It is an exciting time for Herman Cain. Rasmussen Reports shows Cain defeating President Obama in their most recent polling.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters shows Cain attracting 43% support, while Obama earns 41%. Given such a matchup, eight percent (8%) prefer some other candidate, and another eight percent (8%) are undecided.
If the main argument against Herman Cain is that he can’t win a general election against President Obama continues to be erased by polling data that suggests otherwise, and he backs those polls up with increased fundraising and strong debate performances, what argument will media and establishment have against Herman Cain?
To put Herman Cain’s polling into perspective:
Rick Perry is the only other GOP candidate to have ever held a lead against the president in this cycle. That came just as the Texas governor entered the race when he was widely perceived as the front-runner. Perry now trails Obama by double digits.
Mitt Romney trails President Obama by just 2 percent in a matchup. Also worth noting is that Newt Gingrich appears to be on the rise in recent polling.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is the only other candidate aside from Romney and Cain who earns double-digit support among likely Republican primary voters. He gets 10% backing, well behind Romney and Cain who each pick up 29% of the vote.