry.

For a candidate like Huntsman, who has pinned much of his message on electability, those are disappointing numbers.

The bottom line is that there's still been no polling at any point in the race, and certainly not in the last few weeks, that suggests Mitt Romney has a serious competitor for frontrunner status in New Hampshire.

(Excerpt) Read more at dyn.politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cain; romney; romneybots

1 posted on 10/10/2011 11:11:40 AM PDT by Southnsoul
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To: Southnsoul

If Cain pulls off an upset in NH against Romney(unlikely) ....but even comes close..well, we have a contendah! :-)


2 posted on 10/10/2011 11:13:34 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Southnsoul

If the other conservatives in this race drop out and support Cain, Romney doesn’t stand a chance!!!


3 posted on 10/10/2011 11:14:00 AM PDT by justsaynomore (Cain 2012 - http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
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To: Southnsoul
The bottom line is that there's still been no polling at any point in the race, and certainly not in the last few weeks, that suggests Mitt Romney has a serious competitor for frontrunner status in New Hampshire.

Well, duh...liberal people will embrace liberal candidates.

4 posted on 10/10/2011 11:15:34 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Southnsoul

HERMAN!!!!!!!!!

If he finishes in the top 2 in NH, its all over for the rest of the field.


5 posted on 10/10/2011 11:18:34 AM PDT by JosephMama
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To: Southnsoul

I can already hear the so called “republican” (Charen, Krauthammer etc...)media spin if Romney wins by this margin in NH. How this just goes to show that Cain is unelectable and that only Romney can beat Obama blah blah blah.

In reality, nothing can be gleaned from a Romney NH win. His home state is right next door and he’s been up and down NH for the better part of five years! If he does not do well in the NH primary, he’s DONE. The only story that NH can tell us is if Romney doesn’t DEMOLISH everyone else. He can’t prove anything there.

But you know - you KNOW - that a Romney win in NH will be touted as the beginnings of a landslide, no stopping the inevitability of his selection as GOP candidate etc...

If Cain (or anyone else, for that matter) is within 15 points of Romney in NH, it’s a DISASTER for him.


6 posted on 10/10/2011 11:21:20 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Cain 2012!)
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To: Southnsoul

Cain with 20 percent of the vote, trailing Mitt Romney, who remains in first place with 38 percent......

The poll comes on the heels of a WMUR/UNH poll that put Romney at 37 percent, Cain at 12 percent and Paul at 9 percent.

Both polls had Rick Perry languishing with just 4 percent of the vote.


Golly, if I were a Perry supporter I’d be be pretty damned bitter to everyone I talk to as well. I think I finally understand them


7 posted on 10/10/2011 11:23:07 AM PDT by Grunthor (Heartless Bigot for Cain.)
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To: Grunthor
Both polls had Rick Perry languishing with just 4 percent of the vote.

La Raza Rick is deeply saddened.


8 posted on 10/10/2011 11:28:17 AM PDT by South40 (Reject the pro-ILLEGAL candidate. Vote conservative -- vote for Herman Cain!)
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To: Personal Responsibility

Excellent post! Romney has been stuck at around 25% approval with the GOP voters. I believe he’s going down south and get slaughtered.
His base are Rhino’s and this is the year of the stirred up conservative.


9 posted on 10/10/2011 11:28:22 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Honkies for Herman......Crackers for Cain)
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To: Recon Dad

Cain needs to start attacking Romney if he is serious instead of only going after Perry and also the protestors on the bridge.

Lets see Cain go after Mitt.


10 posted on 10/10/2011 11:41:10 AM PDT by tirednvirginia (one)
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To: Recon Dad

Less than 40% for Romney in his own back yard........How is that book tour working out for you Herman!

Signing books in Virginia.......surging in NH, LOL

Debate in NH tomorrow, should help Herman pick up a few more points.

Very few are as sharp, or can speak as well as Cain.

Well, I did listen to Orson Wells, years ago, read the NYC phone book.......On Johnny Carson, I believe.

RIVETING! But, so is Cain.


