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Hill Poll: Voters Split on Believing Cain

Monday, 14 Nov 2011 01:47 PM

By Newsmax Wires

Likely voters are divided evenly on whether they believe Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain or the women who have accused him of sexual harassment, according to a new poll from The Hill. It makes sense then that a plurality of respondents think he should take a lie detector test on the issue, as the businessman offered at one point.

The survey indicated that 40 percent of respondents believe Cain’s accusers, and 39 percent believe him. Meanwhile, 47 percent of likely voters want to see him take a lie detector test, while 35 percent say he should not. The poll has a 3 percentage point margin of error.

Interestingly enough, there was a split down racial lines on the lie detector test. A whopping 77 percent of black voters think he should take one, while only 42 percent of white voters feel that way.

Not surprisingly, among Republicans, 57 percent believe Cain, while only 27 percent believe his accusers. Cain also scores well among independents on that issue, with 42 percent believing him, compared to 35 percent who believe his accusers.

On another issue, Democrats and Republicans receive about equal blame from voters for the government’s impasse on the budget deficit. President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats receive the blame from 46 percent of respondents, while 45 percent blame Republicans. Three-quarters of likely voters doubt Congress will reach an agreement to cut the deficit, while 19 percent feel confident that it will.

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