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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Herman Cain and Rudy Giuliani Viewed Most Favorably

Among Republicans/GOP-Leaning Independents Who Recognize Candidate
Favorable / Unfavorable {Net}
  • Herman Cain 75%/14% {+61%}
  • Rudy Giuliani 76%/18% {+58%}
  • Mitt Romney 72% 19% {+53%}
  • Rick Perry 68%/21% {+47%}
  • Sarah Palin 68%/29% {+39%}
  • Rick Santorum 61%/23%  {+38%}
  • Newt Gingrich 63%/30% {+33%}
  • Michele Bachmann 59%/31% {+28%}
  • Ron Paul 56%33% {+23%}
  • Jon Huntsman 50%/31% {+19%}

Source: The Argo Journal (more numbers for you to peruse)


Notable to me is Rudy Giuliani being viewed more favorably than Herman Cain by one point. Only his higher negative rating keeps him in second place. I suspect that his high rating has to do with him not running. He has not been exposed to the relentless attack machines of the other candidates and the conservative base in the Republican Base, who have recently savaged Rick Perry from the top slot over the revelation that he supported in state tuition for the children of illegal aliens.

Mitt Romney, the presumptive nominee, is third on the favorable list. If two of the conservative candidates dropped out of the race before the primaries started, I doubt Mitt Romney could win the nomination.

Ron Paul is viewed unfavorably than any other candidate, only the fanatical devotion of a tiny minority who like him have kept him out of last position. One in Three Republicans and GOP leaning people do not like him. That is nearly double the number who don't like Mitt Romney. (Just pointing that out to the Paulbearers that more people dislike their guy than any other Republican).

Right now, I am thinking that a Romney/Cain ticket would give us the best of all worlds. This is predicated on the premise that Cain isn't destroyed by the other candidates before the primaries are over.

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