Herman Cain now leads the Republican presidential field as Republican voters remain unenthusiastic about Mitt Romney and are recoiling at the sight of a blundering Rick Perry.
According to the Wall Street Journal/NBC survey, Romney remains “acceptable” to most GOP voters, with similar favorable ratings to Cain. It’s just that right now, Republicans like Cain better.
The core of Cain’s support is from the very Tea Party regulars whom Democrats have sought to portray as racist.
Cain was the first choice of 27 percent of respondents, with Romney second at 23 percent and Perry way back at 16 percent. Ron Paul was the top selection of 11 percent, while the other candidates were in the single digits.