A poll comparing Obama and Romney
This week the Washington Post and A-B-C News released the results of a poll of more than a thousand adults. In that survey, President Obama leads Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on the question of who would do a better job protecting the middle class, addressing women’s issues, handling international affairs, and dealing with health care. By a 2-to-1 margin, Obama is favored as being more “friendly”, more “likable”, and more “inspiring”.
Romney has a big deficit among female voters.
But on the two most pressing issues of the campaign – the economy and jobs – the two candidates are just about even. And Romney holds a double-digit lead over Obama on one issue tested in the poll: who would better deal with the federal budget deficit.
To me, that may be the most important issue of all. Romney will undoubtedly focus on the economy during his campaign. But if the economy continues to show some signs of life in the next few months, Obama’s re-election is probable, in my view.
Our thought for today is from Art Spander:
“The great thing about democracy is that it gives every voter a chance to do something stupid.”