The Herman Cain train keeps rolling right along as today′s latest Rasmussen Poll shows the seasoned CEO defeating Barack Obama 43% to 41%. In a head-to-head against Mitt Romney, the same poll shows Obama beating Romney by the same numbers. The poll of likely voters shows that the Georgia businessman whose catchy 9-9-9 tax plan is making an impact on the public. As for how Cain and Romney shape up in the GOP primary, both men are tied at 29%. Newt Gingrich is third at 10% with Rick Perry at 9%. The rest of the deluge follows with Ron Paul at 5%, Michele Bachmann at 4%, Santorum and Huntsman are tied with 2% with 3% preferring another choice and 7% uncertain.
The new Rasmussen poll also gives Cain an edge over Romney in a head-to-head between them in a two-way Republican primary battle, with Cain at 43% to Romney at 42%. Against Rick Perry in such a two-way battle, Cain tops him 54% to 29%. Likewise, Romney tops Perry 54% to 30%. With 1,000 likely Republican voters polled, 51% expect Romney to win the GOP presidential nomination, while only 17% think Cain can and 13% for Perry. In addition, 80% believe that Romney could defeat Obama in the general election, while 72% think Cain and 67% think Perry could as well. Of those claiming to belong to the Tea Party, 44% favor Cain and 32% of non-Tea Party members support Cain′s campaign. Cain also leads among Evangelicals, 36%, and Catholics, 34%.
With the latest Rasmussen poll showing Herman Cain defeating Barack Obama, we also learn other details on what is on the likely voters minds. Only 43% approve or somewhat approve of Obama while 55% disapprove or somewhat disapprove of his job performance. Perhaps most interestingly to Herman Cain and his 9-9-9 tax plan is that 53% favor a tax code that treats everybody the same. Overall, 77% believe the nation is on the wrong track with only 16% thinking we are on the right track. Good news for Republicans is that for generic Congressional races, they lead Democrats 42% to 39%.