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Herman Cain Moves Ahead of Mitt Romney in PPP Poll

According to Public Policy Polling, a firm with connections to prominent national Democrats, businessman Herman Cain has jumped ahead of former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts to lead the pack of hopefuls for the Republican presidential nomination.

PPP released a national poll on Wednesday showing Cain with 30 percent and Romney trailing with 22 percent. Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich was barely leading Texas Gov. Rick Perry for third place, taking 15 percent with the governor of the Lone Star State right behind him at 14 percent.

The rest of the field trailed in single digits. Two members of Congress -- U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas -- took 5 percent apiece. Former Gov. Jon Huntsman of Utah garnered 2 percent. Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania took 1 percent and former Gov. Gary Johnson of New Mexico lagged with less than 1 percent.

The pollsurveyed 484 usual Republican primary voters and was taken from Oct. 7-10; it had a margin of error of +/- 4.5 percent.

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