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SHOCK POLL: Herman Cain Leads GOP Nationally! (PPP Poll has Romney trailing by 8 points)
Business Insider ^ | 10/12/2011 | Zeke Miller

Posted on 10/12/2011 12:37:00 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Businessman Herman Cain has risen to the top of a national poll of Republican primary voters, upending the GOP field yet again this cycle.

Cain has the support of 30 percent of Republicans in the Public Policy Polling survey, trailed by Mitt Romney at 22 percent, Newt Gingrich at 15 percent, and Rick Perry at 14 percent. Cain is also the second choice of 24 percent of those polled — the highest of any candidate.

In a two-person race, Romney would lead Perry 48-38, Cain would lead Romney 48-36, and Cain would destroy Perry 55-27.

The poll was conducted before last night's Washington Post-Bloomberg debate, in which Cain alienated some members of the tea party (his largest constituency) by saying he admired Alan Greenspan's leadership of the Federal Reserve.

PPP has a checkered history with polling — and this poll has a VERY large 4.5 percent margin of error — so don't read too much into this just yet.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


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KEYWORDS: cain; democratpoll; gop; hermancain; leftwingpollster; poll; polls; ppp; primary; pushpoll
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1 posted on 10/12/2011 12:37:11 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

People like him. He’s tough and succinct and has a great sense of humor.


2 posted on 10/12/2011 12:39:12 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Let's have a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Mainstream Media: “But, but, but Chris Christie endorsed ROMNEY! What is wrong with these stupid Republicans? Don’t they know our candidate when they see him?”


3 posted on 10/12/2011 12:39:20 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Fall on your knees before Christ, your only salvation!)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Chris just doesn’t carry the way he used to ~ more humble pie Br’r Romney?


4 posted on 10/12/2011 12:40:29 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind

But but I thought Cain had no chance! He was running to be Romney’s VP! All the Perrywinkle fangirls told me so! How can this be?! You know, even though in a two way race Cain beats Romney, but Romney CRUSHES Perry.


5 posted on 10/12/2011 12:41:12 PM PDT by PAConservative1 (Would you like to sponsor a young illegal's college tuition? Vote Perry!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Everyone that is against him must be racist s/


6 posted on 10/12/2011 12:41:43 PM PDT by skyman
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To: SeekAndFind

What I read into this is that things are changing. Can Cain win? Most likely since many people view Romney as a career politician. Cain’s views are interesting and new but, we the people, must get behind whoever wins this thing 100% and change Congress or it won’t mean anything. We must take the Senate back and do it with the right people. Also, the leader of the Senate and the House need to be people that have the best interest of the country at heart and have the guts to stand up for the country.


7 posted on 10/12/2011 12:43:55 PM PDT by RC2
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To: SeekAndFind

Well well well. Can’t say this is a surprise. He’s had a ton of momentum.


8 posted on 10/12/2011 12:44:20 PM PDT by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar)
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To: PAConservative1

LOL! There is only one thing left to do: The Perry fangirls need to talk their guy out of the race and quit siphoning votes from Herman Cain.


9 posted on 10/12/2011 12:45:10 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SeekAndFind

The powers that be continue to underestimate the Tea Party.


10 posted on 10/12/2011 12:46:21 PM PDT by grumpa
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To: SeekAndFind

As predicted by many here, Newt is bubbling into the top tier.


11 posted on 10/12/2011 12:47:51 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: RC2

RC2, I think if Mitt or Perry has Cain on their ticket as a VP, that should be good enough to beat Obama in Nov 2012. But if Cain ended up being the Republican presidential nominee, then he’d need to have Newt as the VP on his ticket. That would be a sure win also.


12 posted on 10/12/2011 12:48:52 PM PDT by imchris
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To: Vigilanteman

Agreed, but I think that would be too classy. They hate Herman Cain for possibly taking away the nomination Ricardo was “entitled to”.


13 posted on 10/12/2011 12:50:15 PM PDT by PAConservative1 (Would you like to sponsor a young illegal's college tuition? Vote Perry!)
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To: grumpa

The American people are tired of SLICK...on any level.


14 posted on 10/12/2011 12:50:46 PM PDT by ibytoohi
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To: imchris

Why would he have any need for Newt?


15 posted on 10/12/2011 12:50:57 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: muawiyah

Romney is so tone deaf.

The reason for Christie’s popularity was Christie himself - not his liberal policies. It was refreshing to see a large man, with a self-deprecating sense of humor - smash mouth New Jersey whiners.

Repeating myself: When Romney played kissy-face with Christie - he failed to realize that an endorsement is not a personality transplant.


16 posted on 10/12/2011 12:51:21 PM PDT by sodpoodle (God is ignoring me - because He is watching you)
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To: SeekAndFind

Christy can put his endorsement on the beach. Maybe a tropical storm will come by and kill it.


17 posted on 10/12/2011 12:51:31 PM PDT by chemicalman (The more support I see,the harder I want to work,and the more determined I am not to let folks down.)
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To: imchris

If Romney is elected with Cain as VP and people feel that Romney really screws up, how will this effect Cain in the next election? I wonder if it’s really worth taking the chance.


