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.
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