FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Two new national polls out today show former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is surging, and businessman Herman Cain is losing some support after dealing with a sexual harassment scandal.
In the latest CBS-News-New York Times poll, Cain still leads with 18%, but that’s lower than last month.
Former Massacusetts Governor Mitt Romney is also dropping in the polls and is now tied with Gingrich with 15%.
Governor Perry actually rose slightly from six to eight percent.
In a McClatchy-Marist poll, Cain fell behind Romney and Gingrich.
Romney is first with 23 percent.
Gingrich is second with 19 percent, and Cain is third with 17 percent.
Perry is in fifth place with eight percent, behind Texas congressman Ron Paul.
The next Republican debate is Saturday, Nov. 12. It airs on CBS 11 at 7 p.m.