RISING CAIN … NBC/WSJ Poll: Herman Cain Leads the GOP Presidential Contenders



For those who say that Mitt Romney is a sure thing to win the Republican Presidential primary … not so fast! Could we possibly be saying President Herman Cain in 2012?

In the most recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll comes the following surprising result, Herman Cain leads the pack of GOP presidential contenders. Herman Cain, the former God Father’s pizza CEO garnered 27% of GOP voters,  for Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney 23% and Texas Governor Rick Perry 16%. Herman Cain is on a roll lately and has gained considerable momentum, Perry is sliding fast and Romney is polling sure and steady.  However, it is obvious that Cain is on a roll and has catapulted himself into the limelight and the GOP primary lead. Now it is a matter of can he sustain his new found support.

Cain checks in as the first choice of 27 percent of Republican voters in the poll, followed by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at 23 percent and Perry at 16 percent. After those three, it’s Texas Rep. Ron Paul at 11 percent, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at 8 percent, Bachmann at 5 percent and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman at 3 percent.

In the previous survey, conducted in late August, Perry led the field at 38 percent, Romney stood at 23 percent, while Cain was at only 5 percent.

“He isn’t a politician”

Cain’s numbers are sky-high among Republican primary voters. Fifty-two percent view him favorably, versus just 6 percent who see him unfavorably. Among Tea Party supporters, his favorable/unfavorable score is 69 percent to 5 percent. And among Republicans who identify themselves as “very conservative,” it’s 72 percent to 2 percent.

The full polling results can be seen HERE. The fact that Cain has never been a politician is resonating with the GOP voters. Imagine a Cain-Obama Presidential match up and BO trying to tell America he is a DC outsider because his campaign is based out of Chicago.

Doug Ross says, “Shhh… no one tell the Axis of Fail that Herman Cain is currently leading Mitt Romney in the polls, having jumped 22 points in the last six weeks.” However, the Legion of Gloom has gotten the memo as Democrats, the LEFT, the liberal MSM and black celebrities are on a full scale attack on Herman Cain.

Just curious, are those who oppose Herman Cain racist?

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    9 Responses to “RISING CAIN … NBC/WSJ Poll: Herman Cain Leads the GOP Presidential Contenders”

    1. NGBoston on October 13th, 2011 8:58 am

      The more I see and hear about Herman Cain, the more I like.

      My only issue with him is —-does he have the experience? He certainly can run a business and has tons of common sense….but the last time America elected an INEXPERIENCED candidate in to office…

      Well…..it has not been a positive thing.


      Don’t like “stupid” ?


      BTW, that hopey changey thing was a farce. It has been a dismal failure ! (Duh)

      I will be watching Mr. Cain and Mr. Romney in the upcoming countdown to election. Since Christie didn’t run- so far—these 2 appeal to me the most.

    2. Jayne on the Left Coast on October 13th, 2011 10:05 am

      Haven’t you heard? The elite RINO’s have decided it’s Mitt’s turn.

    3. NGBoston on October 13th, 2011 1:48 pm

      Hi, Jayne. I’m obviously from Mass and I do like Mitt Romney as a LEADER and INNOVATOR.

      However- I am not completely SOLD on Romney- as he is responsible for a Socialized and mandatory HEALTH CARE PLAN in this State that has failed pretty miserably.

      While we have some of the very best Medical Care and Health Care in our Nation here in Boston- the costs are astronomical and it has caused many small business Owners great distress that they are actually penalized or forced to carry large premiums instead of being freely able to remain as they were.

      I don’t love Mitt- but I can tell you—the RINO label….not so sure. Romney was an effective leader here at the time, and he is a very capable and qualified individual.

      Call him what you may- he is conservative fiscally and can run a Country- as well as if not better than he ran our State- and took charge of the Olympics in Colorado. I think Romney actually would create jobs.

      Again, what scares me about Mitt is he does vascillate from time to time and is he really adept at Foriegn Policy? He is an intelligent Man, and a go-getter who does apply his background and extensive experience and the man can balance a budget!

