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Herman Cain wins South Dakota Straw Poll (Cain 35%, Gingrich 23%, Romney 20%, Perry 7%)
KSFY ^ | 11/5/11 | KSFY

Posted on 11/06/2011 3:49:26 PM PST by justsaynomore

Dozens of people gathered at the Sioux Falls Convention Center Saturday night for a straw poll.

The event is being put on by the South Dakota Republican Party.

Voters could pick one of the 8 republican candidates.

Tickets were $25.

Herman Cain won the poll coming in with 35% of the votes. Newt Gingrich 23%. Mitt Romney 20%. Rick Perry 7%. Ron Paul 5%. Michele Bachmann 4%. Rick Santorum 3% and Jon Huntsman 0%.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: South Dakota
KEYWORDS: 2012; cain; election; frontrunner; hermancain; hitechlynching; poll; polls; sd; southdakota
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1 posted on 11/06/2011 3:49:29 PM PST by justsaynomore
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To: justsaynomore

Romney is at 20%. Cain is the only Republican in the field who’s broken away. The allegations again him have propelled him to a commanding win.


2 posted on 11/06/2011 3:51:45 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: justsaynomore

Do you happen to know if either Thune or Noem has endorsed anyone?


3 posted on 11/06/2011 3:51:56 PM PST 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: ken5050

No but the elites should sit up and take notice.

They’re too busy admiring each other to notice most Republicans want someone other than Slick Willard to be their standard bearer.


4 posted on 11/06/2011 3:54:24 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

great strategy that “scandal” was, risky though. Cain’s biggest problem was name recognition.... the MSM took care of that.

nothing gets your name out there like a scandal


5 posted on 11/06/2011 3:55:41 PM PST by mike_9958
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To: justsaynomore

Thank God!


6 posted on 11/06/2011 3:57:21 PM PST by the lastbestlady (I now believe that we have two lives; the life we learn with and the life we live with after that.)
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To: goldstategop

I think that NH will bury Mitt, once and for all...He all but lives in the state, has a big vacation home there,and is just about a “favorite son.” Yet he’s polling in the low 40s...If he can’t get a majority there, he should be toast. Actually, I think that Cain might just about catch him by the toime of the primary..


7 posted on 11/06/2011 3:58:21 PM PST 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: mike_9958

He’s looking like a prohibitive favorite... and unless something crashes his juggernaut, he should be well on the way to the nomination.

Four years ago, the media mavens and Democrats all decreed Hillary was the presumptive heir to the nomination and Barack Obama had no chance.

In the end he took it. Republican leaders and the media are infected with the same short-sightedness today.


8 posted on 11/06/2011 3:58:54 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Ha HA! C’mon, MSM. Pull another scandal out of your “hat,”and watch Herman go up another 8 points!


9 posted on 11/06/2011 3:59:11 PM PST by Yaelle (Donate to Cain's Iowa Fund! https://supporthermancain.com/iowafund/src/1103. Needs 300k in 3 days!)
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To: mike_9958

Cain’s name recognition was already in the high 70s (Gallup) before this scandal hit. He was winning in polls before the story hit as well, and is still winning after.

I would say it has solidified his base, though, and many who were on the fence, have started supporting him.

It has given him a fundraising bump, since Monday, he has brought in roughly twice his normal fundraising.


10 posted on 11/06/2011 3:59:23 PM PST by justsaynomore (Pray for Herman Cain)
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To: justsaynomore

Bye bye, Mitt. Bye bye Ricky.


11 posted on 11/06/2011 3:59:48 PM PST by Savage Beast (A backwoods southern lawyer is a safer trustee for your soul than a Washington politician.)
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To: justsaynomore
Ron Paul 5%

I guess the last money bomb didn't raise enough gas money to get the buses to South Dakota.

12 posted on 11/06/2011 4:01:35 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: justsaynomore

Wasn’t Ron Paul on the ballot? I thought he always wins the straw polls. Which causes me doubt their value as a predictor of a real election.


