In a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey shows Herman Cain has surpassed Mitt Romney in a national poll. Rick Perry, who was sinking, has settled in at 16% followed by Ron Paul at 11%. One time top-tier candidate, Michele Bachmann, has fallen to an inconsequential 5%.
The poll shows that the majority of Republicans are still seeking a candidate other than Mitt Romney for the nomination and that they are willing to give Herman Cain a chance.
Herman Cain ——– 27%
Mitt Romney –——- 23%
Rick Perry ———— 16%
Ron Paul ————- 11%
Newt Gingrich ——- 8%
Michele Bachmann – 5%
Jon Huntsman ——- 3%
*Interviews: 1000 adults, including 200 cell phone only respondents Date: October 6-10, 2011
GOP Primary Voters: An oversample of 81 interviews was conducted to achieve
a total of 336 GOP Primary Voters.
Source: MSNBC/Wallstreet Journal