Skip to comments.Gallup: At 77 Percent, Cain Leads Republican Field in Favorable Rating
Posted on 10/14/2011 6:57:26 PM PDT by neverdem
Herman Cain has the highest favorable rating of any Republican presidential candidate among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents polled by Gallup, according to a survey released today.
Cain's 77-percent favorable rating edges out former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, whose favorable rating is 72 percent, says Gallup.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is third at 66 percent, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is fourth at 63 percent, former Sen. Rick Santorum is fifth at 62 percent, Rep. Michele Bachmann is sixth at 59 percent, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is seventh at 54 percent, and Rep. Ron Paul is eighth at 53 percent.
The survey was conducted between Sept. 26 and Oct. 9. The respondents were asked whether they had a strongly favorable, favorable, unfavorable, or strongly unfavorable view of each candidate. The percentages reported above were the combined responses of stongly favorable and favorable.
Herman Cain also had the lowest unfavorable rating--13 percent. Romney's unfavorable rating was 18 percent.
Cain's favorable rating has gone up slightly and Romney's has gone down slightly since the last time Gallup polled Republicans and Republican-leaning independents on how they viewed Republican candidates. In a survey conducted Aug. 22-Sept. 4, Cain had a favorable rating of 73 percent and Romney had a favorable rating of 71 percent.
In that Aug. 22-Sept. 4 poll, Perry was tied with Cain with a 73 percent favorable rating.
bump to what many of us are thinking, but cannot say.
Some Republicans are out to lunch!
Has a nice ring to it.
“Rick Perry is fourth at 63 percent”
Must be a lot of people out there that don’t mind being called heartless.
Sounds like the Palin folks have moved into the Cain camp, I know I have. Only other candidate that comes close to my conservative views.
Hussein hates America.
Romney does not.
Perry does not.
That alone makes them worthy of your vote.
I am all for electing the most conservative nominee. The only money we’ve sent to ANY declared Presidential candidate this cycle is Herman Cain. But I’m not going to stay away from the ballot box in November of 2012. Our Republic is at stake.
We cannot allow Hussein to win another term.
Well, all, don’t let your bloodpressure get too high at this point -— it is a long way to go yet and things change and things get discovered.
I have my favorites but I am holding my chips at the edge of the political crap table for a while....
I’m not voting for Palin!
Romney doesn’t love this country any more than Obama does; there is precious little difference between the two of them, other than the fact that Romney is melanin-challenged.
I voted for Dole. I voted for Bush. And Bush. I voted for McCain in 2008. I paid my dues. The party’s over and I don’t vote for RINO’s anymore.
Yeah, that is delusional. ALL of the Republican field...including the detestable Jon Huntsman, love America.
Hussein HATES America. The Republicans--ALL OF THEM--do NOT hate America.
Well that's OK 'cause she's not running!
When does that shaved gerbil Karl Roves FOX contract expire?
I cant stand listening to him.
Romney doesn’t love the US any more than Obama does. Why would he lie so cavalierly - or flip-flop if that makes you feel better - if he really had any respect for Americans? And how can you love what you do not respect?
Smart move. It is early yet and the game is really just beginning. I am curious as to why the Rainbow PUSH Coalition backed Cain when he ran for Senate in Georgia...uneasy about Cain’s support of Tarp and also he still believes the govt should play a role in affirmative action...I need more info...also, Cain does not support audits of the fed reserve
“...Mitt Romney, whose favorable rating is 72 percent....”
I like Herman Cain, I do not like 999. But it would not prevent me from gladly pulling the lever for him over the Prince.
Same here, clear case. My recovery included my first vote for a Republican for President in 1996.
I’m just sayin’, as I’m reading “Road to Serfdom” (in the process right now), I’m seeing SO MUCH that Hussein is following the path of dictators/fascists. Hayek is laying it out so clearly...and we are repeating that history.
None of the RINOs will do that—even if they’re not your (or my) ideal version of a conservative.
If you haven’t look at Road to Serfdom, I encourage you to do so. If you HAVE read it, and still don’t think it is important to remove Hussein next election day, then I feel you should read it again. :)
Here is a comic book version if you don’t know what I am talking about: http://mises.org/books/TRTS/
P.S. Your vote for Bush wasn’t wasted: can you imagine how pussified our reaction would have been if AL GORE had been in the White House on 9/11?
Romney loves himself, and is willing to be a windsock to get ahead. Fortunately, we can probably make the windsock blow in the right direction with a pubbie senate and house. He has no spine, he will not stand up to anybody including the tea party. Still, we need to fight tooth and nail to make sure he is not the nominee.
