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Georgia businessman Herman Cain has won a surprise victory in a Republican presidential straw poll in Florida.

Mr Cain secured 37% of the vote, beating Texas Governor Rick Perry (15%), the current frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination.

The result is seen as a further blow to Gov Perry, who struggled in the party television debate earlier this week.

Massachusetts Gov Mitt Romney, who is seen as another top-tier candidate, finished third in the non-binding poll.

Further back were former Senator Rick Santorum, Congressman Ron Paul, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Utah Gov Jon Huntsman and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.

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