According to the CNN/ORC International Poll released Tuesday morning, 34% of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say that Cain is the most likable candidate in the race, putting him at the top of the list a few points ahead of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
“The same pattern holds when we ask about the economy,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. “Among Republicans, 33% say that Cain is most likely to get the economy moving, again putting him in the top spot.”
But electability may be Cain’s Achilles heel. Only 18% of Republicans say that Cain is most likely to win the GOP nomination, and only a quarter say he has the best chance of beating President Barack Obama in the general election.