Poll: Cain on top when it comes to dinner
October 25th, 2011
04:36 PM ET
11 years ago

Poll: Cain on top when it comes to dinner

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.

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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • Republicans
soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    What republican does not to eat pizza with a fork?

    October 25, 2011 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  2. SaintM

    I would not have this man in my house–even if he offered to clean my toilets.

    October 25, 2011 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  3. Kathleen Farrell

    You better hope he picks up the bill with his new new 9 percent sales tax – that's in addition to state and local sales taxes. Unless, of course, you're ordering "used' food.

    October 25, 2011 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  4. Ben Dover

    Cain on top when it comes to dinner?

    All I see is Heart burn!!

    October 25, 2011 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  5. Common Sense

    This poll is stupid! What substantive significance does being the front runner of a dining poll have to do with the nomination. Likeability? Ok, that is just one small factor compared to having the ability to be the The President.

    I wouldn't mind catching a beer with George W. Bush in a Texas bar. Does that mean that I voted for him or thought he was capable of being the President of the United States... No.

    October 25, 2011 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  6. Bro T

    Not a new Guess Who's Coming To Dinner guy? Oops, like Cain, I backtrack and say, "It's a joke."

    October 25, 2011 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  7. WhereIsPalin

    This has gotta be a new low in poll taking.

    October 25, 2011 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  8. Albert

    Of course Republicans would want him over for dinner. Who else is going to be the butler?

    October 25, 2011 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  9. Woman In California

    White House hopeful is EXACTLY what he is and what most of us hope he will always be.

    October 25, 2011 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  10. Rudy NYC

    Odds are he would show up trying to sell you something.

    October 25, 2011 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  11. roscoe

    The question was "who would they prefer to deliver their dinners"......delivering the pizza is Herman's forte.

    October 25, 2011 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  12. Morgan Guyton

    As long as they serve Papa John's. I'm not sure about that Godfather pizza. Has anyone outside of Georgia ever eaten it?

    October 25, 2011 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  13. west

    He has no chance and even Gadafi knows that.

    October 25, 2011 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  14. west

    He has as much chance as an ice cube on the sun.

    October 25, 2011 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  15. otermbachmann

    9 pizza's, 9 toppings, 9 minutes. Then out the door he goes.

    October 25, 2011 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  16. Love-My-Texas


    Of course Republicans would want him over for dinner. Who else is going to be the butler?
    Yet another progressive liberal RACIST. So, what you're saying is a black man, not half black and half white, isn't able to amount to anything other than a "butler". These RACIST comments from people that claim they are from the party of "tolerance" and "understanding". Just disgusting that you so called "understanding" liberals are anything but that, "understanding". I bet if Mr. Cain was a WHITE liberal you RACIST progressive liberals wouldn't have your RACIST comments.

    October 25, 2011 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |