Herman Cain won the Florida straw poll Saturday, signaling a tightening of the GOP presidential candidate race for the 2012 election, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Cain received 37 percent of the vote, finishing 22 percentage points ahead of the second place finisher Gov. Rick Perry.
The New York Times partially attributes Cain's win to his Friday afternoon speech, where he received an extended standing ovation.
Jeff Lukens, 54, decided not to vote for Perry after he gave "a disappointing performance in the debate," reported the Chicago Tribune.
Rep. Michelle Bachmann, R-Minn., came in dead last, earning just 1.5 percent of the votes. Bachmann has had trouble raising campaign money from high-dollar donors, reported the New York Times.