In a Rasmussen poll conducted on Nov. 2, two days after Politico first revealed past claims of sexual harassment against him while he served as president of the National Restaurant Association, Cain led a slate of eight candidates with 35 percent.
Mitt Romney followed a distant second with 23 percent. Newt Gingrich took 15 percent, while Texas Gov. Rick Perry placed fourth with nine percent.
The poll results were released yesterday, the same day another NRA employee told of a third claim against Cain. Hours later, a conservative radio talk show host told media Cain made suggestive comments to two of his female staff, bringing the claims of sexual harassment to a total of four.
These claims are not affecting Cain’s reception in South Carolina, apparently, as his support notably grew, and very quickly. In the last poll of Republicans in the state, conducted Oct. 10 by American Research Group, Cain led Romney by only one percent (26 to 25).
Three-quarters of participants in the Nov. 2 Rasmussen poll acknowledged they were aware of the sexual harassment claims.