Newt Gingrich said a Gingrich-Hermain Cain ticket would be "a real possibility" if he won the Republican presidential nomination.

Speaking in an interview with Newsmax magazine, in response to the prospect of a Gingrich-Cain ticket or Cain-Gingrich ticket, Gingrich said that was "a real possibility."

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He also listed a number of other names commonly placed on Republican vice presidential shortlists including Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioThe Memo: Biden's immigration problems reach crescendo in Del Rio Democrats face bleak outlook in Florida The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Dems attempt to tie government funding, Ida relief to debt limit MORE (Fla.), Sen. Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanMajor US port target of attempted cyber attack Hillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — Officials want action on cyberattacks Officials urge Congress to consider fining companies that fail to report cyber incidents MORE (Ohio) and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez. 

Until recently, Cain had jumped to the head of the Republican pack and was leading the Republican primary field. Accusations that the former Godfather's Pizza CEO sexually harassed a number of women while he was president of the National Restaurant Association seem to have pushed Cain's poll numbers down and allowed Gingrich an opening in the front of the field.

A new McClatchy-Marist poll released Wednesday found Gingrich in a near perfect tie with President Obama among registered voters. The poll found that Obama leads the former House Speaker 47 percent to 45 percent.