Skip to comments.Zogby Poll Stunner: Herman Cain Continues 2012 Surge
Posted on 05/20/2011 5:55:25 PM PDT by Kartographer
A new IBOPE Zogby poll shows Atlanta businessman Herman Cain vaulting into the No. 1 front-runner position among active candidates as the choice to win the GOP presidential nomination in 2012.
Cain, a longtime Pillsbury executive who later became chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, was the preferred choice of 14 percent of the likely Republican primary voters polled.
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About Herman Cain: My Story
I was raised in Atlanta, Georgia by loving and hardworking parents. We grew up poor, but we grew up happy. Things werent always easy, but my mom and dad knew that if they kept their faith in God, faith in themselves and their faith in the greatest country in the world, they, too, could achieve their American Dream.
That dream, we discovered, was for my parents to own their own home and watch their two sons graduate from college. Those dreams required that my father work three jobs to support our family.
The first dream was realized in a brick home on Albert Street. I can still recall the excitement of the day, as he surprised useven my motherwhen he drove us to our new home.
Their second dream was realized when I proudly accepted my degree in mathematics from Morehouse College in 1967 and my brother graduated from Morris Brown College. Both of my fathers American Dreams were achieved. Now, I set off to achieve mine.
One year after graduating, I married the love of my life, Gloria. And together, we started our journey to achieve our Dreams. This meant relocating to Indiana where I would begin my Masters degree program at Purdue University, while working full-time as a mathematician at the Department of the Navy.
After earning my Masters degree and six years working for the Department of the Navy, we returned home to Atlanta, where I began to climb the corporate ladder with the Coca-Cola Company. I faced challenges, but I always remembered the values my parents taught me. With enough faith and determination, I knew I could go as high in corporate America as I desired.
I enjoyed a successful career at the Coca-Cola Company and later moved to the Pillsbury Company. Within a short period, I rose to the position of Vice President. When I got there, I thought I had already achieved my American Dream on the 31st floor of the new Pillsbury Corporate Headquarters with a corner office. But I quickly realized I wanted something more.
I resigned my position and started on another path- the restaurant industry. I knew that in order to be successful, I had to start from the ground up. This meant broiling hamburgers at Pillsburys Burger King division. After nine months of a grueling restaurant experience, I was assigned to lead a low performing region of 450 Burger King restaurants. Within three years, we became the best-performing region in the U.S.
I could have been content with my executive role with one of Americas biggest corporations. Instead, after consulting with my wife, we decided to take one of the biggest risks of our marriage: picking up our young family, relocating yet again and accepting the call to become CEO and President of Godfathers Pizza, a company teetering on the edge of bankruptcy.
In 14 months, we turned the company around and returned it to profitability, and I ultimately led my management team to a buyout of Godfathers Pizza. The company never went bankrupt, and today, there are still hundreds of locations across the U.S.
My success at turning around Godfathers got the attention of fellow restaurateurs around the nation who invited me to join the Board of Directors of the National Restaurant Association and later elected me its chairman. In 1996, they retained me as the full-time President and the CEO of the National Restaurant Association, working on behalf of thousands of small businesses and entrepreneurs.
In 1994, as chairman of the National Restaurant Association, I had the opportunity to speak with President Clinton during a nationally televised town hall meeting. Here, I challenged the President regarding the impact on businesses if his health care overhaul proposal were passed.
President Clinton attempted to assure me and the millions of viewers watching at home that his legislation would not harm American business owners and their employees.
I was skeptical. Quite honestly Mr. President, your calculations are incorrect, I said. In the competitive marketplace, it simply doesnt work that way.
Through these and other appearances on behalf of the National Restaurant Association, I began working with business leaders across all sectors of the American economy. This led to my acceptance of a position on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, and I was subsequently elected their chairman.
Today, I host a radio talk show, The Herman Cain Show, on Atlantas WSB 750 AM/ 95.5 FM. I serve as a regular contributor on several broadcast networks and as a keynote speaker at conferences and events around the nation.
Despite the many professional commitments of my life, I continued to enjoy most the time spent with family and friends. As my children got married and had their own children, I knew that I had an extraordinary obligation to do what I could to make this a safe and prosperous nation for them. The paramount joys in my life are my wife, Gloria, our children and our grandchildren.
I am grateful for the many professional successes I have enjoyed. I am grateful for the steadfast loyalty and unwavering love of my family and friends. And I am grateful for this country that is so exceptional that I was afforded the opportunity to achieve my American Dreams.
Im not done yet!
hmm...his website says he is making his final decision about running for president tomorrow, the day the earth is going to end...conincidence? :)
Not surprisingly, every one of the “Fox News All Stars” on today’s show said Cain didn’t have a chance in hell of winning anything “I like him, but he’s there just for amusement” was Kraut’s line, IIRC. At least Tucker Carlson admitted that Cain was the most conservative of all the candidates, but he too gave him no chance.
RINO establishment commentators pushing RINO establishment politicians while discounting rock-ribbed conservatives — nothing new.
yeesh...nice spelling on my part. That would be: coincidence, I think.
I think the “....-anator” attachments stayed on the other side of the shark...just sayin’
...diggin’ Cain minus the “Mc” though!
I think Ronald Reagan could be proud of this man....
Amusement? I'd like Krauthammer to explain what he means by that.
