A new independent poll finds Herman Cain surging and leading other contenders in Ohio for the Republican presidential nomination. That SAME poll, though, finds none of the G O P hopefuls strong enough to beat President Obama right now. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has the numbers.
In the words of Quinnipiac University pollster Peter Brown, Herman Cain’s rise in Ohio has been meteoric. Cain now leads Republican contenders in Ohio with 28% support. He tops Mitt Romney at 23%, Ron Paul at 8%, Newt Gingrich at 7% and Rick Perry and Michele Bachman at 4%.
The Quinnipiac poll finds President Obama fairly unpopular among Ohioans by 49% to 44%. They say he does not deserve a second term. Still, when Ohioans in this poll are asked to choose between Obama and some of the potential GOP challengers, they pick the President. He leads Romney by 4 points, Cain by 8 and Perry by 11.