Fox Poll: GOP Voters Rush to Newt, Trust Him With Nukes

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Nov. 16 2011 5:48 PM

Fox Poll: GOP Voters Rush to Newt, Trust Him With Nukes

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DES MOINES, IA - OCTOBER 22: Republican Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich greets guests at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Presidential Forum on October 22, 2011 in Des Moines, Iowa. Candidates Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum are scheduled to speak at the event, all hoping to gain support of the roughly 1000 in attendance in front of the January 3, 2012 Iowa caucus. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

Thank you, Fox News, for my favorite poll result of the day. It's right under the result that shows Newt Gingrich in a dead heat for the national polling lead, with 23 percent to Mitt Romney's 22 percent.

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The guy who really suffers from this question: Herman Cain. He polls at 15 percent, and less than half that many Republicans trust him -- sorry, the trusted advisers he promises to outsource every decision to -- with nukes.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. 

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