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Three top pack in GOP race (Position Poll / Cain 24.4%, Romney 19.5%, Gingrich 19.0%)
Poll Position ^ | November 9, 2011 | Eason Jordan

Posted on 11/10/2011 1:33:13 AM PST by Future Useless Eater

In the remarkable race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, it now appears to be a three-way contest among embattled frontrunner Herman Cain, one-time favorite Mitt Romney, and the surging Newt Gingrich.

Poll Position’s national scientific survey of Americans saying they plan to vote in the 2012 Republican primary or caucus was conducted Tuesday night as Cain found himself embroiled in a growing controversy over sexual allegations made against him by four women – allegations Cain emphatically denies as baseless.

The poll found
  24% backing Cain, (actually 24.4%)
  20% Romney,       (actually 19.5%)
  19% Gingrich,     (actually 19.0%)
  7% Rick Perry,
  6% Ron Paul,
  4% Michelle Bachmann,
  2% Jon Huntsman,
  3% someone else, and
  15% with no opinion.

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These poll results reflect the views of 604 likely Republican primary voters with a margin of error of +/- 4%. The poll’s full crosstabs are below.
Poll Position crosstabs – GOP horse race 11-8-11.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; cain; elections; frontrunner; gingrich; hermancain; poll; pollposition; polls; positionpoll; takethatkarlrove

1 posted on 11/10/2011 1:33:16 AM PST by Future Useless Eater
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To: Future Useless Eater; 2ndDivisionVet; 30Moves; AdamBomb; alexmai; AmericanInTokyo; AT7Saluki; ...
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 9th]
plus "YouGov" 11/1, 10/25, 10/18 and 10/11 polls,
and Poll Position 11/8, and 11/1 polls inserted chronologically



(Example methodology for this chart is on my profile page)
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2 posted on 11/10/2011 1:34:40 AM PST by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: BenKenobi; TitansAFC; Future Useless Eater
WOO-HOO!

3 posted on 11/10/2011 1:39:21 AM 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: onyx

Romney , or possibly Gingrich will get the nom . Either one will lose to Obama . The fix is in .


4 posted on 11/10/2011 1:44:45 AM PST by sushiman
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To: Future Useless Eater
Time for everyone below Newt to bail out. I don't see how a thrice-married serial adulterer takes the GOP nomination, but I guess it's not 1980 anymore.
5 posted on 11/10/2011 1:45:45 AM 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: sushiman

Geeez. Slit your wrists right now, then.
Romney will likely lose, but even if he wins, “we” lose.

Not so with our conservative candidates.

We can win with conservatives!


6 posted on 11/10/2011 1:50:18 AM 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: Future Useless Eater

http://www.hermancain.com/

Herman Cain’s view on illegal immigration is the best from a Presidential front runner in my lifetime. He’s been talking about how serious the problem is long before he was running for President, so you at least know he actually believes it’s a serious problem that needs to be fixed. That’s one of the main reasons I’m supporting him. Below is Cain’s position on illegal immigration taken from his website.

Fix the Immigration Problems

America is an exceptional nation. We are also a prosperous nation because of our liberties and our free market system. That’s why people from all over the world want to come to America to create better lives for themselves and their families, because we are truly the land of opportunity.

Americans have embraced their role as the world’s premier “melting pot,” welcoming immigrants from every corner of the planet. We readily learn about other cultures, customs and beliefs. We appreciate those who are willing to come to this country and make America a more vibrant and enriched place.

Americans do resent, however, the willingness of some to circumvent our laws and enter our nation illegally. While many, if not most, illegal immigrants are peaceful people simply seeking to provide for their families, some are not. In fact, some are quite dangerous, jeopardizing the safety and well-beingwellingwallingwebbingwillingweldingweltingwallowingwelshingWelbiewelkinwallopingWheelingwheelingwhelmingwhelpingwieldingWebernWeylinlobinglubingwalingwilingWelbie’slibbinglobbingvealingveilingvilleinwailingwhalingwhilingwarblingwobbling of American citizens.

Illegal immigration has only exacerbated illegal activity, such as the horrendous crimes of drug smuggling and human trafficking. Illegal immigrants who are repeat offenders are harder to track, making it difficult for law enforcement to prevent crime. Further, weak borders have caused a compounding problem of terrorists assimilating with illegal immigrants, crossing the border with them and entering the U.S.

