It seems like Herman Cain is on a longer streak than Donald Trump or Michele Bachmann ever enjoyed:
Herman Cain's poll momentum is continuing for at least another week. PPP surveys conducted over the weekend in Ohio and Hawaii find him with a large lead in both states. That now makes 7 consecutive polls over the last 3 weeks—a national one and state polls in Ohio, Hawaii, Iowa, North Carolina, Nebraska, and West Virginia—that have found Cain leading the way.
Indeed, here are all the numbers:
Tom Jensen reminds me, though, that Rick Perry also went on a seven-poll tear in late August and early September. Now he's yesterday's news. Can Cain sustain? Recent history hasn't been kind to candidates who go on these sorts of surges, but Republicans looking for an Anybody But Romney candidate are fast running out of options. Cain just has to stay more popular that Newt Gingrich, which of course shouldn't be very hard in theory. We'll see!