Cain dominates Midwestern Leadership Conference straw poll
Former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain rounded out a very good week with a straw poll victory at the Midwest Leadership Conference in Minnesota on Saturday.
Cain pulled off a decisive win, garnering 52.6 percent of the vote and beating Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann in her own backyard. Bachmann took a distant second place with 12.2 percent of the vote, followed by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with 11.1 percent. Texas Rep. Ron Paul attracted 10.7 percent of the vote while Texas Gov. Rick Perry got just 4 percent.
Cain has had a strong few weeks. Several polls have had him leading the race for the GOP nomination, or tied for first, and an IBOPE Zogby poll released Thursday found Cain leading the Republican field by a staggering 20 percentage points. Cain also scored a surprise win at the Florida straw poll two weeks ago, trouncing Perry, who was the favorite.