Washington Post-ABC News Poll

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone November 9 to 13, 2011 among a random national sample of 1,018 adults, including users of both conventional and cellular phones. The results from the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by SSRS of Media, Pa.

*= less than 0.5 percent

1. Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of (INSERT)? Do you feel that way strongly, or somewhat?

a. Rick Perry

           ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
11/13/11   24        6         18      46       23         23        30  
10/16/11   26        5         21      38       16         22        35  
9/18/11    23        7         16      31       12         19        46

b. Herman Cain   

           ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
11/13/11   29       11         18      44       21         23        26
10/16/11   31       10         20      27       14         13        42

d. Newt Gingrich 

           ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
11/13/11   32       10         21      43       21         21        26
11/1/98    34       NA         NA      58       NA         NA         9
9/13/98    35                          45                            21
8/21/98    34                          46                            19
7/12/98    31                          47                            22
5/12/98    34                          53                            13
4/4/98     34                          43                            23
1/31/98    27                          46                            27
1/30/98    27                          46                            27
1/19/98    32                          49                            19
9/10/97    26                          52                            22
4/24/97    23                          59                            18
9/4/96*    26                          55                            19
6/30/96    25                          57                            18
10/30/95   29                          45                            26
7/17/95    34                          46                            20
6/8/95     32                          51                            18
3/19/95    31                          46                            23
*Among registered voters

2. Do you think sexual harassment of women in the workplace is a problem in this country or not?

           Yes   No   No opinion
11/13/11   64    30        6
6/8/94     71    27        2
12/14/92   85    13        2
10/13/91   74    21        5
10/12/91   76    16        7

2a. (IF YES) Is it a serious problem, or not serious?

           Serious   Not serious   No opinion
11/13/11     74          21             5

2/2a NET:

           -------------- Problem -------------    Not a      No
           NET   Serious   Not serious   No op.   problem   opinion
11/13/11   64       47         13           3        30        6

3. Have you ever been sexually harassed at work, or not?

                           Never         No
           Yes   No    worked (vol.)   opinion
11/13/11   17    83          *            *
6/8/94     21    78          1            *            
12/14/92   20    79          1            *
10/29/91   16    83          *            *
10/21/91   17    82          *            *
10/14/91   22    76          0            2
10/13/91   20    79          1            *
10/12/91   17    82          1            *
10/9/91    14    86          *            *
10/8/91    10    90          *            *

4. (IF HARASSED) Did you report the sexual harassment to your employer or not?

           Yes   No   No opinion
11/13/11   36    64        *
6/8/94     28    72        0

3/4 NET:

           ----------- Harassed ----------    Never         Never         No
           NET   Reported   Did not report   harassed   worked (vol.)   opinion
11/13/11   17        6           11            83             *            *
6/8/94     21        6           15            78             1            *

5. (IF DID NOT REPORT) Is that because (you didn't think it was important enough to report), (you didnít think it would do any good), (you were concerned about the consequences of reporting it), or something else?

           Not important   Wouldnít do   Concerned about   Something     No
              enough        any good      consequences       else      opinion
11/13/11        31             22              18             27          2

4/5 NET: (If Harassed)
           ------------------ Did not report -------------------
                    Not      Wouldnít    Concerned                           
                 important    do any       about       Something               No
           NET    enough       good     consequences     else      Reported   opin.
11/13/11   64       20          14          11            17          36        *

6. (IF FEMALE AND REPORTED HARASSMENT) Do you think the case was handled fairly or not?

 
(Insufficient sample size)

7. (IF FEMALE AND NEVER HARASSED OR DID NOT REPORT IT) If you did report you were sexually harassed at work to your employer, do you think the case would be handled fairly or not?

           Yes   No   Donít work (vol.)   No opinion
11/13/11   56    32         1                 10
6/8/94     52    38         3                  7

8. (IF MALE) Do you ever worry that you will be falsely accused of sexually harassing someone?

           Yes   No   No opinion
11/13/11   25    74        * 
6/8/94     31    68        *

8a. (IF YES) Do you worry about that a great deal or just somewhat?

           Great deal   Somewhat   No opinion
11/13/11       15          85           0
6/8/94         16          84           0

8/8a NET:

           ---------- Worry ----------
           NET   Great deal   Somewhat   Donít worry   No opinion
11/13/11   25         4          22          74             *
6/8/94     31         5          26          68             *

9. (IF MALE) Have you ever said or done anything, even inadvertently, that a woman you worked with might have considered to be an unwanted sexual advance?

           Yes   No   No opinion
11/13/11   10    89        1
6/8/94     25    73        2
12/14/92   23    76        2

10. Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has been accused of making unwanted sexual advances toward women in the 1990s. Cain says itís false and he never sexually harassed anyone. Who do you tend to believe Ė (the women making these charges) or (Cain)?

           Women   Cain   No opinion
11/13/11    44      33        24

11. Do you think this is a serious matter, or not serious?

                       Serious   Not serious   No opinion
11/13/11 All             69          27             4
11/13/11 Leaned Reps     61          35             4
11/3/11  Leaned Reps*    39          55             6

*Wording: It's been reported that two female employees accused Cain of making unwanted sexual advances in the 1990s, and they received financial payments to leave the trade association he headed at the time. Cain says he was falsely accused and never sexually harassed anyone. Do you think this is a serious matter, or not serious?

12. (ASKED OF LEANED REPUBLICANS) Does this situation make you (more) likely to vote for Cain for president, (less likely), or doesnít it make a difference in your vote?

           More likely   Less likely   No difference   No opinion
11/13/11        5             26             67             3
11/3/11         4             23             69             4

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