Cain Was Already Struggling With Woman Voters

Women's group asks candidate to explain allegations
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 1, 2011 12:01 AM CDT
Cain Was Already Struggling With Woman Voters
If more women turn away from Herman Cain, Mitt Romney is likely to pull ahead.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Herman Cain was in trouble with women voters even before sexual harassment allegations surfaced, the Washington Post finds. Recent polls found Mitt Romney to be around 10 points ahead of Cain with female votes. In Iowa, where the two are neck-and-neck, 26% of men support Cain and 18% support Romney, while among women, Romney has 27% to Cain’s 17%, according to the Des Moines Register.

The Christian group Conservative Women for America has asked Cain to explain the allegations. The group's president tells Politico that she once left a job because of sexual harassment so she has first-hand experience of how serious the issue is. She does, however, stress that "this characterization is completely contrary to the Herman Cain I know." Some prominent conservatives, including Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh, have rallied around Cain. Click for more on Cain's sex harassment controversy, including the bizarre way he ended an appearance yesterday. (More Herman Cain sexual harassment stories.)

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