Skip to comments.Cain takes the lead in GOP race – poll
Posted on 10/25/2011 9:49:55 PM PDT by Kartographer
Businessman Herman Cain has pulled ahead of Mitt Romney and now leads the field of 2012 Republican candidates, according to a new New York Times/ CBS News poll.
Cain has 25 percent support among Republican primary voters, compared with 21 percent support for the former Massachusetts governor.
The two candidates were tied at 17 percent in the previous NYT/CBS poll released on Oct. 3.
The new poll shows Cains support among Tea Party conservatives climbed to 32 percent in mid-October up from 18 percent just a few weeks earlier.
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I’m pretty sure this has been pinged already. I can ping again...
Before you too excited, 2 clicks and I found this info.
“About eight in 10 Republican primary voters say it is still too early to tell whom they will support, and just four in 10 say they have been paying a lot of attention to the 2012 presidential campaign, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll. “
80% of Republican PRIMARY voters don’t know who they will support
60% of them aren’t even paying attention yet.
So how important is your poll now? Wake up America the media is playing you like a fiddle.
Nice pic. Herman Cain, RINO hunter.
Thanks. Just put that together minutes ago.
Nice! I like it!
You have a point... but unfortunately the early results are important. It is a race where the early positions do make a difference whether or not 80% of the voters know who they want right now. In the 2000 primary President G.W. Bush had collected so much campaign money and put together such an impressive organization early in the race that he had it won almost before it even began. This happened before most Republican voters knew who they wanted. By the South Carlina Primary President Bush was the front runner and never really looked back.
Gov. Perry hoped to do something similar, but made some missteps and then Mr. Cain started his surge. Even with Gov. Perry's poll numbers down in single digits, his organization and money still make him a front runner. Mr. Cain has the charisma and conservative credentials to excite the base and he has started raising a lot of money. He also knows how organize people and get results that makes him a front runner. And of course there is the slow and steady Gov. Romney who has the solid support of the Republican establishment; that makes him the other front runner.
These early events and poll numbers are very important to the eventual outcome of the race. It is too early to know how the race will turn out, but the early moves can have a profound effect on the eventual outcome.
If this holds, he should be in the center spot at the next debate?
God willing and we can take our country back, that funny graphic will be one of many graphics on Free Republic on Election Night 2012, as we all watch with a mixed sense of thankfulness, disbelief and relief of the (political) drubbing Comrade Obama will get by Cain as state after state and its electoral votes goes into the Red (GOP) column, and Obama is forced to give his concession speech with a face as somber as the politbureau members at Brezhnev’s funeral. Oh would I love to hear “Reverend G-D America’s” sermon for THAT week! The MSM will also be in deep mourning, wearing black I predict. They will NOT be happy campers over the Counterrevolution from coast to coast that thwarted their 8-year-long, installment plan Marxist coup d’etat plans.
Watch, though. If moderated or sponsored by an Establishment backed organization, you can be SURE they will put Rick and Mitt right up there, with their bright red politician’s neckties, right in the middle, and then turn them on each other and make it a “two man race” between no real choices, cutting out the other participants both through numbers of questions and visual imagery. They do this every stinking 4 years, I have seen it for at least 30 years. They want to narrow it down to their controllable puppets every time, and limit the choices to a wider field. Sorry, they don’t decide that anymore.
It sure would be great if one of the networks switched the colors so the CommiecRATs were shown in their associated RED color.
I don’t know about you, but I’ll be inviting ALL my FReeper friends in the Austin area for a smashing barbeque.
I just wish I had an acreage still and we could have a real party. :) This will have to do.
Some of these candidates that don’t stand a chance in hell of winning need to get out and get behind Cain in order to keep Romney sinking.
....Unless Mittens is in the process of buying them off.
It does say that of the GOP fire that is going, most of it is Cain fire.
Perry is less mushy than Romney in a majority of areas — but not all, including areas that Cain apparently cares a lot about, leading to a paradoxical race where the Hermanator is happier with Mitt than with Rick.
9,051 views! I LIKE!
Maybe the Flavor of the Century?
Herman Cain 2012!
Quick and easy ways to boost Herman: send me something then “like” him on facebook. The facebook “like” count is the latest measurement of support looked at by Tokyo Rove and his gang. It’s like an ongoing poll.
