Rasmussen poll – Florida primary: Cain 30%, Romney 24%, Gingrich 19%

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As he continues to battle media coverage over past sexual harassment allegations, businessman Herman Cain leads other Republican hopefuls in the first Rasmussen Reports look at the GOP primary race in Florida.

The latest statewide telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary voters shows Cain with 30% support while former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney picks up 24% of the vote. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich draws support from 19% of Florida GOP voters with no other candidate picking up double-digits.

Texas Governor Rick Perry picks up just four percent (4%) of the GOP vote in Florida, while Texas Congressman Ron Paul and Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann each pick up three percent (3%). Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman draws support from two percent (2%) in the Sunshine State while former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum rounds out the list with one percent (1%) of the vote. Eleven percent (11%) of likely Florida GOP voters are undecided at this time.

However, it is important to point out that only 40% of Florida GOP primary voters are certain of their vote. Sixty percent (60%) say something could come up that causes them to change their mind.

In a three-way race between the top three candidates, it

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