There was more evidence Monday that sexual harassment accusations against Herman Cain are starting to stick, despite his best efforts to quash them. 53% of Americans believe that the sexual harassment allegations against him are true, compared to 24% who don’t believe the charges, according to a Newsweek/Daily Beast poll released Monday.
39% of respondents thought Cain was doing a bad job handling the charges. And 57% said they absolutlely wouldn’t vote for any candidate who was proven to have sexually harassed employees.
Interestingly, respondents distrusted the claims of Cain’s most prominent accuser, Sharon Bialek. 35% of respondents said Bialek was lying to get a payday or publicity, compared to 27% who believed her.