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Cain Holds Big Lead Over GOP Rivals in Iowa
http://www.realclearpolitics.com ^ | 11-06-2011 | By Caitlin Huey-Burns

Posted on 11/06/2011 7:47:36 PM PST by Maelstorm

Despite being embroiled in controversy last week, Herman Cain leads the Republican presidential field by 15 percentage points in Iowa, according to a new poll taken four days after news broke that the Atlanta businessman had been accused of sexually harassing women while head of the National Restaurant Association in the late 1990s.

Cain attracts 30 percent support from Iowa GOP caucus-goers, according to the Insider Advantage poll. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney places a distant second with 15 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich rounds out the top three with 12 percent. The remaining candidates poll in the single digits: Texas Rep. Ron Paul garners 9 percent, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann -- who won the straw poll in Ames in August -- receives 8 percent, Texas Gov. Rick Perry earns 6 percent, and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman has 2 percent.

Cain leads among each age group by double digits except for voters 65 and older, who back Romney over Cain, 25 percent to 14 percent. Cain also leads among minority groups. He holds a 17-point edge over Gingrich among male voters (Romney comes in third) and a 12-point lead over Romney among females (Gingrich places third).

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: backfire; backlash; cain; foxforromney; foxsux; frontrunnerstill; grassroots; hermancain; iowa; smearfailed; sourcetitlenoturl
Cain was tied with Romney in Iowa in previous polls. If you want to help win Iowa for Cain see the link below. So far he he's been getting more than 100k a day.
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Herman Cain - Iowa Fund


1 posted on 11/06/2011 7:47:37 PM PST by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

Slick Willard with only 15%? What will Bill Kristol say now about the fortunes of the Anointed One?

The Beltway Elites didn’t see this one coming!


2 posted on 11/06/2011 7:51:38 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Maelstorm

Because we an sense this is a decent man. That’s why the controversy may even help him, who knows. I like Governor Perry but Cain is Perry’s nightmare right now. As long as Cain survives and grows stronger Perry won’t have much of a way to rise.


3 posted on 11/06/2011 7:52:17 PM PST by toddausauras
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To: Maelstorm
But some bogus online poll showing Cain losing ground has been hyped all day on the Romney Fox News channel!

Fox Sux

4 posted on 11/06/2011 7:55:05 PM PST by Happy Rain ( "Many of the most useful idiots of the Left are on the Right.")
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To: onyx; TheConservativeParty; NoGrayZone; BenKenobi; Kartographer; justsaynomore; MNJohnnie; ...
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5 posted on 11/06/2011 7:55:34 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: goldstategop

I saw Kristol on TV this weekend. I hope he’s not as stupid as he appears to be.


6 posted on 11/06/2011 7:57:42 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: Maelstorm; All

The money is great. Does he have the organization for the caucuses? Organization is just as important as money in the caucuses.


7 posted on 11/06/2011 7:57:56 PM PST by no dems (Why do you never see "Obama" bumper stickers on cars going to work in the morning?)
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To: Happy Rain

I was footballed out tonight and switched to Fox in time to see Geraldo and Juan and Charles Paine and Ken Blackwell. It was not a Cain lovefest. I used to like Ken but he has lost my respect for dissing Herman.
Yes, HR. Fox is a huge disappointment lately.


8 posted on 11/06/2011 7:59:11 PM PST by Mountain Mary (I'll take a Godfather's pizza with the works!)
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To: toddausauras

Even if Cain faltered, Perry would NOT get his support. It would go mostly to Newt.


9 posted on 11/06/2011 8:00:12 PM PST by no dems (Why do you never see "Obama" bumper stickers on cars going to work in the morning?)
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To: Maelstorm

Great news! Go Herman!


10 posted on 11/06/2011 8:00:47 PM PST by South40 (To Tear Down Herman Cain is to aid Mitt Romney)
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To: no dems

I don’t think he’s paid much attention to Iowa but they may change. The Cain campaign has two months to get its supporters out to the caucuses to vote. Right now, he’s the clear front-runner.


11 posted on 11/06/2011 8:00:51 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Neither did the Democrats see this coming! They planned extensive use of the “race card” against the Republican candidate. Kind of hard to do that in this case, because the Dems will look asinine.

Cain is going to force BHO2 to debate about issues and about his Presidential record. Oh, boy!


12 posted on 11/06/2011 8:01:08 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS U.S.A. PRESIDENT)
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To: Mountain Mary
I was footballed out tonight

You're missing a great Ravens-Steelers game right now.

13 posted on 11/06/2011 8:01:57 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Maelstorm

Go Herman! errr President Cain.


14 posted on 11/06/2011 8:02:39 PM PST by takenoprisoner (Constitutional Conservatism is Americanism.)
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To: goldstategop

Help make calls into Iowa for Herman:

http://www.facebook.com/groups/Iowa.DraftCain.org/


15 posted on 11/06/2011 8:05:29 PM PST by cookcounty (2012 choice: It's the Tea Party or the Slumber Party.)
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To: no dems
Even if Cain faltered, Perry would NOT get his support. It would go mostly to Newt.

Bingo. Perry has almost no path to victory, at this point.
16 posted on 11/06/2011 8:05:48 PM PST by jjsheridan5
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To: Maelstorm

What do you mean? To hear the media lackeys, it’s a two man race between Romney and Huntsman!


17 posted on 11/06/2011 8:05:50 PM PST by festusbanjo (Herman Cain.The Un-Obama.Actual leadership,actual problem solving,actual experience.)
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To: Maelstorm; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; rabscuttle385; mkjessup; ...
RE :”Cain attracts 30 percent support from Iowa GOP caucus-goers, according to the Insider Advantage poll. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney places a distant second with 15 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich rounds out the top three with 12 percent. The remaining candidates poll in the single digits: Texas Rep. Ron Paul garners 9 percent, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann — who won the straw poll in Ames in August — receives 8 percent, Texas Gov. Rick Perry earns 6 percent, and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman has 2 percent.

This really is going to drive the MSM/establishment Republicans NUTS.

But he won't answer our questions... he won't get it out there... he won't play by our rules..

Jeeze, It sounds like certain cult did ~ 6 months ago, but Cain is really doing it.

18 posted on 11/06/2011 8:09:42 PM PST by sickoflibs (Cain :"My parents didn't raise me to beg the government for other peoples money")
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To: Savage Beast
I saw Kristol on TV this weekend. I hope he’s not as stupid as he appears to be.

He isn't that stupid. He is scared and angry (as are much of the Republican elite). A Cain victory would be their worst nightmare -- an instant loss of the status and prestige they have worked so hard to get, and a complete public rejection of everything they stand for.
19 posted on 11/06/2011 8:10:56 PM PST by jjsheridan5
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To: Maelstorm

Bumping for the fund! Let’s see him make his 999k!


20 posted on 11/06/2011 8:15:37 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: goldstategop

He’s close. I want to see more state polls.

I have him a point down in FL. He’s still behind Mitt in ECs, and behind Mitt and Perry in states.

He’s come a long, long way in a month, though. He’s very close to being in a position, where Mitt can’t win unless he can flip Cain states.

Mitt is strong and may be ahead of Cain in: ID, WY, MT, CO, NM, and AK in addition to the states that he already holds.

Mitt is competitive in ME, and IL, which are slim Cain states.


21 posted on 11/06/2011 8:16:01 PM PST by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: NoGrayZone

Love the pic!


22 posted on 11/06/2011 8:19:50 PM PST by Da Mav
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To: Yaelle

Yes! Every dollar is a smack to those who have did their best to ruin this country.


23 posted on 11/06/2011 8:21:32 PM PST by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: Maelstorm

But...but...but, Bill Kristol says he has no chance!