Outside of the South could our dilemma be that virtually ALL our candidates are liked and not sliced up 5 ways from Sunday? And liked much more than Obuma! Like it’s still wide open. Of course, the media crush machine has not yet approached Cain, or Romney. Whoever Rubio would jump in with wins? Yikes.
President Cain is Able.
I understand your sentiment...and will admit it’s possible I could come around. Right now, though, if Myth’s the nominee I’m going 3rd party.
Cain does not support audits of the fed reserve
Don’t believe everything the Paul supporters want you to.
Cain said Pauls fan have stretched the truth by accusing him of not wanting to audit the fed.
I have never said that, Cain wrote. I have said: I dont think youre going to find anything to audit on the Federal Reserve. But they want you to believe that Herman Cain doesnt want the Federal Reserve to be audited.
Call Hank Jr.! Put that to music and you have the anthem for the rise of a new Republican party.
I just responded to a poster who said Perry has #3 or #4 'locked up'. lol!
Funny thing is, he and I both thought that a good thing albeit for differing reasons. :-)
Mitt is a pure Statist at heart - it's in his DNA. Mitt will do NOTHING to turn our Republic towards Liberty. I will write in a name it it's Mitt. I can NEVER vote for that Liberal.
Maybe Romney looked different to Mr. Cain three years ago?
Cain must be pulling ahead; I saw where Letterman plans to mock his 9-9-9 plan on tonight’s show.
Those of us in Bachmann camp have also moved on to the Cain train. I still love what Bachmann stands for. Cain is just more likable, confident, gregarious, great sense of humor, connects really well with any audience. I also like his experience in the real business world. Romney is stiff and reminds of a mannequin. Perry needs to carry 5 hour energy shot drinks with him, and get away from defending college tuition to illegals and stop opposition to building a fence. I guess Perry does not want to lose Hispanics in Texas. However if Cain falls by the wayside, I may have to go with Perry, as the next anti-Romney.
I think (hope), we (must) all agree on that....
We are of like mind.
Ya know what? Romney's and his family are respected in business and political circles. Hussein? 'nuf said.
Romney showed his respect and love for the nation by employing thousands of people in the private sector, serving as a governor and as the director of the 2002 Olympics.
Hussein has never employed anyone in the private sector, he never served as a governor or executive of ANYTHING until he seized power in Novmeber of 2008, and did *squat* in the non-profit/public service sector. The difference between Hussein and Romney is as vast as the gulf between, say, acid rock and disco. You may not enjoy either one--but one you can at least dance to.
I'm not here to defend Romney--since clearly you believe you're prescient regarding motives and actions, and clearly since you've NEVER changed your mind regarding your beliefs--I'll stop engaging.
Most of us mere mortals aren't as pure and wind-driven as you.
I'll just offer up the simple observation that Hussein hates America, the whole field of Republicans DO NOT hate America, and I'll let you alone to continue turning water into wine and preaching to the Pharisees.
see post 39 for my response to those who think there is no difference between Hussein and ANY ONE (in this case Mitt) of the Republicans.
IMO the worst possible Republican candidate would be Romney. Obama should be firmly ousted, if not prosecuted.
Ita, I will NEVER vote for a rink again. Never. Again. If Romney is the candidate, I will write in the name of a conservative.
It seems natural - Palin & Cain are on the same page. I like Bachman and Pailin but starting to get excited/hopeful about Cain.
Mainly praying that God will save our nation! 0bama stresses my heart out. Seriously!
I am hoping 999 can evolve into 14/14, or something close with a flat business and individual tax on all, do some simple deductions at the low end per dependent (no additional credits or deductions beyond a simple standard deduction per person) to help lower the burden on the lower income earners. It is a natural compromise to Cain’s plan. Ditch the sales tax portion that is a significant transition to oversee.
Support without cash = lying MSM pollsters..Just as they lied when they said Perry was ahead, just as they lied when they said Bachmann was ahead.
MSM pollsters are picking our candidate, messing with everybody
I like Cain, I do! I am just being consistent with what I have said all along.
Why any of you people believe whatever the pollsters tell you, just blows my mind...It`s like Alice in Wonderland.
THERE IS ZERO SCIENCE IN POLITICAL PARTISAN POLLING
I hope you are right. The way I see it there are 4 candidates dividing up the votes, Bachmann, Cain, Santorum and Newt. This is helping Romney stay in front with his 25%. The field needs to be winnowed soon, otherwise Romney will gain too much of an advantage and lead.
Amen! I’m so sick of hearing Rove on Fox. Enough already. His hatred of Palin and Cain is so obvious.
I just sent a donation to Mr. Cain. The only way to shut up Rove and his like is to support Mr. Cain with our $$.
Actually I forgot to include Perry in that list..so there are 5 conservatives fighting 1 moderate.