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Cain Tops GOP Field in Zogby Poll; Perry Drops 20 Points

As businessman Herman Cain was winning over delegates in Orlando during the GOPs debate and straw poll last week, his message was also spreading beyond the tourism mecca.

And likely voters outside Orlando apparently took the same view of the performance of Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

The latest IBOPE Zogby Poll had Perry, who two weeks earlier was the GOP front-runner with 37 percent, now trailing Cain. Cain topped the Republican field with 28 percent, according to the poll of likely Republican voters.

Perry stood at 18 percent in the poll and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney had 17 percent.

The poll of likely voters and likely Republican voters was conducted between Sept. 23 -- the day after the Fox News/Google GOP debate in Orlando -- and Sept. 26.

Cain easily won the straw poll at the RPOFs P5 event in Orlando on Saturday.

Two weeks ago, Cain was at 12 percent and Romney had 14 percent.

Others in the field: U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, 11 percent, unchanged; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, 6 percent, up from 2 percent; former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, 5 percent, up from 3 percent; U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, 4 percent, down from 7 percent; former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, 2 percent, down from 3 percent; former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, 1 percent, unchanged.

"Not sure" decreased from 8 percent to 6 percent.

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