2012 Presidential Campaign

CBS poll shows Herman Cain narrowly ahead of Newt Gingrich

A poll for CBS News has put Herman Cain still narrowly in the lead of the Republican presidential battle, with Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich just behind him in joint second place.

While it appears that Cain’s numbers have been dented by the recent allegations against him, the damage is far from terminal. If no more claims surface, and if the media decides to head off in another direction, Cain could well brush off the allegations. If he won the nomination, however, there would undoubtedly be fresh scrutiny, and that might be something that concerns voters.

The real story from the CBS poll is the relatively strong performance of Newt Gingrich. And given the troubles that have afflicted his rivals, Mitt Romney must surely be concerned by the fact that, despite being just about the only candidate to make no big gaffes, his own campaign is still not really taking off with voters.

Discussion

2 thoughts on “CBS poll shows Herman Cain narrowly ahead of Newt Gingrich

  1. Mitt Romney will not win the nomination, because Mitt Romney is a RINO. Republican In Name Only.

    Posted by theElectorate. | November 11, 2011, 3:18 pm
  2. The effect of the allegations to the voters were evident for a time but I think many Republicans do believe that the accusations were not true that is why the lost Cain supporters are now back to give him the support that he needs once again. This is one big leap for the 999 tax plan ( HermanCainsTaxPlan.com )

    Posted by Ed Thurston | November 14, 2011, 8:42 am

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