Herman Cain's poll number are plummeting everywhere except among the Missouri Tea Party faithful.
Results of a statewide tea party straw poll released Tuesday show Cain garnering 32 percent of the 995 costs, beating Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich at 28 percent, Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, and Rick Perry at three percent, and Jon Huntsman, Rick Santorum, and a bunch of relative unknowns at one percent.
Also receiving one percent from the Tea Party faithful was President Barack Obama.
Voting took place in Blue Springs, Boonville, Branson, Camdenton, Cape Girardeau, Chesterfield, St. Peters, Warrenton, Eureka, Jefferson City, Joplin,
Kansas City, Lee's Summit, Lebanon, Springfield, St. Joseph, and St. Louis.
The following statements were released by two tea party leaders:
The results of this Missouri Tea Party Straw Poll are significant in its simple statement as to who the conservative grassroots do NOT support for President as much as who they DO support. Those who are striving to advance the core values of the Tea Party Movement (i.e., fiscal responsibility, constitutionally-limited government, and economic freedom), reveal with their votes in this straw poll that, although members of Patriot groups across the State of Missouri do not support the same candidate for President, the vast majority agree on who they do not support and have narrowed their choices to a select few.
---Eric Farris, Director (Branson Tea Party Coalition)
“This straw poll is another tool for the people’s voice to be heard about the choices being offered as presidential candidates for 2012. Many came and participated, wanting to support their current candidate of choice, although some felt no candidate really struck a chord with the Tea Party movement. We do reserve the right to change our opinions as the political landscape changes over time, but as of this moment in time we desire to state that Missouri is watching and that we are earnestly motivated to search for our country’s most liberty minded candidate to hold the highest office in our land.”
---Jeannine Huskey (Eureka Tea Party/CAMP)