Sunday, November 13, 2011

New Polls Reveal Herman Cain Continues To Hold On To Support While Former Speaker Newt Gingrich Rises

Herman Cain has some interesting new polling information in the Republican race for the nomination.  The polls show that while Cain has taken a hit due to the sexual harassment allegations, he continues to hold on to a substantial percent of voters in national polls and is tied or leads in five state polls released late last week.  Meanwhile the newest anti-Romney GOP candidate to rise in the polls is former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich:

National (CBS News): Cain 18, Gingrich 15, Romney 15

National (McClatchy/Marist): Romney 23, Gingrich 19, Cain 17, Paul 10

Newt Gingrich
Iowa (Insider Advantage):  Cain 23, Romney 19, Gingrich 15, Paul 11

South Carolina (Insider Advantage): Cain 26, Gingrich 19, Romney 16

Florida (Quinnipac):  Cain 27, Romney 21, Gingrich 17

Ohio (Quinnipac): Cain 25, Romney 20, Gingrich 11

Pennsylvania (Quinnipac):  Cain 17, Romney 17, Gingrich 13, Santorum 13

It is interesting that although former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has the organization and the support of virtually every establishment Republican figure who has announced an endorsement, the GOP electorate clearly prefers someone else and is willing to back candidates with perceived and/or real character flaws such as Cain and Gingrich.  This to me shows the growing divide between the Republican establishment, Wall Street types and the Main Street, populist Republicans who make up the majority of the GOP electorate.   Will President Barack Obama exploit this populist divide if Romney is nominated?


M Theory said...

The media is systematically ignoring Ron Paul. See the latest debate.

If Ron Paul loses the primary, I hope he runs as an independent or Libertarian and siphons off any hope of a Republican victory.

I would not feel this way if Ron Paul were given fair media coverage and had an even playing field to compete like the others get.

Ignoring Ron Paul is more evidence that there is a conspiracy against him in favor of Establishment puppet candidates.

Marycatherine Barton said...

HFFT is correct! We live in a corporatocracy, and the media is its public relations department.