Skip to comments.Herman Cain tops Mitt Romney in latest CBS/NYT poll
Posted on 10/25/2011 5:16:12 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009
Businessman Herman Cain is now atop the field of Republican White House hopefuls, squeaking past former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the latest CBS News/New York Times poll.
Cain garnered 25 percent support of Republican primary voters in the poll released Tuesday, compared to Romney's 21 percent.
In early October, the two men were tied at 17 percent.
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Seems suspicious. Why would these Marxists release a poll showing Cain on top?
The Cain Train is just fine. I am so thrilled about his. Great job Herman!!!!!! President Cain sure sounds awesome!!!!!
This is the guy Rove said has faded, right? The one Hume and foxnews said is done?
Hmmm... I'll take a stab at it... how about, because Cain's on top?
It is a two-man race, Cain and Romney.
Karl Rove has gone all in for Romney and is attempting to destroy Cain on the so-called gaffe problem
They we will turn it back around upon him then. These beltway elites make me sick.
I have never seen a candidate vaporize as quickly as Rick Perry has. Stick a fork in him . .
But he has so much money he can stay in the race as long as he pleases.
“The race is still open, as voters are not firm in their support of any of the candidates. About four of five voters said it is too early to say for sure who they support for the nomination, with just 19 percent saying their minds are already made up. That’s about the same as it was at this point in 2007.”
Rove and Hume just yesterday assured us that Cain is crashing. Rove even specifically said that Cain had peaked between 10/6 and 10/10 and is now tanking in the polls.
This is a poll asking mostly non-Republicans who should win the Republican nomination.
4% which is outside the margin of error, is now squeaking by.
They were tied at 17% and Herman went up 8% and romney went up 4%, so Herman doubled his new support.
"Milt Romney's tumble in latest CBS/NYT poll to Mr. Cain,
and Romney's recent collapsing loss to Mr Cain
in the 2012 Iowa Republican Caucus (Cain 28% Romney 21%)
means as little as Romney's plummeting career-ending loss to Mr. Cain
in the Newsmax poll (71% to 7% for Myth),
or Milt's shocking loss to Herman Cain in the PPP poll ,
or Milt's incredible 3 to 1 devastating loss to Herman Cain in Florida
or Romney's third place hopeless loss to Mr. Cain in the Presidential Straw Poll
of National Federation of Republican Women, or
even Romney's humiliating loss to Mr. Cain
in the October Newsmax/InsiderAdvantage poll,
or Romney's exsanguinating loss to Cain in the
Midwest Leadership Conference Straw Poll.
At the end of the the day, this will not matter to FOX News.
Never. No way. We are biased by the individuals we pimp.
From the desks of McGinniss and Ailes,
we at FOX News will continue to push
our Milt Romney on you as THE "leading candidate"
even when you know it is obviously not true."
The best part of the poll is that Romney’s support has dropped significantly from other recent polls taken, which has (or will) put Cain as the clear leader on RCP (when they update with these new numbers)
And that raises an interesting point...Romney was supposed to be the most popular candidate with non-Republicans and this poll indicates that Cain is their favorite.
1,475 interviews were conducted among registered voters and 455 voters who said they plan to vote in a Republican primary. The margin of error among primary voters is plus or minus four percentage points.
So basically, Cain and Romney are statistically tied when polling a sample of voters weighted with non-Republicans who were asked "who do you think Republicans will vote for?".
Means absolutely nothing.
Either the people interpreting the poll are incompetent or there is an ulterior motive for making Cain look strong.
I just noticed that also, among just the tea party respondents the numbers were even more devastating for Romney, it was Cain 32, Romney 18.
Which means Cain is WAY ahead among all groups.
IMHO...Cain is nothing but a spoiler....similar to Palin. The difference is...he declared. Is his following real?? Not sure because a HIGH majority of Repub voters are still not committed. That makes the poll...a $3 bill.
Does nobody (in the elite GOP) see that Romney made a HUGE gaffe last week with “I’m running for office for Pete’s Sake, I can’t have illegals!”
Yes, I hate these types of polls. However, when Perry was doing well in these types of polls, people held them up like gospel. I would like to see the breakdown of how likely Republican voters voted in this poll...I wager this was high for Cain. Also, I’d normally not read too much into this type of poll, except that it jives with all the other ones out. Cain is a certified front runner.
Target identification by the left.
