Thursday, September 29, 2011

'Cain Train' Gains GOP Race Steam

Herman Cain’s “Cain Train” is showing signs of gaining momentum in the race for the Republican nomination for the White House. A new Rasmussen Reports poll shows that the former pizza magnate would run President Barack Obama close in a head-to-head match-up.

After trailing other Republican hopefuls for months, Cain’s campaign suddenly has caught fire, with pundits crediting his catchy 9-9-9 plan, which would cut corporate and income taxes to 9 percent while instituting a similar rate for a new national sales tax.herman, cain, rasmussen, poll

Rasmussen’s poll of likely voters suggests that he trails Obama by just five percentage points, with 39 percent saying they would vote to re-elect the president and 34 percent saying they would go for the only leading contender who has never held elective office.

Last month, Cain trailed Obama by 7 percentage points, and in March, he was behind by 18 points.

Rasmussen Poll: Cain Within 5 Points of Obama.

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