Has Herman Cain flipped from top tier candidate to actual front runner? A new poll out by CNN/ORC shows that Cain is literally neck and neck with assumed front runner Mitt Romney, with Cain having 25 percent of support in comparison to Romney’s 26 percent. No other candidate comes near the two, with Governor Rick Perry grabbing a mere 13 percent.
And in an even bigger showing of how quickly the race can change, Cain is the only Republican candidate to lead President Barack Obama in a head to head match up, according to polling from Rasmussen. Cain leads Obama 43 percent to 41 percent, although that lead does fall within the polling margin of error of 3 points. Cain’s big lead? Among those 65 and over.
“Cain now has the chance to make the case for why he should be the challenger to Mitt Romney,” said Rasmussen Reports President Scott Rasmussen in a statement released with the poll. “Many others have auditioned for the role and fallen flat, and it remains to be seen whether Cain’s fate will be similar.”
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