It appears the former Godfather's Pizza CEO is surviving his scandal, but the numbers show a few signs of trouble
"They simply did not happen," Herman Cain said of the sexual harassment allegations against him at a press conference on Tuesday. Somehow, despite those allegations and the wide publicity they've gained, Cain is still in partial command of the 2012 GOP presidential primary.
In a series of polls taken since Politico first reported on two anonymous allegations on Oct. 30, most Republican respondents have said they think the charges are false:
- An Oct. 31 - Nov. 3 ABC/Washington Post poll found that 55 percent of Republicans didn't think the allegations are a serious matter, while 39 percent did
- A Nov. 2-5 NBC/Wall Street Journal poll found that 28 percent of Republicans said they had some "concern ... about voting for Herman Cain based on these allegations," while 54 percent said they had no concerns at all
- A Nov. 2-6 USA Today/Gallup poll found that 53 percent of Republicans are inclined to believe the allegations are not true, while 35 percent are inclined to believe they are.
- A Nov. 3-6 Pew Research Center poll found that 39 percent of Republicans thought the allegations were false, 29 percent thought they were true, and a whopping 32 percent said they didn't know or refused to answer