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....”