Poll: Most Americans Think President Obama Would Do Better Job of Protecting Middle Class Than Mitt Romney

Washington Post-ABC News poll:  President Obama has double-digit leads over presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney on who would do a better job of protecting the middle class, handling international affairs and dealing with health care. On personal traits, Obama’s edge is even bigger:  better than 2-to-1 advantage as the more friendly and likable of the two, and nearly that margin as “more inspiring.”

On the economy and jobs “the contest is considerably more competitive, with about as many trusting Romney on the issues as Obama.” In all honesty, given Mitt Romney’s history as a business leader, he seems to understand more about getting businesses to run effectively and I would give him the edge over Obama. That may not be enough for him to win the election. There’s hope though. If George W. Bush could become president for two terms, the reality of a second Obama term is very real, whether you like him or not. Overall, Obama leads Romney 51% to 44% among registered voters.

Key finding: “Romney faces a huge deficit among female voters, one that more than negates his advantage among men and represents one of the biggest challenges he and his advisers face as they turn toward the November election. Obama’s edge among women gives him a clear lead among all registered voters in a matchup with Romney.”

  • Janet:

    Are you ever curious as to why these type of national popularity opinion polls seemingly are allowed to trump the actual facts at a more local basis, particularly in Democratically controlled cities?

    If you heard a person in Newark, Philadelphia, Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore or St Louis say “I believe that the Democrats do a better job protecting the Middle Class than do Republicans” – is it fair to note the decimation of the middle class in these cities where THERE IS NO REPUBLICAN THREAT as a means of affirming the veracity of these claims?