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Gallup: At 77 Percent, Cain Leads Republican Field in Favorable Rating
Cybercast News Service ^ | October 12, 2011 | Terence P. Jeffrey

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.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 2012; 999; cain; frontrunner; gallup; gingrich; goherman; hermanator; hermancain; momentum; newt; newtgingrich; steamroller; teaparties; teaparty; trueconservative
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1 posted on 10/14/2011 6:57:32 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

bump to what many of us are thinking, but cannot say.


2 posted on 10/14/2011 7:00:34 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: neverdem
>>>>>.. former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, whose favorable rating is 72 percent, says Gallup.

Some Republicans are out to lunch!

3 posted on 10/14/2011 7:01:14 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: neverdem

President Cain.

Has a nice ring to it.


4 posted on 10/14/2011 7:01:28 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country but Herman Cain loves mine.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

“Rick Perry is fourth at 63 percent”

Must be a lot of people out there that don’t mind being called heartless.


5 posted on 10/14/2011 7:02:36 PM PDT by BobL (A vote for Perry is a vote for Romney)
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To: neverdem
I'm not voting for Romney.
I'm not voting for Perry.
6 posted on 10/14/2011 7:02:57 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: neverdem

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.


7 posted on 10/14/2011 7:06:19 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I would like to hear from Rick Santoram, they seem to be
shutting him out.
8 posted on 10/14/2011 7:06:47 PM PDT by rebapiper (Q)
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To: ClearCase_guy

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.


9 posted on 10/14/2011 7:07:22 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: neverdem

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....


10 posted on 10/14/2011 7:08:11 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: ClearCase_guy

I’m not voting for Palin!


11 posted on 10/14/2011 7:08:27 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (I Stand With Cain!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

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.


12 posted on 10/14/2011 7:08:33 PM PDT by Oceander (If Romney is the GOP nominee, then Obama wins in 2012, either directly or by proxy)
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To: Reagan Man
Some Republicans are...

...out to lunch!!!

13 posted on 10/14/2011 7:10:44 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

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.


14 posted on 10/14/2011 7:10:56 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (I won't vote for Romney. I won't vote for Perry.)
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To: Oceander
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.

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.

15 posted on 10/14/2011 7:11:06 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Randy Larsen
I’m not voting for Palin!

Well that's OK 'cause she's not running!

16 posted on 10/14/2011 7:11:43 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: neverdem

When does that shaved gerbil Karl Rove’s FOX contract expire?

I can’t stand listening to him.


17 posted on 10/14/2011 7:15:38 PM PDT by Java4Jay
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To: Recovering_Democrat

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?


18 posted on 10/14/2011 7:16:01 PM PDT by Oceander (If Romney is the GOP nominee, then Obama wins in 2012, either directly or by proxy)
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To: EagleUSA

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


19 posted on 10/14/2011 7:17:08 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: neverdem

“...Mitt Romney, whose favorable rating is 72 percent....”

Crazy. Why?


20 posted on 10/14/2011 7:18:53 PM PDT by Gator113 (~ Just livin' life~)
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To: neverdem

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.


21 posted on 10/14/2011 7:19:08 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (t)
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To: ClearCase_guy

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/

Cheers!

rd

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?


22 posted on 10/14/2011 7:19:56 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Oceander

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.


23 posted on 10/14/2011 7:20:23 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Liberhoids: Painful, Stinky, and Red.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

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.


24 posted on 10/14/2011 7:21:31 PM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick, who needs to pound the fiction flackers back into the Stone Age.)
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To: Graybeard58
Let's try limited government.

cain-obama-people2
Obama is TOAST! The only question remains - regular or extra-crispy?

25 posted on 10/14/2011 7:22:07 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Graybeard58

President Cain is Able.


26 posted on 10/14/2011 7:23:47 PM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

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.

Hank


27 posted on 10/14/2011 7:26:20 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Screw it. Newt's the smartest candidate and the guy I want to see debating Obummer. Flame away.)
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To: katiedidit1

Cain does not support audits of the fed reserve


Don’t believe everything the Paul supporters want you to.