Illegal immigration also puts a tremendous strain on America’s entitlement and health care systems. Illegal immigrants are typically uninsured and cannot afford to pay for their medical care, driving up costs for all Americans, even those actually insured. In fact, several hospitals in the U.S. have declared bankruptcy as a result of the costs of caring for illegal immigrants.

We must secure our borders, enforce our laws and promote the existing path to citizenship. Protecting our nation’s sovereignty should be a paramount concern of those elected to lead us, not an afterthought or a reaction once the problem becomes even worse. Further, taking a stand on the issue does not mean one lacks compassion, but instead, that one respects the rule of law and the importance of not becoming a lawless nation.

https://supporthermancain.com/iowafund/src/website


7 posted on 11/10/2011 1:56:04 AM PST by ThermoNuclearWarrior (Support Herman Cain in the Republican Primary! Donate and Campaign for Herman Cain!)
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To: onyx

Those in control don’t WANT a conservative to win . Just look at what they are doing to Cain ? The checked pants elite of the RNC are also involved in my opinion . Cain would rock the boat bigtime - no way they want that .


8 posted on 11/10/2011 1:58:12 AM PST by sushiman
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To: sushiman

They can’t maintain control if we don’t let them. Right now it’s in our hands. If we let the elites and the media determine our nominee then we might as well not bother. I refuse to play these games anymore.

Cindie


9 posted on 11/10/2011 2:13:40 AM PST by gardencatz (I'm lucky enough to live, walk & breathe among heroes! I am the mother of a US Marine!)
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Herman Cain is the front runner, and Conservatives shouldn't be allowing the liberal media to manipulate them into dropping their support for Cain, by convincing those Conservatives he isn't electable. It's what they did with Sarah Palin, and many started believing she couldn't be elected based on the liberal media. Herman Cain is the front runner, and has had increased donations every time he's been attacked, even before the latest smears. No Herman Cain supporter should let that support wane based on the liberal media who fear facing him in the general election. HERMAN CAIN FOR PRESIDENT 2012!

https://supporthermancain.com/iowafund/src/website

http://standwithcain.com/

10 posted on 11/10/2011 2:37:30 AM PST by ThermoNuclearWarrior (Support Herman Cain in the Republican Primary! Donate and Campaign for Herman Cain!)
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To: sushiman

Yes, I realize that, but we have our votes and our hard work.

Cain is still ahead and he’s taking in money!

Romney is stuck in GOP-E 25% stupid.

That means 75% don’t want him!


11 posted on 11/10/2011 2:41:34 AM 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: sushiman

Gringrich would definitely beat Obama; Romney probably so.


12 posted on 11/10/2011 2:49:34 AM PST by expat1000
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To: onyx

...”Geeez. Slit your wrists right now, then.
Romney will likely lose, but even if he wins, “we” lose.

Not so with our conservative candidates.

We can win with conservatives!”...

Ron Paul had the fortitude to call it what it is..A dictatorship..It is here, folks..The vote in Ohio yesterday is a predictor of the future. The Unions rule and they have the money of the world in their stashes. The people are sheep being led to slaughter and those who see and know what is coming are very frightened. It will end sometime in the future after much bloodshed and extreme human misery..May God give the grace for good people to stand, regardless of the cruelties they will face. The Herman Cain case is a child’s preview of what is to come from the heartless and the Godless minions out there in the media. Just remember..We are in the midst of the biggest drug culture the world has ever seen..Drugs take away judgment first and they add a feeling of power and invincibility for the user..Look at the lies and the arrogance coming from your television everyday and then come to your own conclusions, folks.


13 posted on 11/10/2011 2:52:22 AM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: sushiman

14 posted on 11/10/2011 2:57:18 AM PST by HerrBlucher
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To: onyx; TheConservativeParty; NoGrayZone; BenKenobi; Kartographer; justsaynomore; MNJohnnie; ...
Herman Cain Ping!
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15 posted on 11/10/2011 3:03:47 AM PST by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: Future Useless Eater

“But but but, Mr. Tokyo Mr. Tokyo you told us the charges against Herman Cain were credible, HOW can THIS BE Mr. Tokyo?”