13 posted on 11/06/2011 4:01:55 PM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: ken5050

If Slick Willard loses New Hampshire, its going to cast doubt on his electability. If he can’t put it away in New England, he’s not going to perform well in the Southern super primaries and he’s not exactly a popular guy in the South.


14 posted on 11/06/2011 4:02:10 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Yaelle
That bears repeating--only louder:

"Ha HA! C’mon, MSM. Pull another scandal out of your “hat,”and watch Herman go up another 8 points!"

15 posted on 11/06/2011 4:02:30 PM PST by Savage Beast (A backwoods southern lawyer is a safer trustee for your soul than a Washington politician.)
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To: goldstategop

Why, according to Commie Broadcasting System (CBS) Evening News, Republicans need to make sure that Cain is “thoroughly vetted” if he is to have a hope of defeating Obama.

You know. Obama. The guy who has six social security numbers, hides his college records, and has periods of his life history “missing”.

But we gotta make sure Cain is vetted...


16 posted on 11/06/2011 4:02:50 PM PST by FLAMING DEATH (Are you better off than you were $4 trillion ago?)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Ron Paul is not a serious candidate. I would never vote for him and he will never get the nomination.


17 posted on 11/06/2011 4:03:13 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: justsaynomore

Willie mitty is too busy shooting more Botox to comment...

bet next time we see him he will have lost the gray side burns and ironed out some of the wrinkles...


18 posted on 11/06/2011 4:03:50 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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19 posted on 11/06/2011 4:04:43 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: goldstategop
"No but the elites should sit up and take notice."

That is very true. The Perry supporters that keep telling us that he is making a comeback should also start paying attention and stop trashing the other candidates in order to advance his cause.

20 posted on 11/06/2011 4:05:48 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

I think Perry’s comeback is going to peak in the low double-digits


21 posted on 11/06/2011 4:07:36 PM PST by bigbob
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To: justsaynomore

Another BIG DAY for Perry...LOL.


22 posted on 11/06/2011 4:08:27 PM PST by BobL ( A vote for Newt is a vote for Romney)
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To: bigbob

No one seems excited about the professional political class. None of them are breaking 25%.

That should be a clue about the GOP mood.


23 posted on 11/06/2011 4:09:52 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: justsaynomore

Rick parries, but is foiled again.


24 posted on 11/06/2011 4:12:18 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: justsaynomore

Seeing Newt rise about Romney is very good news.

The tide may be turning... I hope it holds.


25 posted on 11/06/2011 4:12:40 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~... Newt/Cain 2012..."Save a pretzel for the gas jets.")
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To: ken5050
Thune or Noem has endorsed anyone?

Thune keeps sending me letters in the mail asking for donations which I never return. He's been rather milquetoast in the Senate so far---I expected better from him.

26 posted on 11/06/2011 4:13:24 PM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: justsaynomore

I know it’s a straw poll, but interesting that Newt is up at 23%. Looks like some of the Romneyites are jumping ship and migrating over to Newt’s camp. The old guard might coalesce around Newt as Plan C for fending off the TEA mutiny. That’s really the only thing standing between Cain and the nomination at this point.


27 posted on 11/06/2011 4:13:46 PM PST by CowboyJay (I already know who I'm voting against. Now give me someone worth voting FOR.)
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To: Gator113

rise about Romney = rise above Romney


28 posted on 11/06/2011 4:15:24 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~... Newt/Cain 2012..."Save a pretzel for the gas jets.")
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To: ken5050

NH is an open primary. Since the dem candidate is set, they will vote in the GOP primary. Most of the people who vote for Romney in the primary will vote for 0bama in the general.


29 posted on 11/06/2011 4:16:06 PM PST by Tramonto (9 9 9)
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To: goldstategop

Please pray for the safety and well being of Herman Cain. Thank you.


30 posted on 11/06/2011 4:16:50 PM PST by Paperdoll
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To: mike_9958

wonder if the Cain team was the source of the leak! :-)


31 posted on 11/06/2011 4:17:06 PM PST by a real Sheila (Cain is Able!)
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To: justsaynomore
....What how many anomalies does it take.... ????