18 posted on 10/12/2011 12:53:07 PM PDT by RC2
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To: SeekAndFind

PPP is now a respectable polling firm? Oooooooooookay.


19 posted on 10/12/2011 12:54:11 PM PDT by magritte
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To: BenKenobi; imchris

Folks,

A Cain/Newt ticket is not possible for the simple reason that they’re both GEORGIANS.

The 12th Amendment makes this impossible unless either one of them changes official residency.

Dick Chaney was living in Texas and had to change his official residency back to Wyoming precisely for this reason.


20 posted on 10/12/2011 12:54:42 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: GreenAccord

I think Cain is so popular because people are sick and tired of entrenched politicians. They want somebody new, who has never been a political politician, but someone who has some experience in the real world.


21 posted on 10/12/2011 12:55:21 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: SeekAndFind
A Cain/Newt ticket is not possible for the simple reason that they’re both GEORGIANS.

What makes you think that?

22 posted on 10/12/2011 12:56:29 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: imchris

There might be a problem with a Cain/Newt ticket.

If they both still claim a Georgia residence, Georgia electors cannot cast their vote for both Cain and Gingrich as Pres/VP or vice-versa.

In a close race that might be disastrous.

If either has another “home state” like Cheney did when he ran with Bush it isn’t a problem.


23 posted on 10/12/2011 12:56:41 PM PDT by GatorGirl (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

It is only a shock to the far left media.


24 posted on 10/12/2011 12:59:53 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: SeekAndFind
Newt Gingrich at 15 percent

Shows the value of ideas in this race. People want solutions, not slogans.

25 posted on 10/12/2011 1:01:22 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: magritte
PPP is now a respectable polling firm? Oooooooooookay.

The Wall Street Journal found PPP to be the most accurate pollster of the 2008 presidential election. Nate Silver, a respected statistician and founder of FiveThirtyEight has also found PPP to be one of the more accurate pollsters in recent times. PPP correctly predicted all six Wisconsin recall elections this year, even the races that Democrats lost. They've also correctly called all the special elections this year.

26 posted on 10/12/2011 1:02:58 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: SeekAndFind

pTL!


27 posted on 10/12/2011 1:03:11 PM PDT by ken21
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To: magritte
PPP is now a respectable polling firm? Oooooooooookay.

You thought they were when they had Perry at 31%

28 posted on 10/12/2011 1:04:03 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: BenKenobi

I agree. Many people here, usually those not from Georgia, are open and willing to consider Newt as a contenter or VP. I’m one of his former constituents.

His failure at the waning of Clinton’s administration are proof-positive enough for me to believe he is tragically flawed, both personally and politically.

I’m not going to go into the past; the recent times have been enough for me: His arrogance re: his campaign staff in getting his candidacy on track instead of a Med Cruise with “Callista” [God how I hate having to hear him harp on about her].

Intellectually, the man is a first rate academic - that’s all. Politically and personally he has made and makes bad, bad choices. His academic arrogance is stunning, and I believe his execution of that high of a political office would have dire consequences. Nope. No Newt for me - ever.


29 posted on 10/12/2011 1:04:07 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s only a shocker that people who claimed to be smarter than democrats would vote for someone who has no experience and makes his living as a motivational speaker.

Actually it’s quite shameful.


30 posted on 10/12/2011 1:04:20 PM PDT by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage (Never follow a hippie to a second location.)
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To: GatorGirl

Newt is a resident of Virginia, has been for several years


31 posted on 10/12/2011 1:04:30 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: sodpoodle

You are right on the money!!! Christie is so popular for who he is as a person, rather then a politician!!! Christie takes no guff, and destroys the media and his opposition by making them look like the fools they usually are!!! Herman Cain is in the same league, if not even better. He lets no man or woman push him around. He stands his ground, speaks in plain common terms, a self made man!!! Why even his 9,9,9 tax proposal is simple and delivers a mighty message to and from the people. Our government needs sea level change, period!!! Yes, a tax system where all cirtizens pay!!! I don’t care if the poorest person in the nation buys a gigantic flat screen TV for $2000.00 to watch sports!!! If he or she can afford the two grand then let them pay 9% tax for the TV. Plus, the Black Market low life & criminals would have to ante up too!!! The Cain proposal may not be the end all, but....it is pointed in the right direction!!! Keep at it, Herman, the common folks of all stripes are woith you!!!


32 posted on 10/12/2011 1:05:40 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: GatorGirl

Newt used Georgia only as long as it fit his needs. He doesn’t live here as far as I know. He and “Callista” live near DC, I think.....


33 posted on 10/12/2011 1:05:49 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

There’s so many good people out there who would do an excellent job.

There’s certainly more idea men then just him.


34 posted on 10/12/2011 1:06:55 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: magritte
PPP is now a respectable polling firm? Oooooooooookay.

I don't think they are saying that.

PPP has a checkered history with polling — and this poll has a VERY large 4.5 percent margin of error — so don't read too much into this just yet.

35 posted on 10/12/2011 1:07:59 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: MNJohnnie

You have me mixed up with somebody else. Polls are useless at his point in time.

