New Poll Shows President Obama Is Way More Popular Than Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney just cannot catch a break in the polls, unless of course you’re counting the wealthy and conservatives. President Obama leads Romney among women, hispanics, African-Americans, and young people. And in a new ABC News/Washington Post Poll, Romney is far less popular than President Obama.
President Obama has a 53% overall favorable rating, which is nearly 20 points more than Romney’s 34%. Perhaps the most telling analysis of this poll is that among Republicans and conservatives, Romney is far less popular than President Obama is among Democrats and liberals. While only 62% of Republicans have a favorable opinion of Romney, a whopping 86% of Democrats stand behind President Obama. Over half of Democrats strongly favor Obama. That number falls like a brick for Mitt Romney, with just over 13% of Republicans feeling the same way about the presumptive Presidential nominee.
President Obama is also more popular than Romney among men and women, leads among moderates and independents, and among those with middle class incomes.
Overall, the poll shows that Mitt Romney is just not well liked, even amongst those in his own party. President Obama, meanwhile, is more popular than ever amongst his party, even the hard core liberals. Basically, President Obama is popular among just about every group except conservatives and the wealthy. It’s only May, but as Mitt Romney continues to flip flop or be backed into corners by conservatives, these numbers are very likely to worsen for Romney. That is great news for President Obama, who has strong foreign policy achievements to tout, an economy that is steadily improving, and an agenda that supports each of the groups that Romney is having a hard time winning over. Combine this poll with an earlier Fox News Poll that puts Obama ahead of Romney, it’s a great time to be President Obama.