Better call old tingle-leg Matthews for an reading on this crystal ball....

32 posted on 11/06/2011 4:17:52 PM PST by ptsal
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To: mike_9958

Even if it turns out to be a non-scandal!


33 posted on 11/06/2011 4:19:48 PM PST by Paperdoll
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To: justsaynomore

I like seeing Romney drop below Gingrich.


34 posted on 11/06/2011 4:21:25 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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35 posted on 11/06/2011 4:22:33 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: justsaynomore

Wow! Was this before or after the debate in Houston?


36 posted on 11/06/2011 4:30:10 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I love that graphic.

You’re tagline is right too, thank God.


37 posted on 11/06/2011 4:33:14 PM PST by GEC (We're not drilling in ANWR because....)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

“I like seeing Romney drop below Gingrich.”

Lol! Me too...


38 posted on 11/06/2011 4:33:44 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: justsaynomore

Best news I’ve read all day! Go Herman Cain!!!


39 posted on 11/06/2011 4:43:28 PM PST by stars & stripes forever ( Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: Paperdoll

I second that prayer. I pray to our Lord for Mr. Cain’s protection & safety every night!!! The Rove/Romney/Obama/Politico “dirt bag” ilk will do anything, stop at nothing, to derail or prevent Herman Cain from moving forward because they know his success will be a total, positive, game changer for the American Republic and her people, all of them!!!

Cain/Gingrich/Palin/Rubio/Bachmann/The Tea Party, etc. are real threats to all RINOs, POTUS Obama, The Obamabots, the Democrat Party, the current political establishment and the lamestream media. IMHO, they will stop at nothing, and....I mean absolutely nothing, to take Herman Cain out, what ever evil way they can!!! Stay safe & secure Mr. Cain!!!


40 posted on 11/06/2011 4:43:45 PM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: justsaynomore

I’m not a math major or a rocket science like Herman Cain but I think this adds up to over 50%:

Herman Cain 35% of the votes. Newt Gingrich 23%


41 posted on 11/06/2011 4:44:34 PM PST by CainConservative
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To: justsaynomore

Jon Huntsman 0%.


What was Junior Hunts saying again this morning on national tv about Herman?


42 posted on 11/06/2011 4:44:45 PM PST by CainConservative
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To: bigbob

He might want to start that comeback soon. The graph of his polling is on a steady downward slant. Extrapolated out, it ought to be at or near zero in 58 days when the first ballots are cast.


43 posted on 11/06/2011 4:46:12 PM PST by Ingtar
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To: justsaynomore
Rick Perry 7% or just 1/5 that of 'scandal plagued' Herman Cain?!

LMAO!!!

44 posted on 11/06/2011 4:48:14 PM PST by South40 (To Tear Down Herman Cain is to aid Mitt Romney)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I like it!


45 posted on 11/06/2011 4:50:06 PM PST by South40 (To Tear Down Herman Cain is to aid Mitt Romney)
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To: BobL

A big 7%...WOW!!! His ILLEGAL lovin’ toadies will tell us all he is still has a chance though and to not count LaRaza ricky out just yet!


46 posted on 11/06/2011 4:50:06 PM PST by bobby.223
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To: ken5050

.... Mitt would have to get a tattoo at the Harley Ride in NH to get my attention.....


47 posted on 11/06/2011 4:50:46 PM PST by ptsal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wouldn’t that be great?!


48 posted on 11/06/2011 4:51:50 PM PST by bobby.223
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To: org.whodat; cripplecreek; TADSLOS; BobL; raybbr; truthfreedom; fieldmarshaldj; DoughtyOne; ...
La Raza Rick is still in single digits.

But that was expected.

Newt polled ahead of Romney. lol!

49 posted on 11/06/2011 4:52:05 PM PST by South40 (To Tear Down Herman Cain is to aid Mitt Romney)
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To: Savage Beast

Maybe Perry can join up with N. Texas donkeys and have one more glorious ride....


50 posted on 11/06/2011 4:52:39 PM PST by ptsal
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