Now all we hat wearers need is a STOO-PID™ Cleaner than can clean and block them like back in the olden days.
(The hat's demise was all JFK's fault. 'series')
And The crossbow is a nice touch!
(I gotta get me one of those hats so my Stetson isn't lonely)
But if the conservative vote in the GOP gets split between Perry and Cain, then Romney will be the GOP candidate
“So how important is your poll now?”
Very important, because the people paying attention now are trendsetters who’ll be out campaigning and influencing others later on. Plus, Cain’s rise among those who are paying attention now clearly shows he’s a viable candidate who can win. I believe the Tea Party movement will re-energise over the coming months, and no other candidate fits the Tea Party mold as well as does Cain.
These times call for a citizen patriot, not a career politician. Herman Cain clearly loves America, and will work to put her back on the right path.
Herman Cain for President!!!
I think his mix of experience and common sense, tenacious drive, pragmatism when dealing with issues as well as not being a completely bought Washington political tool, makes him the ideal candidate.
So who do you support and see as being the most viable conservative candidate? Seriously?
Primaries are a few months away, with significant ones taking place early. Because of that manipulation, these polls are important NOW...
Obama has done more to create racial tension and to damage the black community than some of the most outright racist politicians in the past.
I think Cain could be what Obama said he was, but isn't.
And La Raza Rick Perry ran the other way crying.
Conservative ‘political junkies’ who discerned the phony early on were in the minority and no match for the media appealing to voters with their lies and propaganda.
Americans are a trusting bunch - but now that a majority realize they were BAM-boozled - they are angry, ashamed and ready to right the wrong. (Well, I hope I’m right)
Herman Cain October Polling (Newest at the bottom)
Perry Plummets, Cain Surges in Positive Intensity
CBS poll - Romney and Cain tied at 17%, Perry 12%
Quinnipiac University - Romney gets 22%, Cain 17% and Perry 14%
ABC poll - Romney 25%, Cain and Perry tied for 16%
National Federation of Republican Women
Herman Cain 48.9%, Rick Perry 14.1% Mitt Romney 13.3%
TeaCon straw poll - Cain 77%
North Carolina: Cain 27, Romney/Gingrich 17
Nebraska: Cain 30, Gingrich 16, Romney 13
West Virginia: Cain 24, Gingrich 18, Romney 16
Tea Party Nation poll
Herman Cain 44%, Gingrich 22%, Sarah Palin 9%
Herman Cain’s New Hampshire surge found in second poll
WMUR/UNH poll - Romney at 37%, Cain at 12% and Paul at 9%.
Mitt Romney 38%, Cain 20%, Ron Paul 13%
Midwestern Leadership Conference
Cain 52.6%, Bachmann 12.2%, Romney 11.1%
Romney 20%, Cain 18%, Perry 15%
Washington Post-ABC News Poll
Among GOP leaning adults - 22%, 20%, 12%
The poll found Cain topping Obama by a narrow 43%-41%, Cain gets 24% of the African-American respondents.
Cain Leads South Carolina Republican Presidential Primary
Cain 26%, Romney 25%, Perry 15%
Cain leads Iowa caucus
Cain has 30% to Mitt Romneys 22%, Ron Pauls 10%
Cain leads National Poll
Cain 30%, Romney 22%, Gingrich 15%
NBC/WSJ poll: Cain now leads GOP pack
Cain 27% Romney 23% Perry 16%
Lightning strikes twice: Cain 27, Romney 23, Perry 16, Paul 11
Cain Leading GOP Field in Florida
Cain Leads GALLUP poll (Cain 23%; Romney/Perry at 18%)
Cain, not Romney, is now the favorite to win the GOP nomination
Economist/YouGov poll (Herman Cain 33%, Mitt Romney 18%)
Cain leads SC Republican Primary (Cain 32%, Romney 16%, Perry 12%)
Florida Times Union/Morris Poll (Romney 32%, Cain 30%, Gingrich 11.7%, Perry 2.9%, Paul 2.7%)
IBOPE Zogby Poll (Cain 45%, Romney 21%, Rick Perry 7%, Bachmann, 1%)
Iowa: 26% Cain, 18% Romney, 12% Gingrich, 11% Bachmann, 10% Paul, 6% Perry, 1% Huntsman, 0% Santorum
New Hampshire: 39% Romney, 24% Cain, 11% Paul, 5% Bachmann, 5% Gingrich, 5% Huntsman, 2% Perry, 0%
Ohio poll: Cain takes lead in GOP presidential race (Cain 34 Romney 19)
