Herman Cain Leads Iowa Poll

    Republican presidential candidate businessman Herman Cain speaks at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition presidential candidate forum, in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011.  A half-dozen GOP contenders flocked to Iowa on Saturday, barely 10 weeks before the state's Jan. 3 caucuses. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

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    Despite releasing a bizarre ad featuring a smoking campaign manager, Herman Cain is still going strong. With about nine weeks to go before the important Iowa caucuses, a Des Moines Register poll showed the pizza mogul leading the field in Iowa with 23 percent support among likely caucus goers, while Mitt Romney is right behind him with 22 percent. Texas Rep. Ron Paul is third with 12 percent support. Michele Bachmann, once the toast of the Hawkeye State due to her local roots and her win at August's Ames Straw Poll, lags far behind at 8 percent.

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