They really, and rightly, fear this man.
His debate with Newt is going to be a major hurdle for him to cross, if he comes out of that one well, I think he wins this thing.
Now if only Perry would drop out.........
There are only two people who give a crap what Rove has to say anymore.....Sean Hannity and Karl Rove.
“It won’t stop C.B.S., A.P., Reuters, MSNBC and others from referring to Romney as the “front runner”. “
And even Fox.
I keep thinking, they can’t be stupid enough to believe what they just said.
They must think I’m stupid enough to believe it.
You’ve got it backwards, Perry is the spoiler. He is the only one that could prevent conservatives from beating Romney (with a Cain).
This can’t be right, Karl Rove and Charles Krauthammer said last night Cain peaked and his poll numbers were falling, citing last week’s outlier AP poll showing Romney up 4.
Hopefully he'll spend his treasure taking down Weird Willy. Willard is a big AH with unbridled ambition, willing to do or say anything in his quest to become a Mormon god. We are better off with 4 more years of the sock puppet than that prick.
your right, that particular poll from last week now looks like an outlier, since Romney polls in the low 20’s in nearly every other recent poll including this one.
Do you have anything to back that up? Or is this just you making stuff up?
From the article, “Cain garnered 25 percent support of Republican primary voters in the poll released Tuesday, compared to Romney's 21 percent
Cain needs to clobber Romney on:
#1 Global warming
Even though Herman’s been taking a lot of hits in the last week or so, he stays on top and keeps advancing. Looking stronger and stronger.
Put me on the Cain Train onyx. All ABOARD!!
Looks like his outdated "energy plan" and rewarmed flat tax aren't helping La Raza Rick.
I saw the fox news thing and I was like WTF? They’re pushing for their man Mitt hard.
“...squeaking past Romney...”?
Tied 17/17 in early October. Now Cain leads 25/21 in late October. Sounds more like a blow-by.
Yes, and I’m pulling for him to do well and I have faith we will. Herman Cain is honest and he will speak from his heart.
Nobody will care that he’s not a policy wonk.
He can hire and staff the best and most premiere conservative minds in his cabinet to advise him in areas he’s dealt with before.
Everyone also knows that Mr. Speaker is always the smartest guy in the room, so by shwoing up, Herman Cain is already a great man and winner.
I am absolutely shocked that no one has attacked Romney yet on the free healthcare for illegal aliens angle thru Romneycare.
Once someone lands that blow in a debate, Romney is done.
That is 10 times worse than the tuition issue, since it also touches on Romneycare.
Karl is in the tank for Romney.....
Fox News is the RSM (RINO Stream Media).
Bill O’Reilly leaned on his regular guest Bernard Goldberg about the “purists” as O’Reilly called them (Monday October 17th) who don’t want a Romney as the nominee.
Cain looks like the one to beat Romney right now.
Not my first choice but the last man standing after the debate meatgrinder.
I can understand someone such as Perot or John Anderson being called a spoiler, perhaps even Nader, but certainly not the front-runner.
Cain is leading in all national polls. He’s leading in virtually every state by wide margins. Heck, he’s leading in Texas by a huge margin.
When he’s being sworn in a year from January, will you still be dissing him?
WOO-HOO! Thanks very much, dearest Bray!!!
I'll notify BenKenobi!
The “mainstream” republicans just need to get out of the way and get on board the Cain train, because he’s the frontrunner...
isn’t that their logic?
actually they did their best to hide how far ahead Cain really is, the polls numbers at the top are of adults.... not even republicans, just adults. When you dig a little deaper you see that Cain is much further ahead with conservatives 32-18.
Ya beat me to it. I think demrat polling indicates Cain is the real thing. Palin Tea Party conservatives and indies have swung to Cain wholesale. These are real voters—not a gaggle of voting age people.
Cain’s continued success is his to lose at this point—IMHO.
The national GOP has a real problem now that Cain is undisputed front runner. It will have to capitulate to the conservatives or continue the fruitless Romney drum beating. As the demrat party controls the RINO-led GOP I don’t see the demrats allowing the GOP to be retaken by conservatives. Demrat Marxists know this is their last shot. I don’t see them giving up control of the GOP.
That throws the ball back in the lap of Tea Party conservatives snd enlightened indies. The question will be what are we prepared to do? If your answer is vote for the RINO you are part of the problem.
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