Sexual harassment claims against Herman Cain from the 1990s appear not to have slowed down his support among Republicans and GOP-leaning independents. Find the full Washington Post-ABC News poll story here.

More than half of those polled say the allegations are not a serious matter. About seven in 10 say the situation will make little difference in their vote.

Republican women feel no differently than Republican men on the seriousness of the charges against Cain. But the situation could affect women differently in the voting booth. About twice as many GOP women as men say they are less likely to vote for Cain because of the charges.

For the time being, Cain has moved firmly into the top tier of candidates for the Republican nomination, running close to even with former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. Rick Perry has moved to third place, about even with Newt Gingrich, who cracks double digits for the first time in Post-ABC polls.

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