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Cain Almost Even With Romney on Economy in Poll

October 10, 2011

New York — Businessman Herman Cain is almost even with Mitt
Romney in his appeal as an economic leader to Republicans and
Republican-leaning independents.

Asked which candidate would do the most to improve the economy,
22 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents
said Romney, 20 percent Cain, a former chief executive officer
of Godfather’s Pizza, and 12 percent Texas Governor Rick Perry.

Romney, a former private equity executive and Massachusetts
governor, maintains his overall lead in popularity among
Republican supporters at 24 percent with Cain in second place at
16 percent on the eve of a Bloomberg-Washington Post Republican
presidential debate that will focus on economic issues,
according to a national poll by the two news organizations.

The poll results underscore the public’s unsettled mood on the
economy. More than half of all Americans think another financial
crisis is likely within the next several years. Much of the
nation doubts the winner of the presidential race will affect
the economic situation or their personal finances, and those who
do are about evenly split on who would do better.

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Bloomberg and The Washington Post, in partnership with WBIN-TV
and host Dartmouth College, will present the first debate of the
2012 campaign centered exclusively on the issues voters consider
most important – the economy, debt, deficits, taxes, trade and
jobs. With the candidates seated side-by-side, the roundtable
debate will be moderated by Charlie Rose, The Washington Post
political correspondent Karen Tumulty and Bloomberg White House
correspondent Julianna Goldman.

Watch the debate live on Oct. 11th at 8PM ET on Bloomberg
Television or via livestream on, and Bloomberg Mobile.

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conversation on Twitter with #EconDebate and on Facebook at and

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