Sunday, October 30, 2011


Cain, Romney Finish at Top of Des Moines Register Poll

Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain has taken the lead in the race to win the Iowa Caucuses, according to a Des Moines Register poll published Saturday. 
Cain finished with 23 percent, narrowly beating former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney who finished with 22 percent. The two are essentially tied however, as Cain's one point lead falls within the poll's +/-4.9 percentage point margin of error. 
Cain's finish shows a significant gain of support in Iowa, as he scored just 10 percent in the Register's first poll held in June. Romney's support relatively stayed the same. 
The retired pizza executive's numbers strengthened in Iowa despite him spending little time campaigning The Hawkeye State, with only one appearance there since Aug. 13 -- at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition's presidential forum on Oct. 22.
In a post on Facebook, Cain said, "I am glad to hear that the people of Iowa want a proven problem solver offering real solutions ... Thank you."
Texas Rep. Ron Paul finished third in the poll on 12 percent, while no other contender polled more than 10 percent.

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