16 posted on 11/10/2011 3:19:45 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Future Useless Eater

The money and support is pouring in for Herman Cain, but we cannot slow down now. Please help him by donating at http://www.hermancain.com/

Also to help join the buzz about Herman go to facebook.com and “like” him. His “likes” have jumped dramatically since the attacks started. Make no mistake Sean Hannity’s BFF Tokyo Rove is watching Herman’s “likes” and so is Romney. THIS is the way to stick it to the GOP establishment! Please tell your family and friends to “like” Herman as well.


17 posted on 11/10/2011 3:21:44 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Future Useless Eater

Newt closing in on Romney can only be a good thing.


18 posted on 11/10/2011 3:24:54 AM PST by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelect Obama.)
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To: Future Useless Eater

I’m going with Newt.


19 posted on 11/10/2011 3:31:19 AM PST by samtheman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Richard Nixon, Geo. HW Bush and Geo W. Bush: none of which ever ran around on their wife. Which one would you like to be president again!


20 posted on 11/10/2011 3:32:45 AM PST by ontap
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To: Future Useless Eater
Thanks for the post!

And your screen name cracks me up. There's no time like the present, you know...lol!

Cheers...

21 posted on 11/10/2011 3:55:33 AM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Caipirabob

I expect the hit pieces on newt to start any day now the establishment can’t have this.


22 posted on 11/10/2011 4:02:19 AM PST by jneesy (dont let the lsm win, support Herman Cain)
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To: Future Useless Eater

They Effed up trying to chuck shit at Cain. Now he has name recognition not only as the man with a excellent record, but the man who they tried to lynch in public.

All three would kick the hell out of Obama. But of the three, Cain is the most trustworthy.

Lets see the proof you bimbos! Lets see it! You aint got it, and you hired a media whore to get out front. Remember the Kalifornia election? This media slut was right there out in front of the cameras with that one.


23 posted on 11/10/2011 5:24:57 AM PST by crz
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No it aint, and Ronald Reagan won back then.

Reagan was the only president in history who divorced.


24 posted on 11/10/2011 5:27:15 AM PST by crz
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To: Future Useless Eater
just last week i thought perry was in the top 3 and gingrich had no chance

however now it is glaringly apparent that perry has no chance and it is Gingrich, Cain and Romney.

the problem is that I see Gingrich and Cain splitting the conservative vote while Romney will hold steady with his liberal conservative share.

25 posted on 11/10/2011 5:36:51 AM PST by Cronos
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To: Future Useless Eater

The question now is who gets that final 5-10% that were still supporting La Raza Rick before his EPIC FAIL last night.

Seriously though - Perry, Bachman, Paul, Huntsman all need to fold the tents and let the final 3 duke it out.


26 posted on 11/10/2011 5:46:03 AM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: Cronos

I hate to say it, but you’re going to see the lesser candidates like Bachmann, Huntsman and Santorum all dropping out and throwing their support behind Romney. Perry could also do the same if he drops out, depending how bought and paif for he is.


27 posted on 11/10/2011 5:48:07 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: sushiman
Biblical principal: “Yet the righteous will hold to his way, And he who has clean hands will be stronger and stronger” (Job 17:9).

Cain will get stronger and stronger. God keeps His promises.

28 posted on 11/10/2011 5:49:10 AM PST by stars & stripes forever ( Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

in the case of Newt the thing is that we all agree on his political/governmental actions and his public conservative creds —> he’s not going to support gay marriage, abortion for everyone, socialism etc.


29 posted on 11/10/2011 5:58:47 AM PST by Cronos
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To: Future Useless Eater

PTL!


30 posted on 11/10/2011 6:01:20 AM PST by ken21
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To: onyx

yes!

cain.


31 posted on 11/10/2011 6:05:26 AM PST by ken21
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To: stars & stripes forever

correct.


32 posted on 11/10/2011 6:06:13 AM PST by ken21
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To: bigdirty

I hope Santorum isn’t like that. Bachman has been a biig disappointment.


33 posted on 11/10/2011 6:12:31 AM PST by Cronos
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To: ken21
While everyone here is getting all giddy and emotional again over another “feel good” candidate, the base is in danger of becoming severely split like it was in 2008.

After the lesser candidates drop out, much of that support will likely go to Romney or Gingrich, because Cain does not have any shred of experience. Gingrich reminds me of McCain in that he is severely underfunded and cannot organize his primary schedule adequately. Which leaves the door wide open for Romney.

