Herman Cain for U.S. Senate!

Public Policy Polling has returned to the hell-raising game, taking the temperature of Georgia’s Republican voters as they decide whether to give Sen. Saxby Chambliss another term. They’re conflicted. Screen shot 2012-12-04 at 12.34.50 PM They’re actually ready to give a fallen hero another chance.

By far and away the Republican who would pose the greatest threat to Chambliss in a primary, if he changed his mind about running, is Herman Cain. Cain would lead Chambliss 50-36 in a hypothetical match up. Cain has a 68/20 favorability rating with GOP primary voters, which compares quite favorably to Chambliss’$2 45/36 approval spread. Other long shot candidates we tested against Chambliss were Allen West, who trails 47/26, and Erick Erickson who trails 51/22.
Cain ran for U.S. Senate in 2004, coming in second to then-Rep. Johnny Isakson, who easily locked up establishment support. That primary was the only election in which Cain stuck it through to the end, and got some number of votes.