Herman or West should be on the ticket as VP.
I heard Cain on the local radio station last week and was very impressed. I have not been able to find one reason to not support him(I have yet to find his position on the 2nd amendment) I am aware that he was with the Fed a few years back, but that is not a deal killer for me. I will be supporting Cain unless I find a good reason not to.
What good news.
Go her man, go!
He was on Hannity’s radio show today. Sounds like a good guy.
He da MAN!
Will it be a real black man or half black pansy?
These pundits are wrong. Herman Cain is a real American. He comes from humble beginnings. This guy can go all the way. IMHO, there are only three viable candidates, Herman Cain, Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann. the rest of the Pubbies are worthless RINOs or Democrat Lites. Onward, Mr. Cain!!!! Folks, watch NY26 on May 24th. You will see the Republican/Tea Party candidate win big time with somewhere between 55-65% of the votes cast. All the media spin about a close race is bunk and jive!!!
And yet a recent Gallup poll had Cain at 0%. Something seems fishy there.
Choice is really between Black and RED!
14% is not really overwhelming. Read the article. Christie got 17%, Cain 14%.
Zogby is a DEMOCRAT.
don’t you mean black and yellow bellied?? lol I would love to see “Yes we Cain” debate “yep we didn’t”
What a crock, interactive polling, same results reported may 10, and still meanless BS, sort of like an internet straw poll.
It is interactive polling, go to web site punch button as many times as you like.
At this point I would take Cain and West together.
so do we want to "waste" good candidates this time around?
secondly....who is electable...Romney has the money and the name but does he have the charisma?...no
Sarah?....the charisma but little else....not money, not connections to the big wigs...
Pawlenty?...don't know ...
Cain?....he has the charisma ....
I love Christie too....I’d take Rudy....I’d love the Colonel....and Marco....wowzer....
Zogby doesn’t do non-scientific polls, you must be mistaking it with another poll.
IBOPE, poll, look it up on google, I did, did not believe the results, way out of line with real polling that has him with .05 name id. Cannot have a real 14% support when 99.5% of the people do not know who you are.
Generally, I dismiss all commentary from these talking heads. They rarely represent my most important values and convictions.
“I heard Cain on the local radio station last week and was very impressed. I have not been able to find one reason to not support him(I have yet to find his position on the 2nd amendment) I am aware that he was with the Fed a few years back, but that is not a deal killer for me. I will be supporting Cain unless I find a good reason not to.”
Agreed. There is one other position I don’t quite agree with him on and that’s the Fair Tax, of which Cain is a proponent. I would prefer a more simplified tax code or flat tax over a Fair Tax, but again not a total deal breaker.
Could it be this poll was Freeped (He has name id with us)?
I’ve still got a lot to learn about Cain but so far, so good. His race is going to be an issue - it’s going to be portrayed as a “me too” GOP attempt by the Democrats and the media.
I would say you have nailed it. It is way out of line with reality. The old math does not lie, but the people that use it do.
More Herman Cain: I Have Six Guns, and Its Not Enough
By marfdrat on May 17, 2011
Okay, that wasnt the entire substance of this interview with Pajamas Media, but it was just one of the things he said that I liked. He has a lot of good things to say about economic recovery, immigration (he wants the moat with the alligators), government intervention into private business, abortion, and instant grits answers [...]
And I should care what you think because?
Oh I did it now I guess you will run to the moderator and tell him I was rude to you.
Anyone who is as full of bitterness as you must live a very very sad life.
And how petty can a person be you don’t like Cain so you post your snark for what reason? Do you believe that droves of Freepers will read you snark and decide: WOW! org.whodat doesn’t like Cain I need to not like him either.
Why not just follow Reagan’s 11th comandment: “Thou shall not speak ill of another Republican.”
Weather Alert!Batten down the hatches boys! We be in for a ‘HERMANCAIN’!
I like that! ;-)
Yeah and so was Reagan at one time.
Thank you! ;-)
So does the many of the girls down at the nudie bar.
Unlike Reagan who woke up from the insanity of liberalism, Zogby still preaches it.
Yes, May 21 is judgement day... for the DEMOCRATS
I like him. He is real.
“Agreed. There is one other position I dont quite agree with him on and thats the Fair Tax, of which Cain is a proponent. I would prefer a more simplified tax code or flat tax over a Fair Tax, but again not a total deal breaker.”
The flat tax sounds good, but leaves in place the IRS, the lobbyists, the politicians - any kind of flat tax wont stay flat for very long.
Its like picking a scab off of a leper, and saying, there, fixed it.
We need the Fair tax, to take power away from the politicians and lobbyists, and even if Herman isnt the nominee, if he is in the primaries, more people will realize how horrible, and intrusive, and stifling our present system of INCOME TAX is.
Right now when a company buys anything, they have to take into account how it will affect their tax bill, and the more uncertainty there is about taxes, the less likely they are to do anything.
There would be a lot more hiring right now if people had any kind of assurance that the roller coaster would stop.
The Fair Tax will give tax certainty to businesses, the economy will start booming, and it will give citizens back their liberty and privacy, as the founders intended.
Glenn Beck tried to say the flat tax would be better, but if you watch the video of him answering a question about it, you have to ask yourself how he could possibly believe that doing the same thing over again would work this time, when all the things are in place to make it fail even faster this time...