The first poll of Florida voters taken after Herman Cain's surprise win in the Florida Presidency 5 straw poll is out, and combined with his crazy straw loss and fumbling performances in two debates Texas Gov. Rick Perry's campaign seems to have hit a snag in the state. He's fallen to a distant third behind Mitt Romney and a surging Herman Cain.
The poll was conducted by SurveyUSA, and shows Romney in the lead with 27 percent to Cain's 25 percent and Perry's 13 percent. Here's the full results:
Ouch, Michelle Bachmann. We see you there girl, sitting at just five percent. She does have some fans in Florida, and they're Hispanics. She's second among the State's Hispanic voters with 18 percent only behind Cain's 22 percent. Romney is third among Hispanics with 16 percent.
SurveyUSA does offer a bit of warning about Cain's gains however, writing, "The results may reflect a genuine surge for Cain or may reflect the fact Cain was on the front page of every Florida newspaper on Sunday 09/25/11 and at the top of many Florida newscasts during the field period for the survey."
SurveyUSA's results aren't necessarily a blip though. A national poll conducted by Fox News during the same period also shows that Romney has regained his lead, but still shows Perry in second. Though Cain is a strong third.
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