Ipsos/ Reuters Poll: Herman Cain's Ratings
Sunday, November 06, 2011
Washington, DC - Ipsos' latest poll, carried out on behalf of Thomson Reuters and published today, shows that the allegations of sexual harassment have indeed impacted on Herman Cain's ratings. In particular, his favorability ratings have dropped since last week, especially among Republicans: last week, 66% of Republican registered voters had a favorable opinion of Cain, and this week that number has dropped 9 points to 57%. Among all registered voters, Cain's favorability has declined 5 points, from 37% to 32%.
In addition, the poll finds:
- Over 80% of our respondents have heard of the Cain harassment scandal. Republicans are the most aware (88%) and Independents the least (64%)
- A majority of respondents (53%) believe the allegations are true. Republicans are least likely to believe they are true (39%).
- Four in ten (44%) respondents say this issue has made them less favorable towards Herman Cain. One in three Republicans (35%) say this issue has made them less favorable towards Cain.
These findings are from an Ipsos survey of 1,007 adults age 18+. Individuals were interviewed via a U.S. online household panel (Ipsos’ national omnibus survey). The data were weighted to the national population profile, and Registered Voter data to the national profile of registered voters. The survey was conducted November 4-5, 2011. Statistical margins of error are not applicable to online polls. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error and measurement error. Figures marked by an asterisk (*) indicate a percentage value of greater than zero but less than one half of a per cent. Where figures do not sum to 100, this is due to the effects of rounding.
More data and full technical details are available in the topline document attached.
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