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Cain takes the lead in GOP race poll
Reuters ^ | 10/26/11

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 Cain’s support among Tea Party conservatives climbed to 32 percent in mid-October — up from 18 percent just a few weeks earlier.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; cain; conservative; conservativesunite; frontrunner; hermancain; momentum; steamroller
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"Boys there's a new Sheriff in town and he's a rais'n CAIN!"
1 posted on 10/25/2011 9:49:58 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: BenKenobi; justsaynomore

PINGINATOR!


2 posted on 10/25/2011 9:51:42 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

I’m pretty sure this has been pinged already. I can ping again...


3 posted on 10/25/2011 9:54:42 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: BenKenobi

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2797524/posts


4 posted on 10/25/2011 9:58:00 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: Kartographer

5 posted on 10/25/2011 10:26:13 PM PDT by South40 (Heartless since 1957)
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To: South40

RINO destroyer!!!!


6 posted on 10/25/2011 10:31:22 PM PDT by bobby.223 ("I'm the best there is Fats, I'm the best ya ever seen. Even if ya beat me I'm still the best!)
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To: Kartographer

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.


7 posted on 10/25/2011 10:32:56 PM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: South40

Nice pic. Herman Cain, RINO hunter.


8 posted on 10/25/2011 10:37:32 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: BenKenobi

Thanks. Just put that together minutes ago.


9 posted on 10/25/2011 10:39:12 PM PDT by South40 (Heartless since 1957)
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To: bobby.223
With a crossbow! :-)

Great tagline.

10 posted on 10/25/2011 10:44:37 PM PDT by South40 (Heartless since 1957)
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To: South40

Nice! I like it!


11 posted on 10/25/2011 10:48:52 PM PDT by DoctorBulldog (Cain will slay Unable!)
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To: Kartographer

Click on the Pic

12 posted on 10/25/2011 10:52:23 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: faucetman
“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. “

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.

13 posted on 10/25/2011 11:01:00 PM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: DoctorBulldog
Thank you my FRiend!

:-)

14 posted on 10/25/2011 11:02:36 PM PDT by South40 (Heartless since 1957)
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To: South40

Slick.


15 posted on 10/25/2011 11:15:28 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: Kartographer

If this holds, he should be in the center spot at the next debate?


16 posted on 10/25/2011 11:18:36 PM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: ASA Vet

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.


17 posted on 10/25/2011 11:25:55 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Mister Cain: a) IOWA upgrades, GOOD! b) Extend an offer to John Bolton to be your chief FP adviser)
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To: TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl

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.


18 posted on 10/25/2011 11:34:25 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Mister Cain: a) IOWA upgrades, GOOD! b) Extend an offer to John Bolton to be your chief FP adviser)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
state after state and its electoral votes goes into the Red (GOP) column

It sure would be great if one of the networks switched the colors so the CommiecRATs were shown in their associated RED color.

19 posted on 10/25/2011 11:43:37 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

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.


20 posted on 10/26/2011 12:01:56 AM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: Kartographer

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.


21 posted on 10/26/2011 12:44:25 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: faucetman

It does say that of the GOP fire that is going, most of it is Cain fire.


22 posted on 10/26/2011 12:51:32 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: AmericanInTokyo

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.


23 posted on 10/26/2011 12:54:02 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: South40

^5


24 posted on 10/26/2011 1:06:42 AM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR, so support it! Compiling New Sarah Ping List. Let me know if you want on it.)
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To: ASA Vet

9,051 views! I LIKE!


25 posted on 10/26/2011 1:09:14 AM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR, so support it! Compiling New Sarah Ping List. Let me know if you want on it.)
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To: South40

You bet!


26 posted on 10/26/2011 1:24:35 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Kartographer
Go Herman GO


27 posted on 10/26/2011 2:09:28 AM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter who FAILS to keep faith with the Military, WON'T keep faith with YOU!)
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To: Kartographer

Maybe the Flavor of the Century?

Herman Cain 2012!


28 posted on 10/26/2011 3:36:32 AM PDT by Da Mav
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To: Kartographer

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.


29 posted on 10/26/2011 3:52:06 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Kartographer
Cool, way to go Herman! I keep saying Hats are coning back but nobody believes me.

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')

30 posted on 10/26/2011 4:13:06 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: South40

Magnificent Picture.

And The crossbow is a nice touch!


31 posted on 10/26/2011 4:29:03 AM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: South40
Faaan.. Tastic pic.

(I gotta get me one of those hats so my Stetson isn't lonely)

32 posted on 10/26/2011 4:30:39 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: faucetman
The hope is that this settles the conservatives. Now we need to have Bachman and Santorum withdraw -- they have lost any chance they could have had. Gingrich is an outside chance, but a better VP to Cain. Perry, I like in some ways, but think he will have no chance in a debate against Obama.

