Skip to comments.Rasmussen: Cain now trails Obama 48/37 (He was leading in a previous poll)
Posted on 11/09/2011 10:11:09 AM PST by SeekAndFind
A month ago, Herman Cain edged out Barack Obama among likely voters in Rasmussen’s poll, 43/41. Last week, after the initial allegations of sexual-harassment complaints surfaced, Cain trailed Obama by five points, 43/38. Today, after ten days of allegations and the response from the Cain campaign, Obama now beats Cain by eleven points:
Businessman Herman Cain is losing ground in a hypothetical Election 2012 matchup against President Obama.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters finds Obama earning 48% support to Cains 37%. Eleven percent (11%) prefer some other candidate, while five percent (5%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.) …
The latest survey was conducted the night prior to and of his most recent press conference. Cain denies the newest allegations made against him, stating he doesnt even know the woman who is accusing him of suggesting sexual acts to get her job back. But 51% of voters nationwide now believe the allegations are at least somewhat likely to be serious and true. Thats up twelve points from a At the same time, two-thirds believe Cains ethics are at least as good as most politicians.
It’s not difficult to see where Cain has lost ground when looking at the crosstabs. In October, he had a six-point lead among men and only a 4-point deficit with women. Obama now ties Cain among men and leads Cain by twenty-one points among women, 52/31. That’s a huge shift, one that would exacerbate a gender-gap problem Republicans routinely face in presidential elections.
The news is worse among independents. In October, Cain had a 19-point lead, 48/29, over Obama. Today that has become a six-point deficit, 35/41. Support from self-described conservatives in this head-to-head matchup dropped eight points from 73% to 65%, and now Cain loses every income demographic in the survey.
If it appeared that Cain’s supporers were giving him the benefit of the doubt last week, this week looks as though voters have serious questions about either the allegations or Cain’s handling of the issue. The survey took place before the embarrassment of the false accusation leveled by Cain campaign manager Mark Block against Josh Kraushaar, too, which could mean that the campaign will have trouble reversing this momentum quickly.
Cain is not running against Obama in 1 month. If you will look at recent polling of likely Republican voters, Cain is leading in quite a few (and by some nice margins).
I wish folks would remember that Polls do not reflect reality when spun by the media but are tools for them to SHAPE reality...How about some polls about Obamas handling of the Economy, or unemployment? Nope you wont get those until AFTER the 2012 elections...
When you can’t run on your record, OR your deeply flawed agenda, all that’s left in your tool box is personal destruction of the opponent.
And America is catching on. Thankfully.
I’m not surprised. After two weeks of relentless vilification of Cain, the state-controlled media finally got the results it wanted. They hope to scare Republicans into nominating Slick Willard. After all, the poll does show him as “electable.”
Hint: nominate the guy we prefer or else!
Cain is going to beat the pants off obama. All we gotta do is help him get through the primary.
Ah no, the Primary starts in 2 months
The charges concerned me less then his bumbling response. He knew up to ten days in advance Politico had the story and still was utterly unprepared to deal with the matter when the story broke.
I’d be interested in a breakdown of which factor cost him the more support. The charges, or how he dropped the ball.
Is there a way to find out whether this gal who was just outed yesterday really is a registered Republican (but has only donated to the DNC), and if so, when she registered as a Republican?
The media all knew the names of these women, and while the name was withheld from public scrutiny they assured us that these were extremely competent, successful, conservative/Republican, and credible people.
Now that we have a name, it has taken very little time to find out that this gal is heavy into democratic causes (including contributions to the DNC and fighting to have Elian Gonzales deported to Cuba) and in a job complaint at her next job claimed as “sexually explicit” an e-mail joke which, if the same as one that matches the description of the joke she objected to, had nothing sexual in it. IOW, hyper-hyper-sensitive and a cry-baby at work.
The public needs to see what the media has done - and why they can’t be trusted to tell an accurate story when the claims are anonymous.
Good point, what are people more interested in income or alleged affairs. Well on second thought. No, just kidding hope and pray people come to their senses. thanks
First Bachman was not stable, then Perry was racist, whoever is next will be hit hard also.
We have got to stand and not take this crap anymore
I am mad as hell.......
I swear, the electorate in this country makes me want to puke sometimes. I guess they're in "Thank you sir, may I have another?" mode.
Oh, and this also screams for repeal of the 19th Amendment.
Only Republican candidates. That is all the media will go after. If its a 'Rat they either ignore the allegations or actively work to discredit them (e.g., Bill Clinton).
This is just a foretaste. No matter who the 'Pub nominee is they are going to be savaged in a merciless and unprecedented manner by the media, all because they might run against The Almighty God Obama.
And a-holes like Karl Rove are piling on, with “friends” like that, who needs enemies?
I know, it makes me sick how easy it is for the press to destroy a fine Christian man. If we let them do this to us, which will essentially lead to their choosing our candidate again, then we deserve what happens to this country. I just want to cry. I really, really hope we can overcome this but it’s really hard to keep believing some days.
Let’s let Cain get the nomination and have him go 1on1 with Barry.
And that will be the choice. I'm not at all sure Romney can beat hussein either.
This country eats the Palins and Cains; perhaps it deserves Barack Obama.
Obama is going to be re-elected. We have too many morons and slackers in this country.
They deserve him.