11 posted on 10/10/2011 11:41:50 AM PDT by outhousepatrol
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To: justsaynomore

“If the other conservatives in this race drop out and support Cain, Romney doesn’t stand a chance!!!”

If Romney is STILL at 30% in NEW HAMPSHIRE, he’s beatable, EASILY.

It’s time for the Perry people to quit whining and unify behind a viable candidate.


12 posted on 10/10/2011 11:52:08 AM PDT by BobL (I want a Conservative for 2012, not Perry)
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To: lonevoice

ping for more good news.


13 posted on 10/10/2011 11:53:44 AM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: tirednvirginia

“Cain needs to start attacking Romney if he is serious instead of only going after Perry and also the protestors on the bridge.

Lets see Cain go after Mitt.”

He will, don’t worry. First he needed to clear the field. His strategy is perfect.


14 posted on 10/10/2011 11:54:12 AM PDT by BobL (I want a Conservative for 2012, not Perry)
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To: Recon Dad
I am guessing that a mathematician/rocket scientist can figure out where he needs to get the numbers that take him over 25%. Yo Perry, adios amigo.
15 posted on 10/10/2011 11:57:47 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( The Prudential Governor... Have you bought your piece of the Rick)
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To: Southnsoul

But, but he’s on a book tour/doesn’t have a ground game in NH/can’t with with his tax plan/blah blah blah.


16 posted on 10/10/2011 12:02:41 PM PDT by numberonepal (I'm on the Cain Train. The Herman Cain Train!)
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To: Pride in the USA

even more good news

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2790678/posts?page=1


17 posted on 10/10/2011 12:04:13 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: Southnsoul

Does anyone know if Cain is a CFR member?


18 posted on 10/10/2011 1:06:45 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Netizen; Pride in the USA

Thank you both for the links/pings to double plus good news on a rainy Monday. Citizen Cain, the leader of the Cain Mutiny!


19 posted on 10/10/2011 1:06:54 PM PDT by lonevoice (The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers, impeach we much. We will much about that be committed.)
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To: Personal Responsibility

Romney owns a house in NH. He has spent more time here than anyone else. The independents will most likely vote for Romney , just like they did McCain.
However, Cain is coming on strong with real conservatives and he has been mostly absent from NH.


21 posted on 10/10/2011 1:15:31 PM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: SueRae
Cain's there to support Romney. The nomination is Romney's to lose and Obama will be reelected.
22 posted on 10/10/2011 1:19:31 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama wins in 2012.)
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To: newzjunkey
Cain's there to support Romney. The nomination is Romney's to lose and Obama will be reelected.

From your lips to your dog's ears. After all, he's the only one likely to listen to this nonsense, but the good news is that it will make just as much sense to him as it does to anyone with comprehension skills.

23 posted on 10/10/2011 1:25:24 PM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: ViLaLuz

It doesn’t look like he’s a member, just served with many CFR members on various boards. He did attend the 2009 Bilderberg meeting. There’s also his stint with the Fed. If these things are a concern for you, Cain’t not your candidate.


24 posted on 10/10/2011 1:26:15 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama wins in 2012.)
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To: woodbutcher1963

As much as 2008’s election was an introduction to many on the power of social and alternative media, 2012 will be doubly so. The days of NEEEDING to shake hands with every potential voter are over. It still helps, of course, but with social media (Facebook, Twitter etc..) the way it is, people feel “connected” to candidates even though they’ve never seen them live or shaken their hand.

It’s not an all or nothing thing - candidates will still need to be “out there” but the online world is a tremendous tool - one which can bridge the gap caused by “Romney owns a house in NH and knows everyone in the state”.

There is room available in the political specturm for Cain’s message and how he delivers it. All he needs is the airtime. Romney’s only “the frontrunner” because he’s been running for President since 2006. If Cain starts passing 26, 27% and leaves Romney behind, you’ll see Cain vault into the 30’s and 40’s very quickly.

Once that happens, barring a dead hooker scenario somewhere in his background, it’s over.


25 posted on 10/10/2011 1:51:49 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Get ready for an aberration of epic proportions! - Herman Cain 2012)
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To: newzjunkey

thanks for the information.


26 posted on 10/13/2011 6:39:50 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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