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Can Cain hold polling leads with sexual harrassment controversy?: Quinnipiac University poll

WASHINGTON–Herman Cain, whose evolving stories about sexual harrassment charges is now eating up a second day–is leading in a new national Quinnipiac University poll–done before Politico’s report on the charges hit the news.

Read the PDF of the poll HERE 110211 NAT PRES + BP.doc

Upbeat for the Obama 2012: “President Barack Obama’s job approval rating is up, from a negative 41 – 55 percent October 5, to a split today with 47 percent approving and 49 percent disapproving in a Quinnipiac University poll released today. The president has leads of 5 to 16 percentage points over likely Republican challengers.”

From the poll…..

(If Republican or Republican Leaner) If the 2012 Republican primary for President

were being held today, and the candidates were Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Jon Huntsman, and Herman Cain, for whom would you vote?

REPUBLICANS/REPUBLICAN LEANERS………….

Tot Men Wom

Perry 8% 7% 9%

Gingrich 10 11 10

Romney 23 21 25

Bachmann 4 3 5

Santorum 1 1 1

Paul 7 10 3

Huntsman 2 1 2

Cain 30 33 27

DK/NA 16 13 19