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NC Republicans find Cain able

Posted October 4, 2011

Businessman Herman Cain seems to have grabbed the momentum in the scramble for the Republican presidential nomination.

Cain won a surprise victory in a Sept. 24 straw poll in Florida, and now is the front-runner in polls of voters in North Carolina, Nebraska and West Virginia by Public Policy Polling.

In North Carolina, Cain was favored by 27 percent of those polled, far ahead of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, each of whom had 17 percent. Texas Gov. Rick Perry was the only other candidate in double digits at 15 percent.

A month ago, Cain himself was in single digits in North Carolina, according to the polls.

PPP says Cain is picking up support among the most conservative GOP voters, many of whom have fled Perry's camp in recent weeks. The Texan's popularity in North Carolina has cratered since last month, when he had the support of more than a third of the state's Republican voters.

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  • jcs3102 Oct 11, 2011

    book smarts, common sense and a plan! got my vote

  • doovinator Oct 10, 2011

    next month it'll be someone else.

  • greg69innc Oct 8, 2011

    Yup Yup the man with plan will lead us to the light.

  • driverkid3 Oct 7, 2011

    He would certainly be better that what is in the WH now. He sure couldn't be any worse!

  • jfreud Oct 5, 2011

    Hey, I got the "Cain able" reference.

  • dwilliams642 Oct 4, 2011

    whatever.