Cain takes over first place in latest Zogby poll

Herman Cain moved into first place in the latest Zogby poll with the support of 19% of the likely Republican voters surveyed.  Chris Christie, who has repeatedly said that he’s not running, slipped from first to second place with 16%.  Rounding out the top five were Mitt Romney, 11%; Ron Paul, 9%; and Sarah Palin, 6%.  Support for Cain increased from 14% in the previous poll, taken two weeks ago.  The survey was taken May 20 – 23, and reflects the decisions not to run of Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump.

The poll provided more bad news for Newt Gingrich.  Gingrich garnered only 3% support, falling behind Bachmann (5%) and Pawlenty (4%) and tied for eighth place with Rick Santorum. He was in 5th place at 7% in the previous poll.  In addition, Gingrich had the highest negative rating with 17% of likely Republican voters saying that they “would never vote for” him.  He also did worse in the head-to-head match-up with Obama among all of the likely voters surveyed, losing 48% to 30%.

The good news for Republicans was that among all voters surveyed, only 42% thought Obama “deserves to be re-elected” while 52% thought we “need someone new”.  Christie did the best against Obama polling in a statistical dead-heat (Obama,45%-Christie, 44%).  Romney and Pawlenty were tied for second place in the head-to-head match-ups with Obama.

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Toonces the Cat is a 22-year old grey tabby fiscal conservative who likes cream, tuna, and "On the Record". He lives in St. Matthews, South Carolina, with his parents who occasionally assist him with this blog. View all posts by tooncesthecat

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