Republican presidential hopeful USA Today/Gallup poll, the Obama campaign attack ads had no effect.has been under attack for his time at Bain capital. The Obama campaign has attempted to vilify and define him as an out of touch rich guy. Based on a
The poll, by a margin of 2-1 (63%-29%), gives Romney the edge on the economy. The majority of respondents say that Romney's business background, including his time at Bain capital, would cause him to make good decisions, not bad ones, when dealing with the economy.
In the latest poll on Poll Watch the gap is narrowed and shows a margin of 51%-41% in favor of Mitt Romney. Although Mitt Romney comes ahead on most issues, as perceived by voters, (Budget Deficit 55%-36%, Creating Jobs 50-44%, Getting things Done 46%-41%, and Taxes 49%-45% , President Obama comes out on top on Likeability 60%-30%, Understanding Problems of Americans Daily lives 50-39%, Honest and Trustworthy 47%-39%, and Foreign Affairs 52%-40%)
The two candidates are even when it comes to Health Care at 47%. On the Favorable rating President Obama outpolls Mitt Romney 54%-43%.
If the election boiled down to the economy and job creation, Mitt Romney is clearly ahead of the president. The question for the electorate then becomes, "Do I want a President that can get things done, create jobs and improve the economy or one that is likeable?"
"Republicans and Republican-leaning independents are much more enthusiastic about the election, an important factor in persuading supporters to vote. By 18 points, 51%-33%, they report being more enthusiastic than usual about voting. In contrast, Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents by 4 points say they are less enthusiastic than usual, 43%-39%." Source: USA Today
Mitt Romney addressed the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) yesterday in Reno, Nev., where he slammed the president on his foreign policy, the White House leaks and the cuts in the defense budget. California Sen. Diane Feinstein earlier this week made comments that claimed that the intelligence leaks clearly originated in the White House, a statement she walked back yesterday.
Mitt Romney used Feinstein's comments and slammed the administration alleging that leaks were made in order to portrait the president strong on foreign policy. He called for a special prosecutor, commenting that the White House should not be investigating itself. That call was repeated by Sen. Lindsay Graham of South Carolina, who called on the president to do the right thing and practice what he preached when he, the president and vice presidentwere senators.
Mitt Romney embarks on an overseas trip that takes him to London, Israel and Poland. The trip is obviously intended to show his foreign policy credential and to demonstrate solidarity with Israel.
The presidential campaigns are still in their early stages and the last 95 days or so will boil down to who can best define the opponent and who will be more believable to solve America's problems. In the end it will come down to: "It's the economy stupid."
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