The hoopla surrounding Herman Cain’s entry into the Republican presidential race has pushed him into a virtual three-way tie for second place, according to a new national poll conducted by InsiderAdvantage for Channel 2 Action News.
The automated poll of 770 likely Republican voters has a margin of error of plus/minus 3.5 percentage points – and shows the damage done to Newt Gingrich as a result of his poor start:
– Mitt Romney, 16.2%;
– Michele Bachmann, 11.8%;
– Sarah Palin, 11%;
– Herman Cain, 10.9%;
– Tim Pawlenty, 7.4%;
– Newt Gingrich, 6.4%;
– Ron Paul, 5%;
– Other, 5.3%;
– Undecided, 25.5%.
Crosstabs were not immediately available, but the Channel 2 report includes this:
The poll showed Romney with an edge among women voters, but Bachmann received the highest percentage of votes from men.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider