Perry’s star is fading, Cain’s star seems to be holding on with it’s fingernails but some support has been diminished, Romney stays steady with his group of supporters while others are looking for”anybody but Romney.” Who does that leave? Newt. The Newt chatter has become increasingly louder and in light of the current field voters are beginning to swing back around and take another look and consideration for the man who had a disastrous start out of the gate. And, to many, he’s looking pretty good right now as a candidate to run against Obama.
CBS weighs in today with their latest round of primary polling and the big definitive news is … there’s no seriously definitive news on the primary race, other than saying that it’s almost anybody’s game at this point. The poll was conducted between Monday and yesterday, so the latest round of Cain accuser news conferences were in the news for the majority of it. Are these stories having any effect? Well… maybe. But not a lot.
If there’s one big story out of this it has to be the “new kid on the block,” rags to riches story of the one campaign which had been considered little more than road kill during the summer. Remember the good ole’ days when the race was obviously between Mitt and Michele Bachmann? And Newt was a complete loser for his trips to the Greek Islands and his Tiffany’s accounts? Well, it’s a brave new world now.
“In the Republican race for the presidential nomination, Newt Gingrich’s support continues to slowly grow, and he is now tied with Mitt Romney for second place, while Herman Cain just edges both of them out for the top spot. Both Cain and Romney have lost support since late October…
The field of Republican candidates now has three candidates within striking distance of each other at the top of the list: with 18 percent, Herman Cain is in the top spot, followed by Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich with 15% each. Support for both Cain and Romney has declined since late last month, and Gingrich is the only one of the top three whose support is steadily – if slowly – on the upswing.”
Could this be just another brief surge for a candidate or will this one have some lasting effects? Time will tell.