With the Iowa caucus just weeks away, the latest poll from Bloomberg News shows the race for the GOP nomination for President is a four-man race and a statistical dead heat.
Bloomberg’s latest numbers:
- Herman Cain — 20 percent;
- Ron Paul — 19 percent;
- Mitt Romney — 18 percent;
- Newt Gingrich — 17 percent.
Because the differences fall within the poll’s margin of error, the poll is considered an even split.
However, support for all the candidates is shallow at best. Some 60 percent of those polls say their choice could change, given more information. Ron Paul’s support is the most solid while Cain’s is the weakest.
Says Ann Selzer, president of Selzer & Co., the polling firm for Bloomberg:
In Iowa, it’s long been a two-person race between Romney and someone else. It is now a four- person race between Romney and three someone elses.