2012

Cain’s Support Slips in New Poll

A week of sexual harassment allegations may have taken a poll on Herman Cain’s popularity: a new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows his favorability rating slipping among Republicans to 57 from 66 percent since last week (although only 39 percent of Republicans think the charges are true). It’s the worst poll since the scandal broke, and Cain, according to Nate Silver, appears to have had his momentum thwarted. However, he’s still neck and neck with Mitt Romney. Silver predicts a further fall for Cain, but says that, if he’s still polling near the top of the pack in a few weeks, “we would then need to consider the possibility that he could become the Republican nominee.”