Cain surges into top tier of GOP hopefuls

He tripled his support in one month while Perry tanked 10 points. Clearly, Herman Cain is benefiting from Perry missteps and lackluster debate performances. Meanwhile, Mit Romney's support is unchanged and Michele Bachman is on life support. Fox News: The new poll found Cain's support has nearly tripled among GOP primary voters to 17 percent. That's up from 6 percent before this month's debates, and puts him in what is essentially a three-way tie with Perry and Romney. After three September debates, Herman Cain is in the top tier, Rick Perry has stumbled and Mitt Romney's holding steady. Cain has benefited not only from his debate performances, but also significant media attention after winning the Florida Republican Party's straw poll on Saturday. Perry now garners 19 percent, a drop of 10 percentage points from a month ago. That puts Romney back in the top spot with the support of 23 percent. Last month Romney was at 22 percent. Newt Gingrich recovered some ground and now stands at...(Read Full Post)