GOP: Cain 32%, Romney 32%
Americans believe Mitt Romney is most likely to be the 2012 GOP presidential nominee but Herman Cain is in a dead heat with Romney among Republicans. In a scientific Poll Position national telephone survey we asked, among Herman Cain, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney or someone else who you believe will be the Republican presidential nominee in 2012? Mitt Romney came in first with 30%, Herman Cain second at 20% and Rick Perry was third with 11%. Someone else was the choice of 17% and 22% did not offer an opinion.
However, among Republicans, Cain and Romney tied for first with 32% picking them, 13% chose Rick Perry. Eleven percent of Republicans opted for someone else and 12% did not have an opinion.
Democrats favored Romney with 27%, Rick Perry was second with 10% and Herman Cain was the third choice of Democrats with 9%. Someone else was the pick for 19% of Democrats polled and 35% had no opinion.
The order for Independents was Romney with 32%, Cain with 19%, Perry at 9%, someone else 21% an no opinion at 19%.
Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,100 registered voters nationwide was conducted October 25, 2011 and has a margin of error of ±3%.
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