Sunday, November 13, 2011

Despite Media Barrage, Cain Leads In Florida

Despite the media barrage aimed at Herman Cain, the former businessman leads Mitt Romney among likely Republican primary voters in Florida, according to a new Rasmussen Reports poll.

Cain, whose campaign has been roiled with sexual harassment complaints dating to the 1990s, snagged 30 percent support in the November 8th Rasmussen telephone survey of 788 likely voters, compared with former Massachusetts Governor Romney’s 24 percent.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich finished third with 19 percent. No other candidate picked up double-digit support, including Texas Governor Rick Perry, at 4 percent. Texas Rep. Ron Paul and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann had 3 percent apiece.

Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman followed with 2 percent, while former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum had 1 percent.

Meanwhile, in South Carolina, Cain trailed Romney 20 to 22 percent in Clemson University’s Palmetto Poll released on Wednesday. More than two-thirds of the 600 likely GOP primary voters in South Carolina said they had not decided which GOP candidate they will support.

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