• Barack Obama's Secret Weapon Is Mitt Romney's Personality

    Mitt RommneyAccording to a new poll from the Pew Research Center, President Obama has opened up a 10-point lead — 51% to 41% — over Mitt Romney nationally. So, what's the secret of his success? Who is the political guru propelling him to such great heights?

    You may have heard of him. His name is Mitt Romney

    By a 52% to 37% margin, more voters say they have an unfavorable than favorable view of Mitt Romney. The poll, conducted prior to Romney’s recent overseas trip, represents the sixth consecutive survey over the past nine months in which his image has been in negative territory…

    A review of final pre-election surveys of voters since 1988 finds that all candidates enjoyed considerably higher personal ratings going into the final days of their campaigns than does Mitt Romney currently. In fact, only three, Michael Dukakis in 1988, George H.W. Bush in 1992 and Bob Dole in 1996, were not rated favorably by a majority of voters.

    It was really a stroke of genius on the part of Obama — who is actually polling pretty junkishly for a sitting president – to have chosen such an effectively unlikable candidate as Mitt Romney for his opponent. At least we know he can do something right.

    Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images News/Getty Images

    Tags: Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Polls


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