“Rick Perry’s fading, Herman Cain’s surging and what about Mitt Romney? He’s running in place,” as ABC News reports.
“The past and present Republican front-runner is back on top of a fresh ABC News-Washington Post poll out today, but he hasn’t moved an inch since last month. In September, Romney was the choice of 25 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents in our poll, and one month later, he’s still the choice of 25 percent of them.
“Compare that steadiness to the volatility of former front-runner Rick Perry, whose support plummeted from 29 percent last month to 16 percent in October.
“And then there’s the 2012 race’s current ‘it’ candidate Herman Cain who quadrupled his support in the span of one month, blasting off from 4 percent in September to 16 percent in today’s poll.
“So where does Romney go from here? While Romney might not be lighting anyone on fire, one Romney aide told our John Berman, ‘It takes somebody to beat somebody.’ And lucky for the former Massachusetts governor, nobody yet seems to be the ‘somebody’ who is a breakout choice.
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