Washington (CNN) – Here’s something to munch on.
A new national poll indicates that Herman Cain comes out on top among the major GOP presidential candidates when Republican voters are asked which White House hopeful they would most like to have join them for dinner.
According to the Clarus poll released Tuesday, 29% of self-described registered Republicans say they would like to dine with Cain, the businessman, former Godfather’s Pizza CEO and radio talk show host, followed by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at 22%, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at 17% and all the other candidates in single digits.
“This result is a good indication of Cain’s personal likeability,” said Ron Faucheux, president and chief analyst of Clarus Research Group. “Although it may just be an indication that Americans like pizza.”
The poll was conducted by the Clarus Research Group (which describes itself as nonpartisan) from Oct. 19-21, with 400 self described Republican registered voters questioned by telephone. The survey’s overall sampling error is plus or minus 5.25 percentage points.
Don’t dismiss this sort of poll out of hand. Right now if the election were held today, Cain would be nominated.
Also note this:
Over at Gallup, Cain’s unsurprisingly leads the field with a favorable rating of 74/16. Romney trails by eight and Perry by 14. And that’s not all: