This summer, the former House speaker's campaign seemed to bottom out when most of his staff quit. Now, the 68-year-old finds himself in the top tier of candidates for the Republican presidential nomination. He credits his rise in the polls to his "serious, substantive approach" to the issues.
"Volatile" is one of the words that probably best describes the race for the Republican presidential nomination and a new CBS News poll captures that flux. The national poll indicates a three-way tie, showing Herman Cain at 18 percent and Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich at 15 percent each.
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