Don't be too quick to rule out Herman Cain, and check out the number of blacks polled who would choose him over Obama.
Also, most Americans don't have a clue who Cain is. When they get to know him, numbers will only rise because he is an impressible and likable man. His charisma is every bit as powerful as Obama's.
From Weasel Zippers:
New Poll Finds Herman Cain Beating Obama 43% to 41%…
Via NRO’s Jim Geraghty:
'I’m not terribly familiar with this firm, Poll Position, and they’re using automated voice survey techology (robo-pollsters, like Rasmussen) but their new survey result is worth mentioning because of the tidal shift it might represent: Herman Cain beating Barack Obama in a head-to-head matchup.
Yes, that Herman Cain, the widely-liked former pizza executive who most folks didn’t take seriously because he had never been elected to any public office before.
They find Cain with 43.3 percent and Obama with 41.3 percent. In their results, Cain takes 24 percent of the African-American vote.'