24 posted on 11/06/2011 8:21:40 PM PST by Artcore
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To: no dems

That is exactly what the Iowa fund is for. Its to fund a grass roots organization to win Iowa.


25 posted on 11/06/2011 8:23:13 PM PST by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: buccaneer81
You're missing a great Ravens-Steelers game right now.

Very true. The Gnats-Pats match was another thriller.

26 posted on 11/06/2011 8:25:17 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: NoGrayZone

Wow - IOWA!


27 posted on 11/06/2011 8:54:25 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: jjsheridan5

yep


28 posted on 11/06/2011 8:55:22 PM PST by takenoprisoner (Constitutional Conservatism is Americanism.)
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To: BenKenobi
Mitt is competitive in ME, and IL, which are slim Cain states.

Cain and Mitt tied in the Illinois Republican Party straw poll. We're raising Cain in our neck of the woods.

29 posted on 11/06/2011 9:53:40 PM PST by stars & stripes forever ( Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: BenKenobi

That all should change once it is a one on one race between Romney and the lone conservative left standing. Right now many stragglers are dividing the conservative vote. Romney has possibly only Huntsman dividing votes. This is why the early primaries are crucial. If Romney wins early primaries, he will be entrenched.


30 posted on 11/06/2011 10:07:18 PM PST by federal__reserve (Dr. Paul Volcker, the best Chairman of federal Reserve in half a century.)
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To: stars & stripes forever

Good, because keeping IL out of Mitt’s hands makes Florida indispensible. He can’t win without it. There’s just not enough votes in the NE, and West coast, even with UT and NV, to take the nomination. Especially since he’s only leading in Michigan in the rust belt.


31 posted on 11/06/2011 10:09:24 PM PST by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: federal__reserve

Well, he’s got to pass Perry’s inherited state lead from before. He’s very close. I keep waiting for more state polls to come out, but there’s been very little data to work with.

The last time Perry polled ahead in any state was in Louisiana, back in the 14th of October. That’s 3 weeks ago. Since then it’s been all Cain/Mitt. Even then, he was only +2.


32 posted on 11/06/2011 10:14:55 PM PST by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: festusbanjo

Yea, and we all know that the media never lies.


33 posted on 11/06/2011 11:08:27 PM PST by Seanm (PANDER: Obama now opposes repealing healthcare program he suspended last week... DIRTY: Says Republ)
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To: Maelstorm

I mean no disrespect to any FReeper Iowans, but why do the media writers, polls and talking heads continually put so much attention on the caucauses held there?

Iowa, and for that matter New Hampshire, are NOT representative of the people who vote in America. Both have few EC votes and I’d guess that most of their citizens haven’t experienced what’s called fly-over country here.

Why do Americans and the news media permit these tiny minority states to supposedly determine who our POTUS candidates should be?


34 posted on 11/07/2011 1:54:31 AM PST by octex
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To: no dems
I agree, there is no scenario where Perry comes back, because he hasn't changed his position on illegals.

This whole deal reminds me of when the media kept pushing Huntsman earlier in the year.. meanwhile I am thinking the whole time... um... Huntsman is proudly pro abortion... and he is never, ever, ever going to be the nominee as long as he holds that position.

35 posted on 11/07/2011 2:02:09 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Cain 2012!)
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To: BenKenobi

you are exactly right, I have added up the numbers and Romney can’t even come close to getting the nomination, even when I start being generous and give him 10 point landslides in a lot of places I know that’s unlikely.


36 posted on 11/07/2011 2:04:20 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Cain 2012!)
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To: Maelstorm

I think there’s a very good chance the Herminator will be the GOP nominee. If so, will the anointed one use the “inexperienced” issue against him?


37 posted on 11/07/2011 2:54:22 AM PST by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Maelstorm

38 posted on 11/07/2011 3:20:14 AM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: octex
Iowa, and for that matter New Hampshire, are NOT representative of the people who vote in America.

