• Mitt Romney Seen as More Out of Touch Than Barack Obama

    According to a new Bloomberg poll, the guy who thinks that "the private sector is doing fine" is polling higher and seen as less "out of touch" than the car elevator-having riding horse-aficionado who thinks that "corporations are people"…

    Obama leads Romney 53 percent to 40 percent among likely voters, even as the public gives him low marks on handling the economy and the deficit, and six in 10 say the nation is headed down the wrong track, according to the poll conducted June 15- 18.

    The survey shows Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, has yet to repair the damage done to his image during the Republican primary. Thirty-nine percent of Americans view him favorably, about the same as when he announced his presidential candidacy last June, while 48 percent see him unfavorably — a 17-percentage point jump during a nomination fight dominated by attacks ads. A majority of likely voters, 55 percent, view him as more out of touch with average Americans compared with 36 percent who say the president is more out of touch.

    Granted, a popularity poll that shows Obama beating Romney by 13 points seems pretty aberrant. Especially since the same poll shows Obama and Romney tied just a little over three months ago. It's probably best to keep our eye on this. If next time around, Obama is leading by 63 points, I think it'll be safe to assume that all this data can be safely ignored.

    Either that or that Romney announced his running mate.

    Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images News/Getty Images


    Tags: Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Polls

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