CNN reports the findings of its latest national Republican primary poll:
A new national survey of Republicans indicates that it's basically all tied up between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, with Gingrich on the rise and businessman Herman Cain falling due to the sexual harassment allegations he's been facing the past two weeks.
According to a CNN/ORC International Poll released Monday, 24% of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say Romney is their most likely choice for their party's presidential nominee with Gingrich at 22%. Romney's two-point advantage is well within the survey's sampling error....
The poll also indicates that 14 percent back Cain, down 11 points from last month....Texas Gov. Rick Perry is at 12% in the survey, basically all even with Cain for third place in the hunt for the nomination....According to the poll, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who's making his third run for the presidency, is at 8%, with Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota at 6%, former Utah Gov. and former ambassador to China Jon Huntsman and former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania each at 3%, and 8% are unsure.
Yesterday, on Fox News Sunday, the boss noted that "Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney are capable to be president of the United States in a way I'm not sure anyone else on that stage quite is....my opinion is [it is] going to be a Mitt versus Newt race."