hermancain1Yesterday the latest Iowa Caucus Poll was released by Rasmussen.  It shows the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO, Herman Cain, leading the Republican field.  Out of 800 likely Republican Caucus participants Cain had 28%.  Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney was seven points behind at 21%.  Texas Congressman Ron Paul was a distant third at 10%.   Former Speaker Newt Gingrich has 9%, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachman has 8%, Texas Governor Rick Perry has 7%, Former Senator Rick Santorum has 4%, and former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has 2%.  8% are undecided.

Cain has taken a well-deserved beating this week, and while the Phoenix has risen once I highly doubt he can do so again.  He has been caught saying one thing to one group and the opposite thing to anotherHe “misspoke” regarding negotiating with terrorists.  He said he was both anti-abortion and pro-choice.  Since he doesn’t have a record what are we supposed to believe?

The rest of the field has dumped on his 9-9-9 plan, rightly pointing out it will raise taxes on lower and middle class families, and adds another revenue stream (sales tax).  He says phase 2 will be the implementation of the Fair Tax, but there is no guarantee that will be implemented and we could find ourselves with both an income tax and sales tax that can be raised… Europe anyone?  Under the pressure he’s already been forced to tweak his plan.

The magic number in this poll is 32%.  Only one-third of respondents say that their support is firm.  Ask Congresswoman Bachmann and Governor Perry about what soft support will do to you.  Don’t be surprised to see a different frontrunner next time the poll is released.

You May Also Like

Hinson Launches Second Ad in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District Race

Ashley Hinson, the Republican nominee for Congress in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District, released her second TV ad titled “Grace.”

Cruz Announces Leadership for Every County in First Four States

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign on Wednesday announced that it has named a chairman in all 171 counties that comprise the first four states.

Ernst: I Will Always Fight Relentlessly For You

Joni Ernst: The choice this election is simple: Do we continue fighting for Iowa values, or will we turn our country over to the radical left?