Herman Cain Leads Mitt Romney in Republican Presidential Nomination Des Moines Register’s Iowa Poll, 23% to 22%



The Herman Cain express rolls on. For those that said Herman Cain’s poll numbers were the flavor of the month and he had no staying power, think again. It would appear that Herman Cain’s poll numbers have legs as he heads Mitt Romney in the most recent Des Moines Register’s Iowa Poll for the GOP nomination.

Herman Cain and Mitt Romney top The Des Moines Register’s new Iowa Poll, with the retired pizza executive edging the former Massachusetts governor 23 percent to 22 percent in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

Cain has surged 13 percentage points since the first Iowa Poll of the caucus cycle, conducted in late June. His rise has come despite spending little time in Iowa recently, campaigning here just once since the Aug. 13 Iowa straw poll, where he placed fifth.

As Cain surges, Texas Gov. Rick Perry continues in GOP nomination campaign free-fall as he is now in 5th place in the Iowa poll with only 7%.  It is safe to say Perry has fallen and he can’t get up. However, the question still remains whether Cain can translate a lead in a poll to a ground organization in Iowa for individuals to show up for the 2012 Iowa Caucus and vote for him.

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