And The Cain Train Keeps A-Rollin’ (UPDATED)

More positive news came out today for the political juggernaut that is becoming known as “The Cain Train.

The latest poll, (The Economist, YouGov) has Cain WAY ahead:

Mitt Romney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18%

Newt Gingrich . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9%

Michele Bachmann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3%

Jon Huntsman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4%

Ron Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7%

Herman Cain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33%

Rick Santorum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0%

Rick Perry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10%

Gary Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0%

Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6%

No preference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9%

A New Hampshire poll, where Cain has been very weak, shows: Romney rocking, Cain creeping, Gingrich gaining:

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney continues to strengthen his commanding position in the New Hampshire presidential primary contest but faces opposition from some surprising challengers, says a new survey conducted by Magellan Strategies on behalf of NH Journal.

Romney leads all the candidates on the primary election ballot with 41%. Former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain has rocketed into second place with 20%. And Texas Congressman Ron Paul places third with 10%. All other candidates were in single digits.

Cain’s emergence as a top tier candidate following a series of strong debate performances has developed into a major subtext of the 2012 campaign. He has earned an extremely positive public image rating with 62% of respondents saying they have a favorable opinion of him and only 25% saying they have an unfavorable opinion of him. That is second only to Gov. Romney who maintains a stellar image of 68% favorable / 22% unfavorable.

And The Daily Caller is reporting that the influential Club for Growth is backing Cain’s ’9-9-9′ plan:

Chris Chocola, the president of the influential conservative group The Club for Growth, rebuffed critics of Herman Cain’s “9-9-9” tax plan on Friday. The Club’s embrace of Cain’s signature economic proposal comes after days of increased scrutiny of the plan, prompted by Cain’s sudden post-debate emergence as a GOP presidential front-runner.

Americans for Tax Reform chief Grover Norquist has been critical of the “9-9-9″ plan. Other conservative and libertarian economists have expressed worry that it would impose a new national sales tax without abolishing federal income taxes.

Chocola argues the plan’s skeptics just don’t get it. “Those who argue against the sales tax component of ’9-9-9′ really miss the mark,” he said in a statement.

He continued: “Of course a future Congress could raise taxes above the 9% levels, but under our current monstrosity of a tax system, Congress already can raise taxes at any time and often has … Herman Cain’s proposal might not be the perfect plan, but it is a truly revolutionary tax reform that would amount to a massive job creating tax cut on investments, savings, and income.”

See Also:

The Other McCain: Zonation Suggests Herman Cain ‘Smoke Crack’ To Impress Cornell West

UPDATE:

The Other McCain: Cain Campaign Finished Third Quarter With $1.3 Million Cash on Hand, No Debt

 

Hat tip: Charles B.

3 thoughts on “And The Cain Train Keeps A-Rollin’ (UPDATED)

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  2. I could live with his tax plan. I am not sure how much chance it would have of becoming law, but I think it would be a help to the middle class by giving small businesses a sense of security with tax rates staying steady.

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  3. My problem with 9-9-9 is that, as noted before, corporations only transfer a “corporation tax” from the consumer to the government; in other words, not only does the consumer pay a consumption tax, but they pay that consumption tax TWICE because the corporation sure ain’t gonna pay it out of the goodness of its heart and its normal profits!

    Then add the income tax, and the middle class gets screwed again.

    But at least we won’t have 50% of the country running around getting all the goodies and not paying a penny in taxes…that might make the plan worthwhile in and of itself.

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