Cain leads race among Tenn. Republicans, says poll - WSMV Channel 4

Cain leads race among Tenn. Republicans, says poll

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Tennessee has a new favorite in the Republican race to challenge President Barack Obama next year, according to a poll conducted by Vanderbilt University.

According to the poll, Herman Cain leads the pack for the state's primary in March.  Twenty-two percent of likely voters picked him.

The poll was conducted just as sexual harassment claims began to surface against Cain.

His support was not as strong with women; only 15 percent of those polled said they would vote for him.

Mitt Romney was in second place overall with 14 percent.  Texas Gov. Rick Perry finished third with 9 percent.

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