1. 2012

    Herman Cain’s Support Slips

    Republican presidential candidate, Herman Cain speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. Denying he sexually harassed anyone, Cain said Monday he was falsely accused in the 1990s while he was head of the National Restaurant Association, and he branded revelation of the allegations a "witch hunt.". (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP Photo

    Herman Cain’s sexual-harassment scandal has begun to hurt his poll numbers. A new Reuters/Ipsos poll found that the number of Republicans who view Cain favorably has dropped 9 points, from 66 to 57 percent. His support has also dipped among all registered voters, from 37 percent to 32 percent. The poll revealed that 53 percent of respondents believe the sexual-harassment allegations are true. Ipsos pollster Chris Jackson said, “The most striking thing is that Herman Cain is actually seeing a fairly substantial decline in favorability ratings toward him, particularly among Republicans.”

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