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Cain surges despite scandal (Cain 32% Romney 15%)
Poll Position ^ | 11/2/11 | Eason Jordan

Posted on 11/02/2011 6:25:27 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009

Our new national poll finds Herman Cain is the breakaway frontrunner for the 2012 Republican nomination despite the fresh disclosure that he faced sexual harassment in the 1990s.

More Republicans and independents than ever say they want Herman Cain to win the Republican nomination.

Our national scientific poll was conducted last night, two days after the Cain controversy erupted and one day after Cain emphatically denied ever committing sexual harassment.

Among Republicans, Cain tops his next closest challenger, Mitt Romney, 33%-18%. They were followed by Newt Gingrich at 17% and Rick Perry at 12%.

Independents favored Cain over Romney 30%-11%, with Ginrich at 9% and Perry at 6%.

Among Republicans and independents combined, Cain garnered 32%, Romney 15%, Gingrich 13%, and Rick Perry 9%.

The poll question: “Who do you want to win the 2012 Republican presidential nomination – Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, or someone else?”

Our national scientific telephone survey was conducted November 1, 2011. We interviewed 1,032 registered voters – 417 Republicans (margin of error +/- 5%) and 343 independents (margin of error +/- 5%). The combined tally of 760 Republicans and independents has a margin of error of +/- 4%.

(Excerpt) Read more at pollposition.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; backfire; backlash; cain; cainsexualharrass; easonjordan; elections; epicfailrove; frontrunner; hermancain; poll; polls; romney; takethatkarlrove; teaparty
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WOW !

This was taken complete AFTER the scandal broke!

GO CAIN!!!!!!!

1 posted on 11/02/2011 6:25:29 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Someone on Fox actually made a distinction between sex scandals and workplace sexism.

There may be hope.


2 posted on 11/02/2011 6:28:53 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Cain - touching the better angels of our nature. Newt - knowledge is power.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

What scandal?

Don’t they really mean “attempted scandal”?


3 posted on 11/02/2011 6:28:56 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

“Our new national poll finds Herman Cain is the breakaway frontrunner for the 2012 Republican nomination”

I am really excited right now.


4 posted on 11/02/2011 6:29:05 AM PDT by Grunthor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0heL2Czeraw)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I think that people are awake and paying attention to the Alinsky tactics of the Marxists in the Media and the Regime.

This crap is going to backfire, big time.


5 posted on 11/02/2011 6:29:12 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

“despite”?

Because of. People recognize a political smear, when they see it.


6 posted on 11/02/2011 6:29:44 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America First)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Not "despite."

"Because of."

Making some hysterical Liberal woman "uncomfortable" is not a scandal.

Trying to turn it into a scandal IS a scandal.

The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.

7 posted on 11/02/2011 6:29:56 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.)
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8 posted on 11/02/2011 6:29:57 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Nice try MSM, but you convinced us long ago that allegations of sexual misconduct don’t matter.


9 posted on 11/02/2011 6:29:58 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Good. Regardless of what happens heading into Iowa, Herman Cain needs to succeed or fail based on the issues of the day and his ideas on how to handle it. These manufactured ‘scandals’ are a blight on our system.


10 posted on 11/02/2011 6:30:11 AM PDT by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

the GOP DC Establishment meetings must sound like kernels of corn that have been sitting in oil over an open fire....


11 posted on 11/02/2011 6:30:13 AM PDT by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

a Cain/Gingrich ticket sounds good to me


12 posted on 11/02/2011 6:30:39 AM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Grunthor

The best part....

The is BACKFIRING ON ROMNEY!

woot!

ROFL


13 posted on 11/02/2011 6:31:01 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Cain 2012!)
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

I agree Cain/Gingrich = Dream ticket


14 posted on 11/02/2011 6:31:27 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Cain 2012!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
I hope this whole thing takes Politico down a few notches.

They richly deserve it.

15 posted on 11/02/2011 6:31:30 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: NoGrayZone

L. O. L!!!

Outstanding.

16 posted on 11/02/2011 6:31:36 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America First)
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To: Howie66

Americans are getting a bellyfull of nasty Democrat politics.

Although I suspect this little trick was played by a Romneycare RINO Republican.

A Democrat would have waited in the bush’s with this one.


17 posted on 11/02/2011 6:31:41 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Romney’s numbers have gone down.

That’s the even bigger news in this.

Apparently either (1) Voters believe Romney is behind the smear, or (2) voters are so mad at the establishment media/GOP over this they are taking it out on the establishment candidate.


18 posted on 11/02/2011 6:32:23 AM PDT by Brookhaven
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Cain surges despite scandal

So far, the only "scandal" is the malicious attempt at character assassination by the Soros-owned "media."

No wonder so many people don't believe their crap anymore.

19 posted on 11/02/2011 6:32:27 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Hurrah me boys, for FREEDOM! `Tis the risin` o` the moon!)
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To: Howie66

Independents favored Cain over Romney .... 30 to 17??

Yikes.

Talked to a Ron Paul supporter last night ..he said of course he loves Paul, but Herman “will do.”

Paul supporters who eventually come to their senses (my own daughter included) could provide powerful sway as well.

Keep it going Herman!!!!!


20 posted on 11/02/2011 6:32:38 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

I like BOTH of them....and look forward to their debate.


21 posted on 11/02/2011 6:32:39 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

>>> “despite”? Because of. People recognize a political smear, when they see it. >>>

You stole my thunder on this one. You’re 100% right. Cain is surging BECAUSE of this scandal.

And did you catch the independents? I thought Romney was our answer to that /s


22 posted on 11/02/2011 6:33:08 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: WayneS

Or “alleged scandal”


23 posted on 11/02/2011 6:33:08 AM PDT by BigLittle
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Cain is strongest among young voters!


24 posted on 11/02/2011 6:33:28 AM PDT by iowamark (Rick Perry says I'm heartless.)
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To: Huskrrrr
Nice try MSM, but you convinced us long ago that allegations of sexual misconduct don’t matter.

Well said!

25 posted on 11/02/2011 6:34:16 AM PDT by BigLittle
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To: LibsRJerks

Whoops .. I mean he’s holding independents 30 to 11!! Even better! LOL.


26 posted on 11/02/2011 6:34:43 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: TexasFreeper2009
I think the accusations have only made him a stronger candidate.

Somebody's dirty little plan backfired in their face.


27 posted on 11/02/2011 6:35:12 AM PDT by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material. c)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
the fresh disclosure that he faced sexual harassment in the 1990s.

Eason.... copyediting is your friend!

28 posted on 11/02/2011 6:36:08 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Hurrah me boys, for FREEDOM! `Tis the risin` o` the moon!)
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To: Brookhaven
(1) Voters believe Romney is behind the smear, or (2) voters are so mad at the establishment media/GOP over this they are taking it out on the establishment candidate.

or = and

29 posted on 11/02/2011 6:36:11 AM PDT by spokeshave (Cain....100% American, 100% Black and 100% for the Constitution...999 an added benefit.)
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To: Howie66

It may be an Alinsky tactic by the democrat party but I don’t find it to be outside the realm of possibility that it could have also come from the campaign of mitt the twit.

Whichever side pushed out this crap, they’re getting it shoved up their asses.


30 posted on 11/02/2011 6:36:57 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Did you see Cain on Special report last nght, with the panel. he was so cool, relaxed..comfortable, like a man who knows tha he did nothing wrong, and has nothing to hide. ou can’t fake that.


31 posted on 11/02/2011 6:37:05 AM PDT by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I’m 100% Newt! Cain? No way. 999 is crap. Cain has a real hard time explaining things...he was on BO last night...he is really light years behind Newt on the issues. He is no way Presidential material....no way.


32 posted on 11/02/2011 6:37:09 AM PDT by maineman (BC EAGLES FAN)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

“The is BACKFIRING ON ROMNEY!”

Wether or not he did it.....people just don’t like that man and can see this as something he would have others do on his behalf..


33 posted on 11/02/2011 6:37:35 AM PDT by Grunthor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0heL2Czeraw)
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To: Grunthor

wow.... why was this taken out of braking news!?!

a post scandal poll that shows Cain surging and Romney dropping like a rock?


34 posted on 11/02/2011 6:38:47 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Cain 2012!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I really think it may have been Romney who leaked it.
Romney thought he was a shoe in till Cain showed up.
I wouldn’t put it past Romney.


35 posted on 11/02/2011 6:38:51 AM PDT by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: maineman

What are you going to do when Newt bows out?


36 posted on 11/02/2011 6:38:52 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: Brookhaven
Romney’s numbers have gone down.

That’s the even bigger news in this.

Apparently either (1) Voters believe Romney is behind the smear, or (2) voters are so mad at the establishment media/GOP over this they are taking it out on the establishment candidate.

