The media has been ripping Cain apart, since his sudden rise in the polls just a few short weeks ago. One of the many criticisms of Cain, by both Republican and Democratic strategists, is that he may not be a serious candidate for president, because he’s not spending enough time in Iowa like most other candidates. Well, as it turns out, maybe he doesn’t have to. Here’s the latest Newsmax story on Cain’s rising numbers in the Hawkeye State:
Herman Cain has surged into an eight-point lead over his nearest Republican rival in first-in-the-nation Iowa, an exclusive Newsmax/InsiderAdvantage poll released on Monday shows.
The former pizza magnate is supported by 26 percent of voters who say they will vote for him in the Hawkeye State GOP caucus, compared to 18 percent who opt for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
The surprising numbers come just two months after the popular Ames Iowa Straw Poll where Cain ranked fifth among the top-tier candidates, taking 1,456 votes to winner Michele Bachmann’s 4,823 votes.
Cain also is running second behind Romney in New Hampshire, according to a separate Newsmax poll in that state.
Combined, the two polls confirm that with the clock ticking on the primary season, Cain is now the clear favorite among conservatives who are determined to defeat Romney for the nomination.