But if the conservative vote in the GOP gets split between Perry and Cain, then Romney will be the GOP candidate

33 posted on 10/26/2011 4:36:42 AM PDT by Cronos (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2787101/posts?page=58#58)
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To: faucetman

“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!!!


34 posted on 10/26/2011 4:36:54 AM PDT by PreciousLiberty (Cain '12 - Take Back America!!!)
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To: faucetman
Do you want a little cheese to go with the whine??
35 posted on 10/26/2011 5:17:45 AM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: Kartographer
I hope he makes it.

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.

36 posted on 10/26/2011 5:30:12 AM PDT by Red6
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To: Kartographer
There's something about Herman Cain...


37 posted on 10/26/2011 5:34:44 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: South40

"Romney never had a chance..."


38 posted on 10/26/2011 5:36:07 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: faucetman
Wake up America the media is playing you like a fiddle.

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...

39 posted on 10/26/2011 5:38:35 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Kartographer
It is unfortunate that Obama became the first black President. With him this nation elected someone the preaches class warfare, self victimization, dependency on government cheese and do as I say not as I do. While Obama crushes vouchers for schools, is an advocate for abortion, the lawyers that want no contest divorces (easy money) etc., public health care, he and his family distance themselves from all these destructive behaviors or forces. You won't see the Obama children in a DC public school, Michael doesn't get her health care in a VA hospital, they aren't divorcing or having abortions...

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.

40 posted on 10/26/2011 5:40:25 AM PDT by Red6
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To: Caipirabob
"Romney never had a chance..."

And La Raza Rick Perry ran the other way crying.

41 posted on 10/26/2011 5:43:06 AM PDT by South40 (Heartless since 1957)
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To: Red6

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)


42 posted on 10/26/2011 5:54:14 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Cain - touching the better angels of our nature.)
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To: faucetman

Herman Cain October Polling (Newest at the bottom)

Perry Plummets, Cain Surges in Positive Intensity
http://www.gallup.com/poll/149924/Perry-Plummets-Cain-Surges-Positive-Intensity.aspx

CBS poll - Romney and Cain tied at 17%, Perry 12%
http://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/pdf/TheRepublicanRace.pdf

Quinnipiac University - Romney gets 22%, Cain 17% and Perry 14%
http://www.quinnipiac.edu/x1295.xml?ReleaseID=1655

ABC poll - Romney 25%, Cain and Perry tied for 16%
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/rick-perry-slips-herman-cain-rises-in-bid-for-gop-nomination-poll-

finds/2011/10/03/gIQASiJiJL_story.html

National Federation of Republican Women
Herman Cain – 48.9%, Rick Perry – 14.1% Mitt Romney – 13.3%
http://www.nfrw.org/news/20111002.htm

TeaCon straw poll - Cain 77%
http://www.wbez.org/story/herman-cain-wins-tea-party-straw-poll-illinois-92729

PPP
North Carolina: Cain 27, Romney/Gingrich 17
Nebraska: Cain 30, Gingrich 16, Romney 13
West Virginia: Cain 24, Gingrich 18, Romney 16
http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2011/10/cainmentum.html

Tea Party Nation poll
Herman Cain 44%, Gingrich 22%, Sarah Palin 9%
http://barrington-il.patch.com/blog_posts/herman-cain-wins-another-straw-poll

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%
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/65543.html

Midwestern Leadership Conference
Cain 52.6%, Bachmann 12.2%, Romney 11.1%
http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/09/cain-dominates-midwestern-leadership-conference-straw-poll/

Gallup
Romney 20%, Cain 18%, Perry 15%
http://www.gallup.com/poll/149990/Cain-Surges-Nearly-Ties-Romney-Lead-GOP-Preferences.aspx

Washington Post-ABC News Poll
Among GOP leaning adults - 22%, 20%, 12%
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/polls/postabcpoll_100211.html

The poll found Cain topping Obama by a narrow 43%-41%, Cain gets 24% of the African-American respondents.
http://pollposition.com/2011/10/10/cain-edging-obama/

Cain Leads South Carolina Republican Presidential Primary
Cain 26%, Romney 25%, Perry 15%
http://americanresearchgroup.com/

Cain leads Iowa caucus
Cain has 30% to Mitt Romney’s 22%, Ron Paul’s 10%
http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/iowa/

Cain leads National Poll
Cain 30%, Romney 22%, Gingrich 15%
www.businessinsider.com/shock-poll-herman-cain-leads-gop-nationally-2011-10

