Skip to comments.Herman Cain wins South Dakota Straw Poll (Cain 35%, Gingrich 23%, Romney 20%, Perry 7%)
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%.
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.
Do you happen to know if either Thune or Noem has endorsed anyone?
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.
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
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..
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.
Ha HA! C’mon, MSM. Pull another scandal out of your “hat,”and watch Herman go up another 8 points!
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.
Bye bye, Mitt. Bye bye Ricky.
I guess the last money bomb didn't raise enough gas money to get the buses to South Dakota.
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.
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.
"Ha HA! Cmon, MSM. Pull another scandal out of your hat,and watch Herman go up another 8 points!"
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...
Ron Paul is not a serious candidate. I would never vote for him and he will never get the nomination.
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...
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.
I think Perry’s comeback is going to peak in the low double-digits
Another BIG DAY for Perry...LOL.
No one seems excited about the professional political class. None of them are breaking 25%.
That should be a clue about the GOP mood.
Rick parries, but is foiled again.
Seeing Newt rise about Romney is very good news.
The tide may be turning... I hope it holds.
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.
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.
rise about Romney = rise above Romney
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.
Please pray for the safety and well being of Herman Cain. Thank you.
wonder if the Cain team was the source of the leak! :-)
Better call old tingle-leg Matthews for an reading on this crystal ball....
Even if it turns out to be a non-scandal!
I like seeing Romney drop below Gingrich.
Wow! Was this before or after the debate in Houston?
I love that graphic.
You’re tagline is right too, thank God.
“I like seeing Romney drop below Gingrich.”
Lol! Me too...
Best news I’ve read all day! Go Herman Cain!!!
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!!!
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%
Jon Huntsman 0%.
What was Junior Hunts saying again this morning on national tv about Herman?
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.
I like it!
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!
.... Mitt would have to get a tattoo at the Harley Ride in NH to get my attention.....
Wouldn’t that be great?!
But that was expected.
Newt polled ahead of Romney. lol!
Maybe Perry can join up with N. Texas donkeys and have one more glorious ride....