Skip to comments.NBC/WSJ poll: Cain now leads GOP pack (Cain 27% Romney 23% Perry 16%)
Posted on 10/12/2011 4:14:52 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
Fueled by Tea Party supporters, conservatives and high-interest GOP primary voters, former Godfathers Pizza CEO Herman Cain now leads the race for the Republican presidential nomination, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
Cain checks in as the first choice of 27 percent of Republican voters in the poll, followed by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at 23 percent and Perry at 16 percent. After those three, its Texas Rep. Ron Paul at 11 percent, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at 8 percent, Bachmann at 5 percent and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman at 3 percent.
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Bret Baier announced this on Special Report right after A.B. Stoddard condescendingly declared that while Herman Cain “is charming” he basically has no shot at winning the nomination.
She laughed when Bret read it, one of those “can you believe it?” laughs. I have one MORE reason for Herman Cain to win the nomination: to shove it in the face of the “we know best” pundits.
Just the ones who think we should tax tea--and everything else we buy. Time to throw them in Boston Harbor, along with 9-9-9.
Time will tell if the Kool Aid drinkers dominate the Tea Party. Hopefully not, because 9-9-9 will get Obama re-elected.
Maybe once we will get a real, honest to goodness outsider non establishment candidate.
Wow, what a breath of fresh air that would be.
I’m guessing that when the lower tier candidates bow out, their support will likely transfer to Cain, not Romney.
Let me just get it out of the way...
Cain can’t win! He’s got no money/organization/experience.
He’s a liar/moron/loser.
HE WORKED FOR THE *GASP* FED!!!
Hillary laughed in 2007 when asked about the possibility of not getting the nomination.
Cain’t imagine in my wildest dreams, that the tea party members will go for a natioal sales tax.
An endorement for Herman would mean an endorsement of his plan.
To get the government out of my finances, I’d be thrilled with the Fair Tax.
I like Cain...
I like the 999 taxes plan...
How practical is it?
I mean, once Cain is in the White House, how likely is it that, he’ll actually propose the plan, and how likely is it that congress will actually take it up or even discuss it seriously?
Cain/Rubio. That would make the liberals heads explode. Bwahahahahaha.
Good to see the only one of the three I would vote for under any circumstance in the lead.
I am so praying that the MSM and the early primary States don’t chose our candidate this time - the race cards that Obambi and company are planning to spew all over the table will play havoc with any opponent that is not supported by us, the 52% ! Cain can neutralize the race cards - Anybody but Romney - Please!
It will take time and analysis to get any new plan vetted and passed. The point is Cain is thinking outside the box, outside the establishment norms, and that's a good thing, given the state of our economy and our nation.
Let's let this play out and see where it goes. Don't write Cain off just because you don't like 9-9-9. I don't like certain things about every candidate. But I doubt any of us will every have the perfect candidate. So we have to choose the one with the greatest potential for leadership, values, character, sound principals, and definitely the ability and intent to surround him/herself with world-class advisers.
Time will bring the cream of the crop to the top.
You call a 30% tax on everthing you buy “getting out of your finances”? lol.
So where is Perry’s tax plan?
Oh yeah, he forgot to bring it to the economic debate. (”Can I have a three day extension, professor?”)
The fact is we are on the verge of a severe collapse in our standard of living unless we 1) re-incentivize the production of goods within the U.S. and 2) raise the abysmal savings rate.
Cain’s plan is the only one that gets to the root of these problems.
Of course we need to cut regulations and cut spending and open up domestic energy production as well.
But the Cain tax plan would provide a solid foundation for manufacturing in the United States.
Where are the jobs going to be for all of those tens of millions of illegals and their children whom Rick Perry wants to legalize, since our manufacturing base is going overseas, if we don’t turn it around and soon?
Sober, sensible and sane for Cain;)
I really like Cain, especially after his speech at the “Values” conference.
But I am now convinced that NEWT GINGRICH is the man who should be the next president of the United States.
He is, beyond a shadow of a doubt, the single most capable candidate in the field.
I don’t want to hear any of this “baggage” crap or any “electability” garbage. Plain and simple, Gingrich is the smartest, most well-informed candidate out there.
A lot of them are. It’s theater of the absurd.
Great! Most polls now have him in the lead, so the media should consider Herman Cain the frontrunner.
When the Taxed Enough Already party was pure. Didn’t take long to get side tracked.
You failed 1st grade math didn’t you?
I don’t know what the Dunce’s plan is, and I don’t really care. I do know that Cain’s plan is idiotic, and toxic, and destined for a deserved failure. Really dumb on his part to hang his whole identity on such a bad plan. I guess he didn’t think he’d actually have a shot. Just wanted to use a gimmick to raise his profile and sell some books. Now he’s stuck with it. Hopefully the GOP electorate aren’t ALL suckers.
Are you talking about the top advisor for the Dole/Kemp campaign? On his second run at the whitehouse and his 3rd try at public office?
C'mon, give Perry a break. As he said to Romney in the debate last night, "I've only had 8 weeks to prepare an economic plan, you've been preparing for 6 years." (Or something like that.)
Why would we expect a candidate for President to have thought about the economy for more than 8 weeks? Can't he just figure it out on the campaign trail? /sarc
It's over. Focus lost. Morphed into typical conservative cluster-huminahumina.
You are so right. CBS this evening had a straightforward report on 9-9-9 and pointed out how it would hurt those at the bottom of the income ladder. A person making, say, $25,000 a year now pays no income tax. Considering the inflation rate and the cost for rent,food, gasoline, etc., you’re barely surviving at that income level. Herman’s plan would slap a 9% tax on your paltry income and a 9% tax on everything you buy including food, medicine, and clothing. If you’re a poor person living in Pennsylvania, that sales tax would be on top of the 6% sales tax Pennsylvanians of whatever income already pay.
When people get a good look at this nutty idea, Herman’s poll numbers will go down the drain. His appeal is to the simple-minded who buy whatever is the latest fad getting all the buzz. When Herman finally comes under some scutiny, he’ll drop like a rock. The sooner the better with this plan.
This is stupendous news! Raising Cain!!
“NBC/WSJ poll: Cain now leads GOP pack (Cain 27% Romney 23% Perry 16%)”
Hey look MSM (and Perry supporters), it really IS a two man race!
Herman is not attacking Myth because he doesn’t have to in order to win. Rick Perry IS because he has to.
There’s also the fact that Cain is like the All State man.
3 polls now have confirmed Cain is the front runner. At this point, Perry is only helping Slick Willard. Not only that, Perry is unelectable whereas Cain will crush Hussein.
Has Cain flip-flopped on another major issue such as his tax plan? Remember he is not a politician by profession. He is a successful businessman, rocket scientist, problem solver. He is much much much less likely to lie than....say....Romney.
Exactly. A sonorous pitchman. That’s exactly what he is.
After the IRS is abolished, I’ll accept the 999 plan.
I feel your pain, with every poll coming out these days.
You DO understand the sales tax replaces much of the income tax, and is harder to raise since EVERYONE sees it if you raise it?
Ms. A. B. Stoddard was apparently named after A. B. Normal.
If you’re going to judge who the best candidate is based off how much big donors they have, I guess Romney is your guy. Actually, Obammy probably is.
The tax form for 9-9-9 plan will be the size of a postcard.
IRS’s job will be heckuva lot simpler. Less agents needed.
Actually, in 9-9-9, we have more substance than we ever had in hope and change.