Knowing how American politics generally plays out, this is looking more like another disaster with every passing day. I would hope not, but reality is what it is.

34 posted on 11/10/2011 6:30:36 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Future Useless Eater

I would have thought that Paul would be polling stronger than that graph portrays.


35 posted on 11/10/2011 6:51:27 AM PST by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: ThermoNuclearWarrior

I’ve said this about the “melting pot” concept:

Think of the “melting pot” more like a pot of soup. You can add a lot of things to soup that makes it better, chicken, carrots, celery, noodles, etc.

However, there are certain foods you just can’t add to soup, or it’ll just taste like crap.


36 posted on 11/10/2011 6:52:42 AM PST by RockinRight (One year from now, we have an opportunity to take our nation back.)
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To: commish

I agree...we could have learned a lot more from the front runners if time had not been sucked up with the ones that do not have a chance. I did notice the panel asked Romney more questions than anyone ...get the drift the dems want him to be our candidate.
Newt appears to annoy the media the most..he hits hard. LOL when Maria asked each candidate to respond in 30 secs or less..what they would do after they repealed Obamacare..Newt said, “that is the most absurd question to expect an answer in 30 secs” too complex..well, he made her look like a fool


37 posted on 11/10/2011 7:24:04 AM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: ThermoNuclearWarrior

And now they’re attaching the adjective “embattled” to Herman Cain’s name. I also notice that Romney’s numbers are going down and it seems those numbers are going to Newt.
But I’m a Cain supporter through and through.


38 posted on 11/10/2011 7:25:43 AM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: jmaroneps37

Maybe Tokyo Rove wishes someone would claim sexual harrassment against him. It might improve his image.


39 posted on 11/10/2011 7:27:44 AM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Future Useless Eater

Good chart!

Perry, Paul, and the also-rans are all history (sorry, Bachmann supporters, maybe in 2016?). It’s down to Cain, Romney, and Newt. While I find Newt revolting, he’s a whole lot better than Romney. The question is whether Cain can survive the media’s dirty tricks. If he can, he’ll be the best choice we have, and the strongest candidate. If not, then Newt could ooze into the nomination as the anti-Romney.


40 posted on 11/10/2011 8:40:29 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Future Useless Eater
I have to say this looks pretty accurate. One thing I would say is that Romney seems to be stuck in the 23-26% range. No matter what poll you see. Be it Cain in the lead, or Paul, or even when Perry was. Romney is flat. That would suggest that you are for Romney, or not. No matter who falls I would guess that those supporters would move to someone else other than Romney. When Huntman, Perry, and Bachmann bow out [is santorum still in?] their supporters will move toward Cain of Gingrich. I would keep my eye on Gingrich. If Cain suffers any weakness it is Gingrich's gain.

OH how I would love to see Gingrich on a stage with Obama answering questions from the audience. My guess, in the scenario Obama will refuse to debate unless the questions are submitted before the debate.

41 posted on 11/10/2011 9:40:30 AM PST by Why So Serious (There is no cure for stupidity!!!)
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To: sushiman

I am not so sure that Obama could beat Gingrich. But the fix is always in, isn’t it!


42 posted on 11/10/2011 9:42:00 AM PST by Why So Serious (There is no cure for stupidity!!!)
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To: sushiman

Not only that Cain would rock the boat, the real good part is he has no further political ambitions. He lives every day as a blessing from God for his miraculous cure from advanced cancer. I am convinced he is the most likely to act as a statesman and do what is good for this country, and the future generations. Others in the running have big time “political” ambitions.


43 posted on 11/10/2011 11:14:52 AM PST by federal__reserve (Dr. Paul Volcker, the best Chairman of federal Reserve in half a century.)
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To: Why So Serious

Gingrich has voted on 1000 bills. That is a lot of baggage.


44 posted on 11/10/2011 11:15:54 AM PST by federal__reserve (Dr. Paul Volcker, the best Chairman of federal Reserve in half a century.)
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To: Future Useless Eater

The time has come for Huntsman, Perry & Bachman to exit the race.


45 posted on 11/10/2011 12:21:35 PM PST by proudpapa (Cain-West - 2012)
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To: federal__reserve

and Romney has signed quite a few


46 posted on 11/10/2011 12:22:15 PM PST by Why So Serious (There is no cure for stupidity!!!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks BenKenobi.


47 posted on 11/10/2011 6:49:06 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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