(NBC) — A CBS/New York Times poll released last night showed Cain up 25%-21% over Romney, with Perry fading all the way to fifth with just 6%. That’s down from 12% at the beginning of the month and 23% in September. Newt Gingrich is up to double digits at 10%. Ron Paul’s behind him at 8%.
But where was Cain yesterday? Signing books and giving a speech in Le Marque, Texas. He remains in Texas for an event in Corpus Christie. Texas’ primary, by the way, isn’t until March 6th. The Washington Post: “At a moment when the fragility of the economy ranks at the top of American concerns, sharp differences have begun to emerge in how the leading GOP presidential contenders would solve the problem — illuminating not only a diversity in approach, but a striking contrast in the candidates’ governing philosophies.”