Gloria Cain: My husband "totally respects women"

In this May 21, 2011, file photo, Gloria Cain accompanies her husband Herman Cain as he announces his run as a Republican candidate for president in Atlanta. AP/File

Herman and Gloria Cain
In this May 21, 2011, file photo, Gloria Cain accompanies her husband Herman Cain as he announces his run as a Republican candidate for president in Atlanta.
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Herman Cain's wife Gloria Cain is speaking out against the sexual misconduct allegations being leveled at her husband, telling Fox News that the accusations are uncharacteristic of the person she knows - and that "he would have to have a split personality to do the things that [Cain accuser Sharon Bialek] said."

In an interview with Fox's Greta Van Susteren conducted Sunday and set to air Monday night, Gloria Cain said her husband "totally respects women," and the allegations aren't in line with his personality.

"To hear such graphic allegations and know that that would have been something that was totally disrespectful of her as a woman and I know that's not the person he is," Cain told Van Susteren. "He totally respects women."

Gloria Cain said she doesn't believe the recent claim, by former National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation employee Sharon Bialek, that her husband acted inappropriately toward her following a dinner meeting after she lost her job.

"I looked at especially this last lady and the things that she said and I'm thinking he would have to have a split personality to do the things that she said," she said.

Gloria Cain, who has been married to Herman Cain for 43 years, also said she didn't want to start "projecting too far in the future" about her husband's presidential prospects.

When asked if she had ever thought about what it would be like to live in the White House, Cain said she tries to take things one day at a time.

"Sometimes I let myself go there... but then I try to pull myself back - in that I don't want to start projecting too far in the future because then I would worry more so I try to take one day at a time and in that way," she said. "If or when that happens I have faith that the Lord will have me ready to do whatever I need to do that's going to help him."

In separate interview, Melanie and Vincent Cain, the couple's children, both laughed about their father's talkative nature.

"Well your mother said that your father talks too much," Van Susteren prompted.

"He's got a lot to say," said Vincent.

"We're immune to it, that's what it is," added Melanie.

In the wake of the allegations against Cain, a new CNN poll shows him taking a major popularity hit: According to the survey, taken between November 11 and 13, Cain's support has dropped 11 percent -- from 25 percent to 14 percent. The poll also shows him with an unfavorability rating of 44 percent.

Watch a clip of the interview below.

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