Businessman Herman Cain zoomed to the top of the latest Republican presidential poll in Ohio, quadrupling his support in the key state in the past month while Texas Gov. Rick Perry plummeted.
The Quinnipiac University survey showed Mr. Cain, former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, with 28 percent. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was second with 23 percent, followed by Rep. Ron Paul of Texas at 8 percent and former Speaker Newt Gingrich at 7 percent.
Mr. Perry and Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota each garnered 4 percent. A month ago in the same poll, Mr. Perry received 20 percent.
Fifty-one percent of Ohioans disapprove of the job President Obama is doing. But Mr. Obama still leads his potential GOP challengers in the Buckeye state, topping Mr. Cain 47 percent to 39 percent, edging Mr. Romney 45 percent to 41 percent, and beating Mr. Perry 47 percent to 36 percent.