Herman Cain Leads Gingrich 2-1 in Georgia

Posted: Jun 05, 2011 4:37 PM

More bad news for Newt Gingrich. Tea party favorite Herman Cain is leading the former Speaker in Georgia 2-1.
Both Gingrich and Cain are from Georgia, however, Gingrich has been living in Washington DC for decades, Cain currently resides in Atlanta.

Georgia has two favorite sons in the race for the Republican nomination in 2012, but according to a new poll of Georgia voters, Herman Cain is more of favorite than Newt Gingrich — by a 2-1 margin.

In an InsiderAdvantage/WSB-TV poll released today, the Atlanta businessman is way ahead of the former House speaker.

Cain leads the 2012 GOP pack in Georgia with 26 percent of the vote. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, in second place, has 13 percent support. Gingrich is in third place with 12 percent.