– Cain 20%
– Paul 19%
– Romney 18%
– Gingrich 17%
Straight from the horse’s mouth, in an article titled “New poll shows 4-way tie in Iowa as Ron Paul moves to top tier” –
A new Bloomberg poll of likely caucus participants shows a four-way tie in Iowa, with Rep. Ron Paul joining Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain in the top tier of candidates. Underscoring the uncertainty in the race, 60 percent of respondents said they could be persuaded to back someone other than their first choice for the nomination.
Hopefully this means that we’ve heard the phrases “fringe candidate” and “long shot” for the last time. Though, naturally, after Ron wins in Iowa, the big story will be how Herman Cain came in second, and how Newt is still the next big thing.