Businessman Herman Cain has had the most dramatic rise in name recognition among all 2012 Republican presidential candidates, a Gallup
According to Gallup, Cain's name was recognized by 21 percent of Republicans in March. By July 3, that figure had risen to 48 percent – the biggest jump for any GOP hopeful.
Other Republican candidates also have seen their name recognition increase since March:
- Rep. Michele Bachmann: From 54 percent to 74 percent.
- Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman: From 21 percent to 42 percent.
- Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson: From 46 percent to 49 percent.
- Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty: From 14 percent to 20 percent.
Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul had very high name recognition in March, and their numbers have remained essentially the same.
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