I think we have to file this one under somewhat good news: Herman Cain is still leading the GOP field. It seems unlikely that he’ll be able to sustain it, Cain reportedly has no campaign structure to speak of and has fallen prey to serial gaffes and allegations over the last week. But a skeptic can dream these numbers hold as long as possible!
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely GOP Primary voters shows Cain with 26% of the vote over former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s 23%. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich draws 14% support, with no other GOP contender reaching double-digits. Thirteen percent (13%) of GOP voters are undecided at this time.
This despite the poll result that “Among Republican voters nationwide, 76% were able to correctly identify Cain as the candidate who was accused of sexual harassment in the 1990s.” Incidentally, TPM posted yesterday they think Gingrich could be up next in the Anything-but-Romney quest if Cain does falter. And seeing Newt’s polygamous adventures under national scrutiny could probably as entertaining as the Saga of Herman Cain we’ve all witnessed this past week.