Tuesday, October 4, 2011

CBS Poll, Herman Cain Ties Mitt Romney

The American people are now realizing that Herman Cain is a Fair Tax guy. With Tax Reform as a major issue, Herman Cain could make the dream a reality of many Americans in reforming the tax code. With the economy in shambles and high unemployment, the fair tax would solve the problem over night. The possiblities are endless. This would be a moot issue if Sarah Palin decides to throw her hat in the ring.

(CBSNEWS) Herman Cain has moved into a tie with Mitt Romney atop the field of Republican presidential candidates, according to a new CBS News poll, while Rick Perry has fallen 11 percentage points in just two weeks.

The poll shows Cain, who stood at just five percent support two weeks ago, now holding 17 percent support among Republican primary voters. That puts the former Godfather's Pizza CEO into a tie with Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, whose support has essentially held steady over the past two weeks.

Perry, meanwhile, has dropped from 23 percent support to just 12 percent support over the past two weeks, a sign that the Texas governor's shaky debate performances - in which he has alienated portions of both the Republican base and the party establishment - have taken their toll.

Cain's rise follows a flurry of positive media coverage for his upset victory over Perry in the Florida straw poll last month. The only African-American candidate in the GOP field, Cain has also been getting traction with GOP voters and conservative columnists with his 9-9-9 tax plan - a proposal to replace the current tax code with a nine percent flat income tax, a nine percent corporate tax and a nine percent national sales tax.