Herman Cain leads the pack for the first time, taking 39% of the vote. Cain also wins the second choice and declared candidate ballots. Sarah Palin takes second for a third consecutive week. Rick Perry drops from first to third. Mitt Romney takes fourth, and Chris Christie returns to the survey in fifth.

Marco Rubio is again the top pick for vice president, taking 40% of the vote.

Complete results below.

Update (Allahpundit): For ease of comparison, here’s the link to last month’s full results. The September sample was more than twice as big as this one but the demographic breakdown is strikingly consistent between the two. Perry’s collapse and Cain’s resulting surge are astounding.

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