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Poll: Cain Still Up, Perry Still Down

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Governor Rick Perry's push to introduce himself to voters hasn't turned around his poll numbers so far.

A new poll by ABC News and the Washington Post has Herman Cain in a virtual tie with Mitt Romney in the race for the GOP presidential nomination.

The former Massachusetts governor still leads among likely GOP voters at 25 percent. But Cain is right there in 2nd with 23 percent.

This is one of the first polls that collected data entirely after news broke of sexual harassment allegations against Cain. But the poll still has him riding the wave of popularity that has taken him to the top of the GOP race over the last month. In this poll, Cain is up 6 percentage points from a month ago.

Gov. Perry's numbers continue to slide. Perry dropped from 17 percent in last month's ABC/Washington Post poll to 14 percent this month. So for now, his new campaign team and strategy has not turned around his dwindling support. Although his decline has slowed.

Here's a look at the poll results (among likely GOP primary voters):

  1. Mitt Romney               25
  2. Herman Cain               23
  3. Rick Perry                  14
  4. Newt Gingrich             12
  5. Ron Paul                      9
  6. Michele Bachmann       4
  7. Jon Huntsman              1
  8. Rick Santorum             1
Ben Philpott is the Managing Editor for KUT. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @BenPhilpottKUT.