Politics & Policy

Cain Soars To Third, Two Points Behind Perry

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. 

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...


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