Polling has consistently found that President Obama has the edge over Mitt Romney when it comes to character traits such as likability, honesty and empathy. Obama also has long held a big regarding who would best handle social issues. Basically, the only thing Mitt Romney had going for him was that he was perceived as best able to handle the economy, which is the issue voters care most about. After the conventions, however, Romney seems to have lost his main advantage.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday September 5, 2012 8:20 am|
The Republican national convention was basically a three day infomercial for Mitt Romney. While the event failed to have much impact on polling for the Presidential race, it did at least manage to modestly improve Americans’ opinions of Romney. His net favorability rating is still negative.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday August 28, 2012 4:32 pm|
The race for President at the moment could not be closer. Three national polls in the last 24 hours or so find that only a single point separates President Obama and Mitt Romney.
A new CBS News/NYT poll finds Obama with a one point lead, Obama 47 percent to Romney 46 percent. Both the Gallup tracking poll from today and Washington Post/ABC New poll have it reversed, with Romney at 47 percent and Obama at 46 percent.
|By: Jon Walker Friday May 25, 2012 11:06 am|
Mitt Romney is firmly viewed as the candidate of the rich and not the middle class according to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll. A remarkable 65 percent think Romney would do the most to advance the economic interests of the wealthiest Americans. In comparison, less than a quarter of voters think President Obama would do the most to help enrich those already very wealthy.