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Election 2012: Republican Presidential Primary National Poll: Cain 26%, Romney 23%, Gingrich 14%
Rasmussen Reports ^ | 3 Nov 2011

Posted on 11/03/2011 4:32:59 PM PDT by mandaladon

Georgia businessman Herman Cain, who continues to battle past allegations of sexual harassment, draws the most support nationally for the Republican nomination.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely GOP Primary voters shows Cain with 26% of the vote over former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s 23%. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich draws 14% support, with no other GOP contender reaching double-digits. Thirteen percent (13%) of GOP voters are undecided at this time. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

As for the rest of the field, Texas Governor Rick Perry picks up eight percent (8%) support, Texas Congressman Ron Paul gets seven percent (7%), both Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman each pick up two percent (2%), while former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum draws support from just one percent (1%).

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KEYWORDS: 2012; booktourover; cain; elections; frontrunner; hermancain; karlrovesad; poll; polls; takethatkarlrove
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The Cain train keeps on rolling!!!!!!!!
1 posted on 11/03/2011 4:33:01 PM PDT by mandaladon
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2 posted on 11/03/2011 4:36:24 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: mandaladon

That’s where my money is.

Cain 2012


3 posted on 11/03/2011 4:38:10 PM PDT by loucon
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To: mandaladon
A vote for Perry is a vote for Romney.

I want you Perry swooners to consider this carefully: If he can't debate effectively, think of the 'deer in the headlights' look he would have had in front of the cameras if he had but one incident like the several bogus shots Cain has just endured.

4 posted on 11/03/2011 4:38:23 PM 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: Carry_Okie
A vote for Perry is a vote for Romney.

Stop giving Oklahoma a bad name with stupid statements in a public domain for crying out loud.

5 posted on 11/03/2011 4:41:03 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Carry_Okie

“A vote for Perry is a vote for Romney.”

That sounds familiar, but Perry’s support is so low that I’ve changed it to Newt...who I do respect - but I think that Cain is stronger candidate when it comes to going up against Hillary.

“I want you Perry swooners to consider this carefully: If he can’t debate effectively, think of the ‘deer in the headlights’ look he would have had in front of the cameras if he had but one incident like the several bogus shots Cain has just endured. “

An important thing to notice here is the amount of time before this attack broke on Cain - it was WEEKS. I have NO DOUBT that the same would have happened to Perry, if he was able to stay in the lead for more than 5 hours.


6 posted on 11/03/2011 4:43:59 PM PDT by BobL (A vote for Gingrich is a vote for Romney)
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To: Carry_Okie

“think of the ‘deer in the headlights’ look he would have had in front of the cameras if he had but one incident like the several bogus shots Cain has just endured.”

He had a great interview with CNN’s John King today.


7 posted on 11/03/2011 4:54:17 PM PDT by independent in tx
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To: Carry_Okie
A vote for Perry is a vote for Romney.

Don't worry. There will be too few of them to make a difference.


8 posted on 11/03/2011 4:56:27 PM PDT by jjsheridan5
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To: mandaladon

Can you say BACKFIRE????

I love this guy more and more that he tells the media to F off

when that bozo kept asking him question over and over after he just finished saying he was not answering... and he told him “what did I just say”

I would have sent him ANOTHER check if he had slapped him on the head


9 posted on 11/03/2011 4:56:54 PM PDT by Mr. K (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.)
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To: Mr. K
1. Cain

2. Newt

10 posted on 11/03/2011 4:59:30 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: mandaladon; magritte; rintense; Cincinatus' Wife; South40

Great news! Cain’s number one even after Perry tried to screw him. Perry as usual is in single digits. Getting pretty close to the bottom of the barrel....no wait, he is there for sure. Some Perry Lovers think that Perry is coming back....ROTFLMAO. Oh best news of the day is that “jla” has been zotted by Jim. Getting rid of them one by one.....HAPPY DAY!!!!!


11 posted on 11/03/2011 5:00:25 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: EGPWS
Stop giving Oklahoma a bad name with stupid statements in a public domain for crying out loud.

Perry's supporters here have made precisely that argument against Cain, repeatedly. Doth the irony of it sting too mightily?

Too bad. I've endured that kind of crap from the RINOS on this forum for long enough to have earned the pleasure of payback, especially when Rove and crew ran Arnold in California, thus wrecking our last chance to save this misbegotten State. They told us he was a "fiscal conservative" and then we watched him bankrupt the State in bond debt and regulation. Perry's supporters tell us he is a true conservative while he abets the hispandering of America into a the land of demographic no-return.