True, dat.

Why do Americans and the news media permit these tiny minority states to supposedly determine who our POTUS candidates should be?

It's by design.

39 posted on 11/07/2011 3:53:46 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Yaelle
He's two-thirds of the way there with 2.5 days to go..?

It's in the bag.

40 posted on 11/07/2011 3:57:52 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: buccaneer81

I watched part of it. I am a Packer fan and anything less is “yawn”...but who won?


41 posted on 11/07/2011 5:05:28 AM PST by Mountain Mary (I'll take a Godfather's pizza with the works!)
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To: jjsheridan5

Well then, if they’re smart, they’ll see the handwriting on the wall, revaluate their positions, and jump on the Cain bandwagon.


42 posted on 11/07/2011 5:29:10 AM PST by Savage Beast (A backwoods southern lawyer is a safer trustee for your soul than a Washington politician.)
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To: sickoflibs; Maelstorm; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; rabscuttle385; ...
Cain gets 30 percent support from Iowa GOP caucus-goers----

Perennial loser Rick Perry is battling it out with Huntsman for last place (/snix).....

Mexico and his Islamic pals won't let Ricky quit---the last two two constituencies urging Ricky on---and providing his financing.

43 posted on 11/07/2011 5:59:03 AM PST by Liz (The rule of law must prevail. We can’t govern ourselves by our personal point of view.)
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To: Liz; Impy; stephenjohnbanker; mkjessup; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Gilbo_3; NFHale
The Perry-bots (some are still Bush-bots) are still flocking onto Cain threads dropping their poop

See ref #80 and ref #54

44 posted on 11/07/2011 6:09:13 AM PST by sickoflibs (Cain :"My parents didn't raise me to beg the government for other peoples money")
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To: jjsheridan5

I would leave the almost out, perry could not win a race for governor today. He is done, stick a fork in him and flip him over.


45 posted on 11/07/2011 6:37:11 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: jjsheridan5; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; indylindy; calcowgirl; ...
Fox talking head Billy Kristol is scared and angry (along with the Republican elite). A Cain victory is their worst nightmare -- an instant loss of the status and prestige, and a rejection of everything they stand for.

Billy and the plotting Neocon Cabal are forced to go to Plan B. They had hand-picked yet another incoherent Texas governor---Rick Perry. He's the type the pukeneos love----easy to dupe. But Perry keeps losing altitude---he has failed to live up to puke expectations. Billing Perry as a "compassionate conservative" was pukeneo folly.

So why did the pukes pick Perry? B/c of Perry's perennial suckup to illegals. Another notch for amnesty --- started with Puke Dupe Number One---GWB.

BTW, the pukeneos have the only list available---containing the number of countries the pukes want the US to invade. War profiteering is the name of the puke game----pukeneo guru Richard Perle is starting an oil business in Iraq with his cut.

46 posted on 11/07/2011 6:37:34 AM PST by Liz (The rule of law must prevail. We can’t govern ourselves by our personal point of view.)
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To: Mountain Mary

Down 20-16 with three minutes left, Baltimore pulled off a 92 yard drive to score the winning TD with eight seconds left in the game.


47 posted on 11/07/2011 9:49:15 AM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

Oh, I wish I HAD seen that! Rush is really depressed today about his Steelers.


48 posted on 11/07/2011 11:26:46 AM PST by Mountain Mary (I'll take a Godfather's pizza with the works!)
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To: sickoflibs

It certainly is interesting how things are playing out. I have a suspicion if he where elected, he would ask Newt to be VP. People can say what they want about Newt’s bad points and things he sided with like just about everyone else earlier on regarding the Global Warming scam. I bet he has since then become a bit more educated on that matter. He is smart, knows how things work in the Congress. He could be a asset to any President. I am looking forward to see where these two in particular stand regarding future energy policies.


49 posted on 11/07/2011 2:12:58 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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