In recent polls taken this month, Herman Cain has been shown to be rising in the polls. He now holds third place with 17% over his 6% in August. As we get closer to the primary the polls continue to change, and not surprisingly. Cain has been promoting himself very well in all the states that he has been to. Going as far as to rent a tour bus and travel Florida to talk with voters. He has shown how personable and honest he is, and people are really starting to like him for it.
A surprise in the September poll is Newt Gingrich’s surge taking him to 4th place with 11% and above Ron Paul. Out of all the poll results I could think of, this is not one that I had thought would happen. I know Gingrich to be an eloquent speaker and over all a nice guy, but I didn’t expect him to rise above Ron Paul. It will be interesting to see if Newt Gingrich holds his place above Ron Paul.
Also in the new poll, Romney rises above Perry to reclaim his lead, but only by a small margin with him at 23% and Perry with 19%. That is a big drop for Perry who held a whopping 29% ahead of Romneys 22%.
So the majority of Perry’s poll backers seem to have spread out to the other candidates. After Perry started out so high in the polls, there was only two things that could happen. Who would either stay in the lead or fall.
Other candidates in the race are in the low single digits, with Huntsman with 4% and Bachmann and Santorum sharing 3%. But amidst all of this Santorum has been getting good feedback since his showing in the most recent debate. And Bachmann has been on the bottom since Perry entered, but I wouldn’t count her out yet. And with Gary Johnson receiving a resounding 0%, it seems like his campaign isn’t going anywhere.
Another factor, this poll was taken before the Fox/Google Debate. So right now what I am waiting to see is what the poll results will look like next month. And with the shift in the September poll results, the one in October is going to probably shift even more.
To see all of the poll information, follow this link – http://www.foxnews.com/interactive/politics/2011/09/28/fox-news-poll-gop-race-top-tier/