Herman Cain has soared to third place in a new Fox News poll of Republican primary voters, winning 17 percent, which puts him 2 points behind Rick Perry (19 percent) and 6 points behind Mitt Romney (23 percent). Meanwhile, Michele Bachmann is tied for last place at 3 percent with Rick Santorum. Just ahead of Santorum and Bachmann is Jon Huntsman, who is backed by 4 percent.
Newt Gingrich is in fourth place with 11 percent, while Ron Paul is in fifth place at 6 percent support. Fourteen percent of primary voters remain undecided or preferred a candidate not listed by Fox.
The poll was conducted September 25 – 27. Cain won Florida’s Presidency 5 straw poll September 24.