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• 8 percent overall cite Herman Cain, 13 percent of tea party voters agree.

• 17 percent of GOP voters overall say they support Mr. Romney for president; 17 percent of tea partyers agree.

• 17 percent overall say they support Mr. Cain; 24 percent of tea partyers agree.

Source: A CBS News poll of 1,012 U.S. adults; the sample included 324 registered Republican voters.

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