The new Des Moines Register poll, the one that campaigns in Iowa really kneel down before, has Herman Cain leading Mitt Romney by a statistically insignificant single point. The results, with trends from June.
Herman Cain - 23% (+13)
Mitt Romney - 22% (-1)
Ron Paul - 12% (+5)
Michele Bachmann - 8% (-14)
Newt Gingrich - 7% (+0)
Rick Perry - 7%
Rick Santorum - 5% (+1)
Jon Huntsman - 1% (-1)
That's nice and clarifying. Romney and Cain have hardly campaigned in the states, and the only visible negative effect is that Romney's polling weaker than he did four years ago, when he led for months only to be pipped by a surging Huckabee. Gingrich, who has said he wants to place in the "top 2" in Iowa and New Hampshire, isn't close to that territory. Rick Santorum's reward for working the state harder than anyone: Scraps.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Right Target
Why Obama’s airstrikes against ISIS may be more effective than people expect.
The One National Holiday Republicans Hope You Forget
It’s Legal for Obama to Bomb Syria Because He Says It Is
I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights
Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.
Should You Recline Your Seat? Two Economists Weigh In.
It Is Very, Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice
Or, why it is very, very stupid to compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice.
- School District Wants to Censor American History Curriculum to Make It More Patriotic
- U.S. Federal Prison Population Drops for the First Time in Decades
- Conservative Star D’Souza Avoids Jail Time for Illegal Campaign Contributions
- Moderate Chinese Intellectual Sentenced to Life in Prison After Show Trial
In Defense of HR
Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.