In McClatchy-Marist poll, Gingrich surges past Cain into second place
second poll released Friday which finds former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in the top tier of Republican presidential candidates also shows him leading businessman Herman Cain and finishing a close second to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.
The national McClatchy–Marist poll was conducted from November 8 through November 10, a period that included the continuing saga of sexual harassment allegations against Herman Cain and the CNBC Republican Debate. Gingrich won the support of 19 percent of those surveyed. He is just 4 points behind Romney’s 23 percent and ahead of Herman Cain’s 17 percent. Ron Paul rounds out the candidates in double digits with 10 percent of the vote.