NBC News/Marist Poll 2012 South Carolina (Cain 30%, Romney 26%, Perry 9%, Gingrich 6%)
Azimuth Poll - Texas Primary (Cain 33%, Perry 18%, Romney 7%)
Cain leads Nevada GOP poll (Cain 31%, Romney 29%, Gingrich 20%, Paul 10%, Perry 4%)
Illinois GOP Poll (Cain 23.4%, Romney 20.6%, Gingrich 7.6%, Perry 7.2%, Paul 6.6%)
IOWA - University of Iowa poll: Cain 37% Romney 27% Ron Paul 12% Perry 6%
Civitas Poll: Cain Leads Obama in N.C. (46% to 41%)
Cain Trounces Romney in head to head matchup (Cain 39%, Romney 19%, Gingrich 12%, Paul 9%, Perry 8%)
Ohio - (Cain 28%, Romney 23%, Paul 8%, Gingrich 7%, Perry and Bachman 4%)
Wisconsin - (Cain’s 30%, Romney 18%, Gingrich/Perry, 12%, Paul 8%, Bachman 5%)
Nevada - (Romney 29% , Cain 28%, Gingrich 15%, Paul 7%, Perry 6%)
Herman Cain leads CBS/NYT poll (Cain 25%, Romney 21%, Gingrich 10%, Paul 8%, Perry)
I find your myopia interesting. Are you telling me anyone of the rest of the Pubbie/conservastive pres. primary field would not give their eye teeth to be in Cain’s position right now?
Try something sweet and give up the sour grapes you’re sucking on.
Cain is a salesman, and I guess was a pretty solid businessan, but he’s not a politician......and I’m sorry to say folks, you MUST be a good politician to win elections, and if you don’t win, what the f**k is the point? There’s no points for effort. Someone wins and someone loses. Obama will be playing to win, and we need a seasoned politician to beat him. That being said, we want the most conservative possible politician to beat him. In my view, that is Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich. I know that many folks around do not like Romney, and to be honest, he ain’t my favorite either, but he is INFINITELY better than Obama, and any conservative who does not support Romney over Obama is giving aid and support to the re-election of Obama. It really is that simple.
I have always liked Newt, despite the fact that he has a huge ego and enjoys self-promotion. I am sensing a slow, but steady consolidation of support to his direction. I would love for him to re-emerge, and would rather have him over Romney.
Perry is done - we do not want a Bush redux. He is too easy to caricature, and I don’t want any distractions away from Obama’s record and the economy.
I think you’re reaching if you think Newt would push for cap n trade if elected. The GOP is overwhelmingly against that, and Newt isn’t stupid. I think appearing with Pelosi was a cynical ploy to boost his approval ratings. I don’t really think he’s a supporter of cap n tax.
It’s that whole King Saul thing all over again: The people said they wanted a king. Even when told that their wealth would be redistributed by the king (hey, it’s in the Bible) and they would no longer own anything, they still insisted on a king.
So, God gave them King Saul, and they suffered greatly. All the while, God was preparing a new, better king—King David!
Is that what you were saying when Perry leaped up in the polls?
This doesn’t mean Cain is going to coast to the nomination. It does spell big trouble for Perry, because his strength was that he, supposedly, was the conservative who could win support for everyone. But when someone goes up, and THEN way down, it spells trouble.
“And which Newt will we get the Contract with America Newt or the Global Warming Kumbaya one?”
That is why I wouldn’t want Gingrich at the top of the ticket. I don’t trust that he is back to his conservative roots.
In one of he debates, when Newt was asked about Education, his reply was about giving K-12 schools pell grants. PELL GRANTS? How can anyone thing that throwing more money at schools is going to fix anything? It costs me less than $1000 per kid to homeschool my kids, but I pay my county $10k per kids for them to teach kids. And you know the vast majority of that money isn’t going to the teachers. The problem with schools IS the government. We have to get government out of the way and put control of education back into the hands of the parents and teachers.
But I digress... point is, I think Newt still has some shades of big spender in him...