Cain Leads in New Poll

by Katrina Trinko

Results from just-released NBC/WSJ poll of GOP voters: Herman Cain (27 percent), Mitt Romney (23 percent), Rick Perry (16 percent), Ron Paul (11 percent), Newt Gingrich (8 percent), Michele Bachmann (5 percent), Jon Huntsman (3 percent), and Rick Santorum (1 percent). Five percent remain unsure.

Regarding the recent controversy about Romney being Mormon, 21 percent of adults are not comfortable with his religion, but that number drops to 13 percent among GOP primary voters. 

When all registered voters are polled, President Obama would win in a direct match with Cain, 49 percent to 38 percent. Obama to Romney would be 46 percent to 44 percent, while Obama to Perry would be 51 percent to 39 percent.