So, cry all you want. It will be repeated until he mercifully departs.

12 posted on 11/03/2011 5:02:46 PM 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: napscoordinator; mandaladon; magritte; rintense; Cincinatus' Wife; South40
NO f'n way on jla! A well-earned zotting.

And Cain is in first. Sweet!

13 posted on 11/03/2011 5:03:15 PM PDT by rintense (ABO is not a winning strategy.)
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To: scooby321

I don’t think so.

I think it’s going to be a totally Catholic ticket.

You can figure that out, right?


14 posted on 11/03/2011 5:07:02 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: rintense; napscoordinator; mandaladon; magritte; Cincinatus' Wife; South40

Yep. True. HAPPY DAY for sure. Jim knows how to clean house. A few more would be nice too!!!!! Won’t mention any names......


15 posted on 11/03/2011 5:07:48 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Carry_Okie
I've endured that kind of crap from the RINOS on this forum for long enough to have earned the pleasure of payback, especially when Rove and crew ran Arnold in California, thus wrecking our last chance to save this misbegotten State.

Good luck with your payback and enjoy it until you b!tch about what it is that you finally achieve with your "change".

For all we know by next November the country will be screaming for Perry....or possibly Gingrich...or perhaps Bachmann.

There is plenty of time for political venting before the elections.

16 posted on 11/03/2011 5:10:11 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: mandaladon

I wonder how the “polls’ would change if Sarah Palin re-introduced herself to being a candidate for the next election?


17 posted on 11/03/2011 5:10:39 PM PDT by Eye of Unk
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To: mandaladon

The Romney-Rove RINOs can’t derail Cain....and Texas can keep their RINO Perry even if he didn’t have a hand in helping the DNC media scandal-mongering.


18 posted on 11/03/2011 5:10:46 PM PDT by RasterMaster ("To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: mandaladon; BobL; Carry_Okie; EGPWS; independent in tx; jjsheridan5; loucon; Mr. K; musicman; ...
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Much like what the government does with unemployment statistics, the following chart represents a 4-poll "rolling average" for the latest 20+ polls listed at RealClearPolitics.com (plus recent weekly national polls from YouGov).

I also weighted the polls by their size. For example, a poll with a survey size of 1000 was weighted proportionately heavier than an 324 survey size.


Weighted 4-Poll Rolling Averages of the latest 20+ Polls listed at RCP [as of Nov 3rd]
plus the "YouGov" 10/25, 10/18 and 10/11 polls,
  and the 11/1 Poll Position poll inserted chronologically



*I estimated Ron Paul's support in the 11/1 Poll Position at 7.9% in order for his strength to neither go up or down at that point.

(I have the methodology of this chart on my profile page, but it needs to be updated with the most recent polls)
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19 posted on 11/03/2011 5:13:58 PM PDT by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: Mr. K
You are right Mr. K, that Herman Cain is telling the MSM and driveby's to "f" off.

He is apparantly taking Donald Trump's advice is is going to go nuclear back upon them, including possible legal action....this will really flush the "oppos" cockroaches out from under the carpet who planted this scorched-earth, uncalled-for "scam" and "scandal" (smear) with Politico.

As a result, if it turns out those who contrived this hatchet job on Herman Cain never can work another day in politics and have to take a job as a shoe salesman down at the nearby Foot Locker, while it will just make my day. They will definitely deserve all the backfire in their face that can be generated...and it will also serve as a warning to others. BACK OFF on the smears! Libs. Rino's. RNC-types. Talking heads. Former high-flying advisors. I don't care who you are. Just BACK OFF.

20 posted on 11/03/2011 5:17:08 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Any GOP Nominee Proven To Have Trashed Cain By Smears Can Expect No Vote From Me in Nov. 2012)
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To: mandaladon

What a cast of characters:
Flippsy Mittsy
Herman One Note
Tex the Befuddled
Professor Newt

And bit parts still played by:

Bug-eyed Michelle
Rick, the pissy altar boy

Guess I’m leaning toward the professor. But,honestly, this is not looking good.


21 posted on 11/03/2011 5:23:17 PM PDT by vekzen
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To: loucon

Ruck Fomney. Just sent Cain a Franklin. There’s more where it came from.


22 posted on 11/03/2011 5:28:21 PM PDT by glock rocks (Wait, what? Channel surfing without a remote since 2001)
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To: vekzen

I have been reading about George Washington and how he shaped the idea of the Presidency by his virtue and character. The early states delegates voted on the premise of a “President” by the persona of George Washington. I realize we have no one near him in any category, but it begins to dawn on me that we should be looking for a statesman who will help us through some very troubling waters ahead. Guess who best matches up in the areas of statesmanship, projection, proven leadership, global gravitas, yep, NEWT GINGRICH!


