Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has now catapulted himself to the top of the GOP field.
According to the latest CBS/NY Times poll, Cain now leads former frontrunner for the GOP nomination Mitt Romney by 4 percentage points. Close to 1700 people were sampled for this poll and 455 said they planned to vote in the Republican primary.
Cain’s support surged among voters who identified with the conservative Tea Party wing of the Republican party, rising to 32 percent in mid-October from 18 percent just a few weeks ago. That’s more than four times the level of support he had from the group in mid-September.