A new poll of Virginia conducted by Quinnipiac University shows businessman Herman Cain’s surge finding life there too. He and former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney are tied at 21 percent in the survey’s trial heat of the GOP field, with Texas Gov. Rick Perry all the way back at 11 percent. Just a month ago, Perry was ahead of everyone with 25 percent, followed by Romney at 19.
Cain also does better in a matchup with President Obama than Perry. Obama leads Cain 45 – 43, but Perry falls to the President 47 – 42. Romney, again showing better strength against Obama, gets 46 percent against the President’s 45 in the poll.
“Herman Cain is moving up the ladder at breakneck speed. His 21 percent share of the GOP primary vote is more than three times the 6 percent he received when Quinnipiac University surveyed Virginians September 15,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling institute.