Polls in Early States: Good News for Romney

He's at the top in the first four, with Cain second
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 26, 2011 6:54 PM CDT
Mitt Romney is doing well in early-state polls.   (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

(Newser) – A CNN/Time survey of the first four states to vote bodes well for Mitt Romney. He leads them all, though Herman Cain is within a whisker in Iowa and South Carolina. A quick look at the top two in the state polls:

  • Iowa (Jan. 3): Romney, 24%; Cain, 21%
  • New Hampshire (Jan. 10, maybe): Romney, 40%; Cain, 13%
  • South Carolina (Jan. 21): Romney, 25%; Cain, 23%
  • Florida (Jan. 31): Romney, 33%; Cain 18%

But: "Only about a third of all respondents in the surveys say their minds are made up," says CNN's polling director. Meanwhile, both Romney and Rick Perry had some clarifications to make today on the campaign trail. Click here for Romney on unions and here for Perry on President Obama's birth certificate.

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