23 posted on 11/03/2011 5:29:31 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: mandaladon

“The Cain train keeps on rolling!!!!!!!!”

Yes it does. Also Newt continues his slow but steady rise in the polls. Karl Rove’s man Mitt Romney is stuck in the low 20’s.


24 posted on 11/03/2011 5:32:50 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: rintense
NO f'n way on jla! A well-earned zotting.

I saw that. That is good news.

And here is the post that did it.

So if we don't support Perry we're 'white trash'?

Good riddance.

25 posted on 11/03/2011 5:40:10 PM PDT by South40 (Heartless since 1957)
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To: mandaladon
Perry falling back into the pack, Gingrich closing fast on the outside. Going into the backstretch...
26 posted on 11/03/2011 5:42:03 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: EGPWS
Not many things are certain in life, but one thing we know for sure--come November the country will not be screaming for Perry.
27 posted on 11/03/2011 5:45:54 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: AmericanInTokyo
What the whorehouse media has failed to take into account-- Herman Cain is not one of them. The usual pusillanimous politician is much like the usual venereally diseased reporter-- a panty-waist trembling at the thought of offending someone who already agrees with them.

Cain is a Man, and the media have no idea how to take him down. Even the so-called republicans are baffled--the more they disparage and sow seeds of doubt, the higher his contributions go! Trust me--the usual snatch attacks will not work on him.

28 posted on 11/03/2011 5:50:47 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: princess leah

Guess who best matches up in the areas of statesmanship, projection, proven leadership, global gravitas, yep, NEWT GINGRICH!

I agree. I hope Newt can rise to this moment in history and show himself to be the candidate who can reinvigorate the idea of American exceptionalism. It makes sense that after electing a inexperienced, disingenuous, far left narcissist that America would turn to wise, experienced statesman who understands American greatness. I could see it happening, but Newt needs to answer the bell.


29 posted on 11/03/2011 5:53:19 PM PDT by vekzen
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To: EGPWS
For all we know by next November the country will be screaming for Perry....or possibly Gingrich...or perhaps Bachmann.

Speak for yourself please.

30 posted on 11/03/2011 5:53:54 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RINOcrat Party is still in charge. There has never been a conservative American government.)
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To: Carry_Okie

Tony La Russa?


31 posted on 11/03/2011 5:56:28 PM PDT by vekzen
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To: princess leah
Me too. A few months ago, I never thought I would be supporting Newt, but I am and I am happy about it. The guy is brilliant, perhaps a tad arrogant, but no one's perfect.

Romney wouldn't change a thing...absolutely no backbone. At least Newt's state of the union speeches will be worth listening to.

32 posted on 11/03/2011 5:57:03 PM PDT by Dave W
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To: Parley Baer
Karl Rove’s man Mitt Romney is stuck in the low 20’s.

Interesting how Karl Rove -- officially "unaligned" -- has been actively flogging the Herman Cain sexual harrassment story. And, this afternoon on Hannity, he found time to take some pointed shots at Gingrich, as well.

All in the interest of "objective reporting", of course.

Talk about snakes. Pudgy little snakes...

33 posted on 11/03/2011 6:01:11 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: napscoordinator
...best news of the day is that “jla” has been zotted by Jim.

Now that is some very good news. 'Bout time that serial disruptor got the boot.

Do you happen to know how he came to embrace the holy amperage?

34 posted on 11/03/2011 6:18:13 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Eye of Unk
I wonder how the “polls’ would change if Sarah Palin re-introduced herself to being a candidate for the next election?

It might take a week or two for a lot of folks to actually believe she was honestly in the race, but after that, I think she'd skyrocket to the top.

35 posted on 11/03/2011 6:22:26 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Here is the great news!!!!!!!!!! South40 was kind enough to let us know.

One of the more obnoxious Perry supporters has gone the way of the zot. This one called Herman Cain supporters “white trash”.

http://www.freerepublic.com/~jla/

You can read about it here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2802123/posts

Posts 47, 52 & 79.


36 posted on 11/03/2011 6:23:25 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: mandaladon

Sexual harassment? Even if he implodes, it’ll be worth it to bury Romney.


37 posted on 11/03/2011 6:25:33 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: napscoordinator

“One of the more obnoxious Perry supporters has gone the way of the zot.”

So I’m white trash for supporting Mr. Cain, eh? Learn something new every day.

