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WashPost/ABC Poll: Cain Benefits Most From Perry Slide

Tuesday, 04 Oct 2011 11:17 AM

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has lost almost half his support in the past month, pushing Mitt Romney back to the top of the hill in the scramble for the Republican presidential nomination. Businessman Herman Cain, however, has benefited most from Perry’s slide, with the new Washington Post-ABC poll showing him tied for second place.
Former Massachusetts governor Romney now leads with 25 percent, with Perry and Cain deadlocked in second with 16 percent. Perry has dropped 13 points since early September and Cain has risen 12 points.

Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, clocks in at 11 percent; former House speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., both at 7 percent; former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., at 2 percent; and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman at 1 percent.

The drop in Perry’s numbers was particularly pronounced among tea partiers, where his support has fallen from 45 percent to 10 percent. Cain, however, had the opposite experience with his support among tea partiers going from 5 percent to 30 percent in a month, the Post noted.

Perry has also been hurt on electability, with 51 percent of Republicans now saying that Romney has a better shot at winning compared with Perry’s 31 percent.

The poll also calculated the support for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin should they enter the race.

If they did, Christie would poll at 10 percent and Palin 9 percent. Of Republicans and Republican leaning independents, 42 percent would like to see Christie enter the race, while two-thirds say they do not want Palin to enter.

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