My sentiments exactly. This is the first poll I've seen where it looks like Romney is slipping. The normal case is that he holds his precious 23%.

So I'm hoping this is a reliable poll.

37 posted on 11/02/2011 6:38:56 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: WayneS

Exactly. Gee, Bill Clinton is a rapist and as usual the Democrats are pushing a candidate, his wife, who is an enabler and only cares that he got caught. Can you imagine what kind of morally depraved President she would make? These two as well as he current one should be in jail cells. The Democrats have a penchant for choosing the lowest denominator candidates.


38 posted on 11/02/2011 6:39:57 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: WayneS
‘Attempted scandal’ = Libel/Slander/Character Assassination
39 posted on 11/02/2011 6:40:08 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
lol

misspelled breaking again :(

40 posted on 11/02/2011 6:40:16 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Cain 2012!)
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To: maineman

I am 100% Cain. Newt? He’s my fallback. I really like his ideas and his delivery. Newt is usually the smartest guy in the room. Any room, it doesn’t matter. He is very much Presidential material. If Cains’ campaign implodes, Newt is going to be my guy.

I would love to see a Cain/Gingrich ticket, or even vice versa.


41 posted on 11/02/2011 6:40:27 AM PDT by Grunthor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0heL2Czeraw)
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To: maineman

Newt and Cain are both excellent.

What we’re learning this week, is that Cain has that something which Ronald Reagan also had:

Teflon.

That gift that when attacked, others naturally rush to his defense. That’s a sign of leadership.


42 posted on 11/02/2011 6:41:03 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America First)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

A lot of times polls (unless they are Rasmussen or Gallup) don’t live very long in breaking news.


43 posted on 11/02/2011 6:41:36 AM PDT by Grunthor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0heL2Czeraw)
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To: ken5050

>> Did you see Cain on Special report last nght, with the panel. he was so cool, relaxed..comfortable, like a man who knows tha he did nothing wrong, and has nothing to hide. ou can’t fake that. >>

I did. I thought he “left some money on the table” with his state sales tax issue, which he is right on, but does not explain as well as I’d like. Same with life issues, where he understands his limitations to have the law he’d like on that, but does not close the deal on that either.

But yes, he was cool on the harassment issue, I agree, and overall very good.

I was disappointed in the low level of intellect shown last night by Bret and Dr. K.


44 posted on 11/02/2011 6:42:26 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Howie66

I really hope Newt continues to climb. I just can’t support Romney, no way. Cain is just foolish regarding the issues. He has no idea about foreign policy..I am embarrassed for him when he tries to answer important issue questions. This was a great opportunity for someone to stand out and take hold of the reigns....just really disappointing.


45 posted on 11/02/2011 6:43:22 AM PDT by maineman (BC EAGLES FAN)
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To: All

This weekend’s Lincoln-Douglas debate between Cain and Ginrich should help Cain project a man of dignity and strong faith (you’ve all seen Cain’s speech before).

I’m glass CSpan will provide live coverage on this debate. Again, this is like free advertisement for Cain.


46 posted on 11/02/2011 6:44:13 AM PDT by imchris
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I agree. I think it was because they felt pressured to cover everything in a short time period,and tey had to address the harassment scandal. What they should have done was to let the show run over an extra 30 minutes..they had a unique opportunity..with Cain right there.


47 posted on 11/02/2011 6:50:46 AM PDT by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I was made “uncomfortable” many times by a male co-worker who insisted in telling me highly suggestive stories and other things that should only be discussed between men. Bottom line: the guy is an idiot and I told him off. We now work in separate areas of the same office. He works in an area with one other male and we get along fine. Problem solved.


48 posted on 11/02/2011 6:50:55 AM PDT by sneakers (EAT YOUR PEAS!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Choo choo!


49 posted on 11/02/2011 6:51:14 AM PDT by Leep
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Hah! The MSM liberals must be at wit's end trying to figure out how to stop the Cain Train. This "scandal" gave him a surge in donations and a huge boost in the polls.

I think both Cain and Gingrich will benefit greatly from their Lincoln/Douglas debate on Saturday. C-SPAN will be televising it, broadcasting it on C-SPAN radio, and streaming it live on c-span.org. It starts at 8 p.m. EST. Make sure to tune in!

50 posted on 11/02/2011 6:51:20 AM PDT by Cato in PA (The Hermanator 2: Judgment Day 2012)
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