According to the poll, Cain leads the field with 27 percent support of the those polled. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney came in second with 23 percent of the vote. While Texas governor and former GOP frontrunner Rick Perry came in third with 16 percent.
Support for Cain has really ramped up in recent weeks since he surprised the political world by winning Florida’s straw poll. Since, he’s become the media’s darling and his favorability has grown among Republican voters. MSNBC reports:
Cain’s numbers are sky-high among Republican primary voters. Fifty-two percent view him favorably, versus just 6 percent who see him unfavorably. Among Tea Party supporters, his favorable/unfavorable score is 69 percent to 5 percent. And among Republicans who identify themselves as “very conservative,” it’s 72 percent to 2 percent.