Least that’s what I learned from the Palinistas.


36 posted on 10/12/2011 1:08:27 PM PDT by magritte
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To: SeekAndFind
Wouldn't get too excited about this, even though Cain's rise in stature is hard to deny. PPP is a Daily Kos affiliate, after all.
37 posted on 10/12/2011 1:08:54 PM PDT by pgkdan (Perry and Cain 2012! Any order you like.)
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To: BenKenobi

Tru Dat....as an academic idea man with no power, he’s okay. There are others who have put the rubber to the road more successfully than he. I don’t see a need to mount up a retread to take down Obama.


38 posted on 10/12/2011 1:09:41 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: K-oneTexas; Tucker822; Kartographer; freekitty; carmody; Dead Corpse; MsLady; Publius772000; ...
Pinging the Cain Train!

Cain's total favorable rating of 77% is five points higher than Romney's 72%, suggesting the two are about equally well-liked among Republicans familiar with them. What separates the two, as evidenced by their Positive Intensity Scores, is the intensity those who like Cain feel toward him. Thirty-five percent of Republicans familiar with Cain have a strongly favorable opinion of him, compared with 18% for Romney.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/150020/Cain-Momentum-Perry-Decline- Positive-Intensity-Continue.aspx

39 posted on 10/12/2011 1:12:54 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Cain 2012 - http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Cain stands not a snowballs chance in hell of getting the nomination and surprise he’s not a conservative. He was for Tarp, for the bailout and was chairman of the Fed in Kansas City. He also supported the RINO Romney in 2008. He was exposed last night for being the lightweight that he is. He has no command of any subject and ask him any question and he says “9-9-9’. If this is what the GOP has came down to Lord help it. The country has seen what experience can do for this country. Pray that it does not happen again. There is nothing “Tea Party” about Herman Cain. The former head of the Kansas City Federal Reserve is what Cain is. A big government guy who thinks the Fed is the answer to all your problems. He is also a liar and Ron Paul called him on it last night. Of course he backtracked but google it. It’s all over the internet where he is saying the Fed does not need to be audited.


40 posted on 10/12/2011 1:15:08 PM PDT by Highlander1754
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Well said!!!

I posted this on another thread - but in line with your comment on the $2000 flat screen TV.
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There is no ‘poverty’ in the US. Everyone has shelter, clothing, food, hot & cold running water, heat, lights, labor saving appliances, transportation, health care and entertainment.

An elderly neighbor and I were reminiscing on our childhood. Several siblings shared a tub of water to bathe. Food was never thrown out but served in sandwiches or in a stew. Clothing was hand-washed and hung on a line. Clothes were repaired & not donated to charity until outgrown. Water was drawn from a well. Heating from a wood stove and food baked in its oven. Walking was not an optional exercise - but transportation. Taxis & trains were a luxury reserved for family gatherings and funerals. Houses were small and well kept. Fresh vegetables came with dirt attached.
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41 posted on 10/12/2011 1:16:37 PM PDT by sodpoodle (God is ignoring me - because He is watching you)
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To: SeekAndFind

I see Gingrich is coming up fast. Unlike Perry-and I suspect Cain-Newt won’t stumble. Romney will only win if enough conservatives hang around to split the vote.


42 posted on 10/12/2011 1:17:36 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Newt. The antidote to Romney.)
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To: Gaffer

If you want foriegn policy, why not someone like Bolton?


43 posted on 10/12/2011 1:17:36 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: justsaynomore

“Public Policy Polling survey”

Democrat-controlled. Pay no attention.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Policy_Polling


44 posted on 10/12/2011 1:18:34 PM PDT by Highlander1754
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To: SeekAndFind

This has been addressed multiple times.

Newt has been a resident of Virginia for several years.


45 posted on 10/12/2011 1:19:06 PM PDT by sodpoodle (God is ignoring me - because He is watching you)
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To: skyman
"People who oppose Obama are said to be racists - so I guess I'm a racist." ~~ Herman Cain
46 posted on 10/12/2011 1:19:53 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage
I'd much rather have a motivational speaker telling me positive things than to have a President like the current guy who goes around telling people he's sorry for all the sins I've committed.

I'm tired of apologies.

47 posted on 10/12/2011 1:22:30 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Highlander1754

He supported Romney when the only choices were Romney and McInsane. Easily forgivable. La Raza Rick endorsed Trudy Giuliani back when there were still conservatives in the race! And Cain WILL win the nomination and the general, he’s now ahead in every poll, and he won’t fade. We won’t let socialist RINOs like Myth/Huntsman/Perry get their way!


48 posted on 10/12/2011 1:22:35 PM PDT by PAConservative1 (Would you like to sponsor a young illegal's college tuition? Vote Perry!)
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To: justsaynomore

Wow. Speaks volumes.

He’s still only at 60 percent name recognition? There’s a huge gap in intensity.

Herman needs to keep speaking, keep getting his name out there.


49 posted on 10/12/2011 1:22:57 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

so you’re voting for 0bama, since he is the ONLY one running with experience as president? ;-)

That’s quite shameful.


50 posted on 10/12/2011 1:22:57 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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