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Cain, Palin See Big Gains in GOP Presidential Polling in Iowa

The latest PPP poll shows big gains for Sarah Palin and Herman Cain in Iowa:

Cain Romney polls at 21%. Sarah Palin and Herman Cain are tied for second at 15%. Newt Gingrich is 4th with 12%, Michele Bachmann 5th with 11%, Tim Pawlenty 6th with 10%, Ron Paul 7th with 8%, and Jon Huntsman 8th with 0% (only one respondent to the poll picked him.) 8% said they supported someone else or were undecided.

Cain and Palin have been the biggest beneficiaries in Iowa of Huckabee and Trump's decisions not to run. Cain is at 15% now despite not even having been included on our last poll. Palin's gained 7 points in the six weeks since our last poll compared to 5 point gains for Romney, Pawlenty, and Bachmann, a 3 point gain for Gingrich, and a 2 point bump for Paul.

Watch a video Cain put out this week, urging folks to get on his train, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Gross.

    Posted by: tranquilo | Jun 1, 2011 1:27:49 PM

  2. I must have been sleeping under a rock, because this is the very first time I've heard of this guy. Cain? Really? As in just a "Mc" shy of the last goon who ran for president on the Republican ticket?

    Was that a gay man at 3:29? I know that question is kind of irrelevant and unanswerable, but seeing how they were trying to reach out to all kinds of demographics at the end of the video, I'm just wondering if that was the bone they were throwing to the gay community. Which, if it was, would be ironic, as Cain supports DOMA.

    I never really bought that the Tea Party was a racist organization, but I did buy into it being kind of misdirected joke and this video only strengthens that belief.

    Posted by: VinciSmetana | Jun 1, 2011 1:28:41 PM

  3. What a bunch of LOSERS.

    Posted by: Red | Jun 1, 2011 2:07:16 PM

  4. Tea Party = coalition of racists, sadists, and empty headed folks. One big tent.

    Posted by: Rodney Wollam | Jun 1, 2011 2:21:21 PM

  5. and I still won't vote for 'em.

    Posted by: The TRUTH | Jun 1, 2011 2:35:40 PM

  6. Even the whack jobs in the GOP/TP can't agree on which idiot to vote for and how many are there now 14?

    Posted by: alexInBoston | Jun 1, 2011 5:59:53 PM

  7. There is absolutely no way that Herman Cain can win the nomination based on Tea Party support. I have attended too many (one is actually too many) Tea Party rallies (as an observer) and seen the rampant racism that they of course deny. And while it would be unfair to categorize the Tea Party as a racist organization it is certainly fair, at least from my perspective and experience, to state that a very high percentage of their members absolutely qualify as racists.

    If Cain wins the GOP nomination then the lots of baggers are going to stay home. There is no way a large number of them could bring themselves to vote for an African-American and having Cain vs Obama would either drive them to a 3rd party fringe candidate or result in their not voting at all.

    In 2008 McCain picked Palin because he thought she could woo the Hillary supporters who were discouraged because the Democrats failed to nominate her. While it would be wonderful to believe that the GOP is stupid enough to pick Cain hoping to draw black voters who don't feel that Obama has done enough it would simply be wishful thinking because racism will trump stupidity and it simply won't happen. Cain has as much chance of getting the nomination as my dog.

    Posted by: Tyron | Jun 2, 2011 11:07:31 AM

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