      Again, I think there are many things about Romney that are NOT pluses.

      However—who do we have left? Bachmann? No. Of all those left standing, honestly- and I am sorry-but she is too loose of a cannon for me.

      I like Cain but not sure either. At least we have some decent choices this year but Christie would have gotten my vote if he had ran and been elected. Since Guiliani is not running again- not so sure I like anyone else at this point other than Romney or Cain.

      All just my opinion of course—who do you like Jayne?


    4. Tamikosmom on October 16th, 2011 8:50 am


      Cain: Blacks Are ‘Over This First African-American President Thing’
      Published September 26, 2011

      CAIN: My message is resonating, not because of my color but because the message is simple, and it is sticking to the American people in terms of actually making a difference.

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    5. Tamikosmom on October 16th, 2011 8:51 am


      Cain: Blacks Are ‘Over This First African-American President Thing’
      Published September 26, 2011

      CAIN: I think that they’re over this first African-American president thing. I think that is behind them. Here’s what’s going to do it, Greta, growing this economy. Growing this economy is what’s foremost on the minds of black Americans, Hispanic Americans, ALL AMERICANS.

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    6. Tamikosmom on October 16th, 2011 8:56 am


      A National Scurity Standpoint

      Cain: Blacks Are ‘Over This First African-American President Thing’
      Published September 26, 2011

      VAN SUSTEREN: If you become president, are you going to — is there anything you’re going to do differently about the drug cartels and the violence that — down in that country from a humanitarian standpoint, as well as from a national security standpoint for us?

      CAIN: Let’s start with the national security standpoint. I am going to secure the border for real. That’s step one. I don’t know why previous administrations, including this one as well as the Bush administration, didn’t get serious about securing the border. Maybe they didn’t want to offend our neighbor. I’m not concerned about offending them. I’m more concerned about protecting Americans. So that’s job number one.

      Secondly, yes, I’m not — I can’t worry about humanitarian reasons inside Mexico right now until we make sure that we deal with what’s happening in this country and what’s leaving this country. You’ve heard about some of the scandals in terms of weapons, you know, that were going from the United States that ended up in the hands of the drug cartels. We have got to get serious about defending the borders and defending our laws here in the United States first. Those are going to be my two top priorities. Then I’ll deal with humanitarian issues that might be happening in Mexico.

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    7. Tamikosmom on October 16th, 2011 8:58 am


      Cain: Black community ‘brainwashed’ into voting for Dems
      September 28th, 2011

      “This whole notion that all African-Americans are not going to vote for Obama is not necessarily true,” Cain said.

      He continued, “I believe a third [of African-Americans] would vote for me, based on my own anecdotal feedback. NOT VOTE FOR ME BECAUSE I’M BLACK BUT BECAUSE OF MY POLICIES.”


    8. Tamikosmom on October 16th, 2011 9:04 am

      Herman Cain Gains Stature Among GOP Faithful
      By Doug McKelway

      Published September 29, 2011

      Cain’s strength comes as his latest book is poised for release on October 4th. Entitled, “This is Herman Cain,” the book details his growing up in the segregated South, his rise through corporate America, his battle with cancer and his admiration for his father Luther, who Cain says, “had a PhD in common sense.”

      One passage reads, “One of the most important lessons Dad taught us was not to feel like victims. He never felt like a victim; he never expressed one ‘victim’ attitude the whole while I knew him. It was his inner self-determination. He just never had that attitude, so we didn’t have that attitude.”

      Cain continues to raise eyebrows with his blunt, often politically incorrect opinions.



      This Is Herman Cain!: My Journey to the White House

      Released: October 4, 2011

    9. Dave on October 17th, 2011 12:33 pm

      I don’t know how anyone can even consider Herman Cain. He was chairman of the Kansas Federal Reserve bank! He’s a TOTAL insider!!!

      Ron Paul for president. He’s NOT banker-owned..

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