After both Rick Perry and Herman Cain took their turns ascending to the top seat in the Republican effort to not nominate Mitt Romney, humorists thought to themselves: Can it possibly get any better than this?
Well, as it turns out, it actually can…
Newt Gingrich has taken the lead in PPP's national polling. He's at 28% to 25% for Herman Cain and 18% for Mitt Romney. The rest of the Republican field is increasingly looking like a bunch of also rans: Rick Perry is at 6%, Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul at 5%, Jon Huntsman at 3%, and Gary Johnson and Rick Santorum each at 1%.
Compared to a month ago Gingrich is up 13 points, while Cain has dropped by 5 points and Romney has gone down by 4.
Does anybody know who the god of political comedy is? Because I think I'm going to have to start tithing to him.
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Tags: Herman Cain, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Polls, Primaries, Republicans