A Gallup poll on Obama and Romney
A recent Gallup Poll compares Americans’ perceptions of the two presidential candidates.
Who is better on the issues? Mitt Romney leads Barack Obama on the federal budget deficit, 55% to 36%. Romney has a ten-point lead on the economy, and smaller leads on creating jobs, and taxes. Obama leads on foreign affairs, 52% to 40%.
This one surprised me a bit. On healthcare Obama and Romney are tied in this poll at 47%.
In perceptions about characteristics; on “likable” … Obama 60%, Romney 30%. The President has an 11-point lead on “Understands the problems Americans face in their daily lives”. “Is honest and trustworthy” … Obama 47%, Romney 39%. But in answer to the question “Can get things done”, Romney holds the edge, 46% to 41%.
I always watch the economy during a presidential campaign. If it improves this summer, I’ll give Obama the edge. But if the economy remains stagnate or begins to slip, Romney’s chances improve dramatically.
Our thought for today is from Mark Twain:
“The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane.”
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