Politics & Policy

Second Poll of the Day Also Shows Romney, Cain Leading

Results from Gallup poll released today of Republicans and Republican leaning independents: Mitt Romney (20 percent), Herman Cain (18 percent), Rick Perry (15 percent), Ron Paul (8 percent), Newt Gingrich (7 percent), Michele Bachmann (5 percent), Rick Santorum (3 percent), and Jon Huntsman (2 percent).

When Gallup polled in September, only 10 percent of Republicans were undecided; now that number has doubled to 20 percent. Perry’s support was halved, going from 31 percent to 15 percent.  Cain gained 13 percentage points, while Romney went down by 4 percentage points. 

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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