In the nationwide poll of likely Republican primary voters, Cain got 30 percent of the vote. Mitt Romney came in second with 22 percent, and Newt Gingrich has made a stunning surge into third place, taking 15 percent. Rick Perry is in fourth with 14 percent. No other candidate breaks double digits.
Cain also appears to have seized the tea party mantle. A 39 percent plurality of self-identified tea partiers name him as their candidate of choice, while 16 percent name Gingrich, 14 percent name Perry, and 13 percent name Romney.
Posted: 10.12.11 @ 11:18 p.m.