Herman Cain Defeated Other Republican Presidential
Herman Cain, a former vice president, defeated the other Republican presidential candidates in a straw poll of Republican activists in Florida Saturday, a blow to the country after the outbreak, the Texas Governor Rick Perry, who had performed pressure to win.
Mr. Perry was the only candidate to declare leading all-in for the white vote organized by the Republican Party in Florida and was held in Orlando. His supporters had targeted the 3500 delegates and Mr. Perry had even blocked some other candidates to dodge the event.
But Mr. Cain won the election with 37% of the votes 2657 votes. Perry finished a distant second, with just over 15%.
Mitt Romney, who has been dueling with Mr. Perry's status as the favorite in national polls, placed close third in the poll in Florida, with 14%. Mr. Romney is to build a presence in Florida, but he said he would not actively campaign in the straw polls.
Activists in Florida has shown little enthusiasm for the representative Michele Bachmann, who made only 1.5% of the vote. Ms. Bachmann had won a poll last month in Iowa, where participants plan to include many conservative evangelical Christians.
Perry, second place caps a difficult part of the Governor of Texas, after he stumbled several times on the debate Thursday night, also held in Orlando. In interviews, many Republicans in Florida said during the debate to wait for the poll election as governor of Texas. But I am again, after his poor showing.
"I had planned to support, Rick Perry, but I was a little disappointed with his performance," said Fred Scheibler, a delegate who helped former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani in 2008.
The discussion, Mr. Perry's effort to ward off attacks on his rival, and had repeatedly rejected his rival, Mr. Romney, former governor of Massachusetts.
Perry has also angered conservatives standing signed a Texas law making illegal immigrants legal status in college enrollment. At some point in the debate, Mr. Perry suggested that opponents of the law "heart" - a line of Romney quickly adopted their own attacks against the governor of Texas.
"We were all looking at Perry as our knight is a great armor, but we know that the luggage," said Joyce Estes, when I come to Apalachicola, before the vote. "The question is: how much luggage we can accept."
Polls show the race a two-man contest between Mr. Perry and Romney, the victory again catapult M. Cain in the picture after his own presidential bid languished during the summer.
Subsequently, Mr. Cain welcomed the victory as "a sign of our growing momentum and that my application can not be ignored."
Mr. Perry came into the event with all the momentum. Quinnipiac University poll released earlier this week gave Mr. Perry, a nine-point lead over Romney among Republicans in Florida, 31% to 22%.
In other poll results of the straw in Florida, located in Pennsylvania Former Senator Rick Santorum fourth position with around 11%.
Ron Paul of Texas won just over 10%, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has earned just over 8%.
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, received just over 2%, ahead of Ms. Bachmann.