It smells better around here already. A good zot does that. Leaves that lingering ozone smell that clears the sinuses.


38 posted on 11/03/2011 6:41:21 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Proudly heaping scorn on the socialism-lite gop since 2004!)
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To: napscoordinator

Thanks for the link to the zot of the day, Naps. I thanked Jim for taking that trash out of the house. It had become rancid beyond all tolerance.


39 posted on 11/03/2011 6:52:31 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: mandaladon

The top 3 contenders actually remind me a little of the top 3 commiecrat contenders for their ‘08 nomination.

There’s an African-American who has very little political experience, but articulates broad ideas that endear him to the party base. For them, Barack Obama, for us, Herman Cain.

There’s a really smart figure best known for their role in the 1990’s, but who carries a lot of political baggage. For them, Hillary Clinton, for us, Newt Gingrich.

There’s a creepy, plastic guy from a state generally associated with the other party, who insists that he’s the most electable but seems extremely untrustworthy. For them, John Edwards, for us, Mitt Romney.

The commiecrats nominated Obama, but I get the feeling that they wish they would’ve nominated Hillary and are very glad they didn’t nominate Edwards. I wonder what we’ll wind up doing?


40 posted on 11/03/2011 7:01:15 PM PDT by order66.exe
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To: princess leah

I’m with you Princess Leah. I’m leaning toward Newt more and more. Steady as He goes! Steady as He goes!


41 posted on 11/03/2011 7:10:29 PM PDT by nfldgirl
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To: vekzen

DITTO,vekzen! DITTO indeed!


42 posted on 11/03/2011 7:14:31 PM PDT by nfldgirl
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To: order66.exe
There’s an African-American who has very little political experience, but articulates broad ideas that endear him to the party base. For them, Barack Obama, for us, Herman Cain.

Any notion that Herman Cain is "our" Barack Obama is ludicrous. Herman Cain's resume dwarfs 99.9% of the US population. Barack Obama's resume would fit on a post-it note (with room to spare). Barack Obama has been an affirmative action success story -- given everything by virtue of the color of his skin, and proven himself to be unworthy. Herman Cain, by contrast, has proven himself every step of the way, and been an American success story.

I don't mean to be ornery, but statements implying that they are in any way similar are insulting to anyone who values what America is really all about.


43 posted on 11/03/2011 7:50:10 PM PDT by jjsheridan5
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To: mandaladon

Not sure why everybody waits for the latest MSM/REP EST polls to come out??

I do not believe any of them no matter what they said, about ANY candidate!

I no more would believe the Thursday unemployment numbers, or the monthly job numbers that this administration releases.

Why would anybody believe anything any MSM/REP EST pollster had to say??

Just boggles my mind.

Pollsters will apparently pick our candidate


44 posted on 11/03/2011 7:56:39 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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To: jjsheridan5

That’s why I said “very little POLITICAL experience.” I wasn’t intending to belittle Cain’s resume. But politically, like Obama in 2008, he IS a neophyte.


45 posted on 11/03/2011 8:01:44 PM PDT by order66.exe
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To: jjsheridan5

That’s why I said “very little POLITICAL experience.” I wasn’t intending to belittle Cain’s resume. But politically, like Obama in 2008, he IS a neophyte.


46 posted on 11/03/2011 8:02:03 PM PDT by order66.exe
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To: order66.exe

I know. As I said, I didn’t mean to be ornery. I have just seen this comparison too many times. I personally feel that political experience is overrated, and in many cases counterproductive. An ideal president would either be from higher echelon of the military, or of business — not from the political world. This is simply because the presidency is unlike any other political position, and has significant parallels to reaching the top of either the military, or big business.

Barack Obama’s political inexperience was relevant, since he had no other experience. Herman Cain’s political inexperience is of dubious importance, simply because he has such a track record of success.

I agree with your overall point, but that comparison always irks me, because so many try to use it to diminish Cain.


47 posted on 11/03/2011 8:10:27 PM PDT by jjsheridan5
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To: okie01

I wish the media would quit legitimizing these snakes by acting like they matter and speak for republicans.


48 posted on 11/03/2011 8:14:14 PM PDT by rockntractor
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To: jjsheridan5

Fair enough, FRiend. I understand your point, and it’s a reasonable one.


49 posted on 11/03/2011 11:12:50 PM PDT by order66.exe
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To: Friendofgeorge
Pollsters will apparently pick our candidate

I thought that primary voters did that. Those are the only pollsters that matter at the end of the day.

50 posted on 11/04/2011 3:29:50 AM PDT by Tonytitan
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