Helen Whalen Cohen

After a disappointing showing from Rick Perry in Thursday night's Fox/Google debate, supporters are rallying around Herman Cain. He won the Florida Straw Poll, with 37% of the vote. Trailing behind are Rick Perry at 15%, followed by Romney at 14%.

Perry's campaign was counting on this straw poll, so it is a big blow to them, no doubt. Mitt Romney chose to skip it, but only polled one percentage point below his competitor.

Update: Matt Gaetz, a Florida state representative, tweets that the Romney campaign asked his delegates to vote for Herman Cain. Ah, the classiness of politics.

Helen Whalen Cohen

Helen Whalen Cohen is Associate Editor and Community Manager at Townhall.com.