Cain Tied With Romney, Leading Obama in New Polls

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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Paul Diamond
Paul Diamond4 years ago

It is a measure of the intellect of the republican party that the most articulate, most intelligent, most experienced, most personable, most consistent with the best record of working well with democrats and foreign affairs is at the very bottom of the polls of all the candidates running for the republican party. That is John Huntsman.
As Arsenio Hall used to say,"Hmmmm."

If you miss the way it used to be- then tax a millionaire,support a union and buy American.

K s Goh
KS Goh4 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Shawn P.
Shawn P.4 years ago

Looks like the Republican party is just chock full of cretins, morons, and ding-dongs, each one more out of touch and crazier than next.......yikes!!!!

Patrick F.
Patrick f.4 years ago

Saw on tv today Perry, Romney,Cain,Paul,and one more not sure who he was.. anyhow, I was actually hoping it was a firing squad, but it was just a debate....sad

Linda McKellar
Past Member 4 years ago

Flavour of the week, or should I say weak. Romney, then Bachmann, then Perry, then Cain....
next? Simply proof that the government of the USA is depraved, corrupt, out of touch and totally owned by Mr. Big...and that's on both sides of the aisle, Dems and Reps.

Patrick F.
Patrick f.4 years ago

Patrick F.
Patrick f.4 years ago

They SHOULD be a post in front of a firing squad!

Marjaana V.
m y.4 years ago

if cain gets anywhere near the white house, i'm moving to europe.

Jan N.
Jan N.4 years ago

Geez, Robin, give it a rest. We don’t need a daily report on what the polls supposedly say; you can start tallying results once the primaries get underway. The polls tomorrow may say something different, depending on how people react to tonight’s debate. You act like these polls mean something.

Dominic C.
Dominic C.4 years ago

Its too early to tell at the moment. There are still a lot out there not counted yet. If Wall Street is stricken, do you think both Cain and Romney will be their ideal choice? Think again.