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Rasmussen: Cain now trails Obama 48/37 (He was leading in a previous poll)
Hotair ^ | 11/10/2011 | Ed Morrissey

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 Cain’s 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 doesn’t 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. That’s up twelve points from a At the same time, two-thirds believe Cain’s 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.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackobama; cain; hermancain; missionaccomplished; obama; poll; rasmussen
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To: SeekAndFind
They are doing to this guy what FOX and all the rest of the bastards did to Palin. GOD have vengeance on them all!! Of course the majority of the sheeple will fall for their crap again!! SOMETHING needs to be done and I think EVERY CONSERVATIVE WOMEN IN THIS COUNTRY SHOULD FILE A FAKE LAWSUIT ACCUSING CAIN OF harassment! THIS needs to be treated as a freakin joke and make the MediaWHORES LOOK LIKE THE KKK trying to lynch a black man!! WHERE ARE THE FREAKIN ADS showing a tree and a rope?? HELL BALLESS RNC!! I’m so mad, I’m spitting NAILS!! I’m undecided on whom to vote for in our party, but this really pisses me off!! Palin redux!!! BASTARDS!!

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!! I hate them with a passion!!

41 posted on 11/09/2011 11:02:16 AM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: mel

Bachman was done in by other candidates they out performed her, Perry, who I was enthusiastic about, stumbled over his own tongue. Of course, whoever is left will be hit hard...that’s why we really don’t want a novice and that’s what Cain is. I know I’m gonna get slimmed but he simply is not ready for prime time...he just isn’t. And that has nothing to do with these ridicules allegations.

42 posted on 11/09/2011 11:08:52 AM PST by ontap
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To: RoseofTexas

Is that the same FOX she collects a paycheck from?

43 posted on 11/09/2011 11:10:25 AM PST by ontap
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To: bigdirty

He can’t get the nomination he has to win it!!!

44 posted on 11/09/2011 11:12:05 AM PST by ontap
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To: SeekAndFind

One thing that hasn’t changed and doesn’t appear will ever change is that we don’t really get to choose.

People candidates are going to be ignored or sandbagged before they are ever allowed to climb to the top.

Romney is next in line, they probably have an alternate in mind too. One of the reasons they were begging Christie was that they knew Romney wasn’t going to catch fire.

How they think Christie was qualified is amusing too.

Anyway, the writing is starting to be on the wall for Herman. They want him out and if he stays in things will get even worse for him. After awhile, even though people really like him, they will get tired of the turmoil.
This is why they keep it going. Already starting to happen.

Most of these people don’t even care anymore if what they say or who they drag out is totally false and phony. The elite R’s and D’s are going to circle the wagaons for the established picks.

For all of you happier than hell about this, don’t celebrate just yet. Your pick may be next.

45 posted on 11/09/2011 11:32:11 AM PST by dforest
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To: forgotten man
He admitted that sitting on the couch with Pelosi was “stupid”. Then proceeded to put his foot firmly back into his mouth saying he believed in Globull Warming! Unreal. I like Newt. He is a sharp guy in many ways, and is likable, however he should have just made the above statement, and left it at that. Just my 2 cents :)
46 posted on 11/09/2011 11:33:38 AM PST by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal!)
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To: RoseofTexas

gosh dangit

I saw freepers on here who said Governor Palin was “damaged goods” for YEARS. YEARS. I warned that they would use these tactics against other candidates. But no they didnt get it. Certain idiots thought this was just something that would happen to Governor Palin. I guess they thought this was unique to Sarah.

coward republicans deserve a hotter hell than the Democrats

47 posted on 11/09/2011 11:38:17 AM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
But this is one of the major reasons I wanted Sarah Palin to run. She has been through 3 years of fire and all the ammo is gone.

Don't you understand, they create the "ammo". What would stop them from coming up with people who would swear they had trysts with Palin on those long nights when Todd was gone. You may not believe it but others might. It would even be the same players. Rove would love the chance to slime Sarah and most of the Fox elite never liked her.

No one is immune from this style of political slime. The only question is, who will cave first.

48 posted on 11/09/2011 11:55:28 AM PST by Prokopton
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To: Nat Turner

Well, since I no longer watch any media whatsoever, if no one posted these garbage polls here, I wouldn’t even know about them.

I ain’t allowing them to shape my opinion any longer or ever again.

49 posted on 11/09/2011 11:59:32 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Prokopton

Don’t you understand that the ammo loses it’s power? When a target hasn’t taken fire, it’s easy to see shot as being possibly fatal. But when you have been through a long series of fire, people tune out each and every shot taken.

Palin can look at a reporter who asks her about a “tryst” and say “Are you kidding me? You can do better.” and that would be the end of the story. Why? Because of all of the attacks that she has dealt with before.

I think Cain will come through this fine, but with Palin we were getting a known candidate. Cain still has people discovering who he is.

50 posted on 11/09/2011 12:53:15 PM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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Thank you to the peeps who told me not to be sad. I fear however, that ontap is on point here. The allegations are baseless, the media is offensive, but Cain’s people have handled this so poorly, it’s embarrassing. Mark Block needs to be turned loose immediately. Without his idiotic comments, we may have had a chance for non-conservatives to finally recognize the media hatchet job.

They killed off Palin politically, and now they’ve set their marks on Cain. If the Cain camp hadn’t pointed ridiculous fingers at Perry and that ex-politico reporter, there’d have been an air of dignity that the MSM could not have penetrated.

I don’t like Gov Perry (sorry Perry supporters, but I think he’s a doofus), but Herman Cain owes him an apology.

51 posted on 11/09/2011 2:10:44 PM PST by The Sparrow
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