'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.
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.
Read more on Newsmax.com: Rasmussen Poll: Cain Within 5 Points of Obama.