Cain said Paul’s 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 don’t think you’re going to find anything to audit on the Federal Reserve.’ But they want you to believe that Herman Cain doesn’t want the Federal Reserve to be audited.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/09/27/cain-annoyed-by-%e2%80%98stupid%e2%80%99-questions-from-ron-paul-supporters/#ixzz1aoxgLzKq


28 posted on 10/14/2011 7:26:39 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: ClearCase_guy
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.

Call Hank Jr.! Put that to music and you have the anthem for the rise of a new Republican party.

29 posted on 10/14/2011 7:26:39 PM PDT by GBA (The Constitution and conservatism must win in 2012!)
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To: neverdem
Cain and other conservatives in the race need to singularly go after Romney to take down his favorability rating. Wipe that plastic veneer off his past statements and record (and his face) and expose him for the flip-flopping, wishy-washy liberal that he is.

Cain especially needs to do this if he wants to get some distance between the 2; however, he strongly supported Romney in the 2008. Why did he do that, and how is he going to go after Romney now? "Mr. Cain, you strongly endorsed Mitt Romney in 2008. Why are you running against him now? If he was worthy of GOP primary votes then, why not now? If he would be such a great President and was already the GOP front runner this time, why did you decide to run against him? What should we believe about Mitt - your endorsement then or your criticism now?"
30 posted on 10/14/2011 7:28:50 PM PDT by GLDNGUN
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To: BobL
“Rick Perry is fourth at 63 percent”

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. :-)

31 posted on 10/14/2011 7:33:30 PM PDT by South40 (Reject the pro-ILLEGAL Alien candidate. Vote conservative -- vote for Herman Cain!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Hussein hates America. Romney does not. That alone makes them worthy of your vote.

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.

32 posted on 10/14/2011 7:34:01 PM PDT by sand88
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To: GLDNGUN

Maybe Romney looked different to Mr. Cain three years ago?


33 posted on 10/14/2011 7:35:57 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: South40

LOL...


34 posted on 10/14/2011 7:39:04 PM PDT by BobL (A vote for Perry is a vote for Romney)
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To: neverdem

Cain must be pulling ahead; I saw where Letterman plans to mock his 9-9-9 plan on tonight’s show.


35 posted on 10/14/2011 7:41:18 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: doc1019

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.


36 posted on 10/14/2011 7:44:11 PM PDT by federal__reserve (Economy on life support needs a revolutionary tax plan, not fiddle around the edges!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Hussein hates America...We cannot allow Hussein to win another term.

I think (hope), we (must) all agree on that....


37 posted on 10/14/2011 7:46:10 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, spend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: federal__reserve

We are of like mind.


38 posted on 10/14/2011 7:48:08 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: Oceander
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?

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.

39 posted on 10/14/2011 7:50:43 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: neverdem

PTL!


40 posted on 10/14/2011 7:53:11 PM PDT by ken21
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To: sand88; skinkinthegrass

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.


41 posted on 10/14/2011 7:53:40 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: federal__reserve
I can see Cain garnering the following groups: Bachmann, Santorum, potential Palin, Perry, Gingrich, some from Paul, and not a few of the OWS folks who are fed up with Solydra-type deals. He speaks of potential to bring a third of the black vote, but I prefer not to split Americans into categories by race.

IMO the worst possible Republican candidate would be Romney. Obama should be firmly ousted, if not prosecuted.

42 posted on 10/14/2011 7:57:00 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (minds change)
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To: ClearCase_guy

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.


43 posted on 10/14/2011 8:04:32 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Reddy

Rino


44 posted on 10/14/2011 8:05:49 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: doc1019

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!


45 posted on 10/14/2011 8:08:25 PM PDT by MonicaG (God bless our military! Praying and thanking God for you every day. Thank you!)
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To: jwalsh07

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.


46 posted on 10/14/2011 8:08:59 PM PDT by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: neverdem

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


47 posted on 10/14/2011 8:09:58 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

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.


48 posted on 10/14/2011 8:11:11 PM PDT by federal__reserve (Economy on life support needs a revolutionary tax plan, not fiddle around the edges!)
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To: Java4Jay

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 $$.


49 posted on 10/14/2011 8:11:55 PM PDT by Cookies4ever
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To: federal__reserve

Actually I forgot to include Perry in that list..so there are 5 conservatives fighting 1 moderate.


50 posted on 10/14/2011 8:13:14 PM PDT by federal__reserve (Economy on life support needs a revolutionary tax plan, not fiddle around the edges!)
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