Poll: Cain Moves Into Tie for First With Romney

Herman Cain has joined Mitt Romney at the top of the GOP presidential field, according to a new CBS News poll.

The former Godfather’s Pizza CEO and the ex-Massachusetts governor lead the other hopefuls, tying with 17 percent support among Republican primary voters. Cain has picked up 12 points since a CBS News/New York Times poll released in mid-September. But that was before the businessman’s well-received debate performance in Orlando and his victory in Florida’s Presidency 5 straw poll. Romney’s support remains virtually the same, though he ticked up one point in the past two weeks.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has 12 percent, shedding 11 points since the last CBS poll. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich attracts 8 percent and Texas Rep. Ron Paul garners 7 percent. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann receives 4 percent; former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum gets 3 percent; and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman sits at the bottom of the field with 2 percent. Notably, 18 percent remain undecided, signaling the race is very much in flux.



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