A new IBOPE-Zogby poll (see Zogby.com) now shows Herman Cain, the keynote speaker at tomorrow night's Family Foundation Annual Gala, has expanded his lead in the Republican presidential nomination campaign, and now leads President Barack Obama 46-44 percent.

The poll question about the GOP nomination, asked only of Republican primary voters, yielded these results:

Herman Cain 38%

Mitt Romney 18%

Rick Perry 12%

Ron Paul 12%

Newt Gingrich 4%

Jon Huntsman, Jr. 4%

Michele Bachmann 3%

Rick Santorum 1%

The match-up question vs. President Obama was asked of all likely voters. The poll also showed the president's job approval rating at 41 percent and his "deserved to be re-elected" number at a paltry 38 percent.

But that wasn't the only news Herman Cain made today. He lit up the crowd at the Values Voter Summit earlier this afternoon in Washington and a tracking of Twitter comments adds anecdotal evidence to the traction and excitement he is generating among voters:

"Everyone is literally on the edge of their seats while listening to Cain. Too cool."

“Cain is bringing down the house!”

“Electric crowd for Herman Cain!”

“Wow! Herman Cain has excited the Values Voters Summit crowd the most today.”

“I'd pop 50 lbs of popcorn to watch Herman Cain debate Barack Obama!”

“Herman Cain is killing it!!!”

That is only some of the immediate reaction. (View the Values Voter Summit live or archived online by clicking here!) But you can see for yourself what the excitement is all about. Tickets are still available for tomorrow night's event. Come join more than 1,000 like-minded conservatives in good fun, fellowship and food, while meeting committed conservatives from all over Virginia. You really don't want to miss Herman Cain tomorrow night.

Click here to register now to order.

Here are more Gala details

The Family Foundation Gala featuring keynote speaker Herman Cain*

Greater Richmond Convention Center, Grand Ballroom, corner of 5th and East Broad Streets

Tomorrow night! Private sponsors reception at 4:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:00 p.m.

Business attire

Register online @ www.familyfoundation.org/gala

Register by phone or questions at (804) 343-0010

 

* DISCLAIMER: Mr. Cain’s appearance is in his personal capacity, not as a candidate, and does not imply any endorsement by The Family Foundation Action or The Family Foundation.

Paid for by The Family Foundation Action.