A lot of political professionals have dismissed Herman Cain, but another poll of actual voters suggests that the pros are wrong (again). The latest Public Policy Polling survey shows Cain tied for second among Iowa Republicans:

Romney tops with 21% over Palin’s and Cain’s 15%, Gingrich’s 12%, Bachmann’s 11%, Pawlenty’s 10%, Paul’s 8%, and Huntsman with almost no support … This is the third poll in the last week in which Cain has debuted near the top of the standings.

A little over a week ago, Gallup conducted a survey showing that Cain has the highest Positive Intensity Score among Republican voters of anyone in the GOP field.  And a sure sign that he’s picking up steam is a recent DNC attack:

[On May 26] the committee ramped up its focus on Cain, issuing a ‘Rapid Response’ attack against his morning ‘Fox and Friends’ appearance, during which Cain praised the Paul Ryan budget.

Here’s the interview that provoked the DNC attack. Among other heresies, Cain praises Paul Ryan’s plan to save Medicare and says that the Democrats are deliberately deceiving the voters:

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  1. DBix wrote:

    No one should underestimate Herman Cain. It doesn’t appear that he is the politician’s candidate. If politicians are the only ones who vote then he won’t make it. But perhaps people are tired of politicians and want someone who understands the problems like they do. If Cain doesn’t take himself out with mistakes, he will be a force to reckon with.

    Posted 02 Jun 2011 at 10:57 pm

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