GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain’s poll numbers dip after sexual harassment allegations start swaying opinions of Republican voters.
Sexual harassment allegations brought against GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain by two female employees during his tenure at the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s have begun unravel his bid for the White House. According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, the percentage of Republicans who view Cain favorably have dropped 9 percentage points to 57 percent from 66 percent a week ago. His campaign seriously bungled this whole issue and he continues to point fingers at everyone else except back at himself.
Among all registered voters, Cain’s favorability declined 5 percentage points, to 32 percent from 37 percent.
The survey represents the first evidence that sexual harassment claims dating from Cain’s time as head of the National Restaurant Association have taken a toll on his presidential campaign.
A majority of respondents, 53 percent, believe sexual harassment allegations against Cain are true despite his denials. Republicans were less likely to believe they are true, with 39 percent thinking they are accurate. Source
Herman Cain continues to be defensive about being asked questions related to the sexual harassment allegations. He can tap dance all he wants around the issue, it is going to be the death-knell to his presidential ambitions. I never considered him a viable contender for the White House. The manner in which he and his campaign handled this scandal is indicative of the deep-rooted level of naivete he possesses and speaks to his inability to tackle the tough problems confronting our country. It is also very telling that the NRA declined to endorse his candidacy. So, while he brags about the “real world” experience he got from his stint there, it seems that they aren’t so fond of him.
He and his right wing supporters — Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter — believe he is getting a “high-tech lynching,” though I fail to see how that is possible, given the true meaning of the word “lynching” and what it really meant for blacks during one of the darkest periods in American history, where black men, women and sometimes children, were hung from trees. It is an insult to every black person in this country for anyone to use the phrase “high-tech lynching” to describe the scandal engulfing Herman Cain’s campaign. Herman Cain should know better and shouldn’t even condone the use of such words, much less utter them himself.