A poll released by the Pew Research Center indicates that Romney’s favorability continues to fall. The survey indicated that only 37% of Americans hold the Republican presidential nominee in a favorable light, as opposed to 41% as of last June.
The survey conducted by Pew also indicates some not-so-surprising numbers about voting demographics, as well:
The relative stability of this race can be seen within most voting blocs as well. Whites have consistently favored Romney over Obama, while minority support for Obama has held relatively steady. As has been the case all year, women favor Obama by a wide margin; currently 56% of women support Obama, while 37% back Romney. Men are more evenly divided (46% Obama, 47% Romney). Obama’s support among voters under 30 remains strong (58% vs. 34% for Romney in the current survey), while voters 65 and older are divided (49% Romney vs. 45% Obama).
Another survey, released Wednesday, this by The Washington Post in conjunction with ABC News, revealed slightly more positive news for Mitt Romney, giving him a 40% approval rating and a 49% disapproval rating. Either statistic is good for President Obama’s campaign, which was given a 53% approval and 43% disapproval rating. When filtered only for registered voters, though, that rating drops to 49% approval for Obama, and rises to 42% approval for Romney. Obama holds an advantage in independent-registered voter, as well, with a 46% approval rating versus a measly 38% for Mitt Romney.
CNN reported the following, with a Romney spokesperson talking about the Wednesday results:
Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul downplayed the new results Wednesday morning, predicting the former Massachusetts’ governor’s ratings will go up as more voters get to know him.
She also pointed to recent polls that give Romney an advantage over the president when voters are asked which candidate would best handle the economy.
In fact, a new Quinnipiac University/CBS News/New York Times poll released Wednesday indicates Romney has a ten point advantage over Obama in the crucial swing state of Colorado on questions about the economy, with voters split in two other battleground states: Virginia and Wisconsin.
“The more people learn about Mitt Romney, the more they are going to like him,” Saul said on CNN’s “Starting Point.” “President Obama has not been able to get the job done, and that’s why middle class Americans are suffering so much.”
That is an odd claim to make, as Romney’s tax plan was found to be mathematically impossible: as well as favoring the rich at the expense of the middle class. Mitt Romney, it seems, is disliked more by the U.S. with every month that passes, as we grow close to election day.
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