Frågan är om det speglar ett genuint intresse eller bara är ett uttryck för väljarnas frustration med övriga republikanska presidentkandidater.
Michael D. Shear på bloggen The Caucus skriver:
Mr. Cain, the former chief executive of Godfather’s Pizza, does not follow any of the traditional rules of presidential politics. He has no political experience. His campaign has raised almost no money and as a result has virtually no staff or infrastructure. There is no likelihood of a big television campaign since there is no money to pay for one. And Mr. Cain appears to make few of the tactical calculations that drive most presidential campaigns.
And yet, Mr. Cain has been surging in the polls — not just among the conservative faithful who attend political conferences, but also among regular Republican voters who get called by pollsters.
[T]he latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows Mr. Cain atop the field, effectively tied with the veteran front-runner, Mitt Romney, and ahead of the newcomer, Mr. Perry.