NBC/WSJ poll: Cain now leads GOP pack
Cain 27% Romney 23% Perry 16%
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44881446/ns/politics-decision_2012/

Lightning strikes twice: Cain 27, Romney 23, Perry 16, Paul 11
http://hotair.com/archives/2011/10/12/lightning-strikes-twice-cain-27-romney-23-perry-16-paul-11/

Cain Leading GOP Field in Florida
http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/herman-cain-leading-gop-2012-field-florida

Cain Leads GALLUP poll (Cain 23%; Romney/Perry at 18%)
http://www.gallup.com/poll/150134/Romney-Competitive-Top-GOP-Rivals-Among-Conservatives.aspx

Cain, not Romney, is now the favorite to win the GOP nomination
http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/11/cain-not-romney-is-now-the-favorite-to-win-the-gop-nomination/

Economist/YouGov poll (Herman Cain 33%, Mitt Romney 18%)
http://big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/20111011econToplines.pdf

Cain leads SC Republican Primary (Cain 32%, Romney 16%, Perry 12%)
http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2011-10-17/cain-leads-south-carolina-republican-primary-

race?v=1318813096

Florida Times Union/Morris Poll (Romney 32%, Cain 30%, Gingrich 11.7%, Perry 2.9%, Paul 2.7%)
http://www.scribd.com/doc/69112295/Florida-Presidential-Poll-from-Morris-News

IBOPE Zogby Poll (Cain 45%, Romney 21%, Rick Perry 7%, Bachmann, 1%)
http://www.zogby.com/news/2011/10/17/ibope-zogby-poll-cain-continues-pull-away-perry-bachmann-fading/

PPP
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%

Santorum

Ohio poll: Cain takes lead in GOP presidential race (Cain 34 Romney 19)
http://www.daytondailynews.com/blogs/content/shared-

gen/blogs/dayton/ohiopolitics/entries/2011/10/18/ohio_poll_cain_takes_lead_in_g.html

NBC News/Marist Poll 2012 South Carolina (Cain 30%, Romney 26%, Perry 9%, Gingrich 6%)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2795021/posts

Azimuth Poll - Texas Primary (Cain 33%, Perry 18%, Romney 7%)
http://www.fontcraft.com/azimuth/?p=113

Cain leads Nevada GOP poll (Cain 31%, Romney 29%, Gingrich 20%, Paul 10%, Perry 4%)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/oct/21/cain-tops-field-again-nevada-gop-straw-poll/

Illinois GOP Poll (Cain 23.4%, Romney 20.6%, Gingrich 7.6%, Perry 7.2%, Paul 6.6%)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2011/10/illinois-gop-voters-prefer-cain-in-siu-poll.html

IOWA - University of Iowa poll: Cain 37% Romney 27% Ron Paul 12% Perry 6%
http://news-releases.uiowa.edu/2011/october/102111Hawk%20Poll%20Topline.pdf

Civitas Poll: Cain Leads Obama in N.C. (46% to 41%)
http://www.nccivitas.org/2011/civitas-poll-cain-leads-obama-in-n-c/

Cain Trounces Romney in head to head matchup (Cain 39%, Romney 19%, Gingrich 12%, Paul 9%, Perry 8%)
http://www.zogby.com/news/2011/10/25/ibope-zogby-poll-cain-trounces-romney-head-head-matchup/

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%)
http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2011/10/another-good-week-for-cain.html

Herman Cain leads CBS/NYT poll (Cain 25%, Romney 21%, Gingrich 10%, Paul 8%, Perry)
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20125120-503544/herman-cain-tops-mitt-romney-in-latest-cbs-nyt-poll/


43 posted on 10/26/2011 6:19:31 AM PDT by justsaynomore (Cain 2012 - http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
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To: faucetman

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.


44 posted on 10/26/2011 6:25:37 AM PDT by dools0007world
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To: Kartographer

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.


45 posted on 10/26/2011 7:21:48 AM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: St. Louis Conservative
" I am sensing a slow, but steady consolidation of support to his direction."

Are you sure it isn't gas?

And which Newt will we get the Contract with America Newt or the Global Warming Kumbaya one?



46 posted on 10/26/2011 7:51:03 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

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.


47 posted on 10/26/2011 7:59:50 AM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: Red6

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!

Cheers


48 posted on 10/26/2011 8:02:43 AM PDT by DoctorBulldog (Cain will slay Unable!)
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To: faucetman

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.


49 posted on 10/26/2011 8:10:04 AM PDT by Mr Rogers ("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")
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To: Kartographer

“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...


50 posted on 10/26/2011 9:29:35 AM PDT by justsaynomore (Cain 2012 - http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
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