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A Chilly Reception from Independents on Obama’s Plans for the Economy (56% Negative, Reg. Inds.)
ABC News ^ | Wednesday, June 13, 2012 | Greg Holyk

Posted on 06/13/2012 9:46:24 AM PDT by kristinn

Swing-voting independents see Barack Obama’s plans for the economy negatively rather than positively by 54-38 percent in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, marking the president’s challenges as he seeks re-election in still-troubled economic times.

It’s no party for Mitt Romney either. Independents also rate his economic plans more unfavorably than favorably, by 47-35 percent. But more are undecided, giving Romney some room to maneuver; unlike Obama, Romney avoids majority criticism in this group.

See PDF with full results, charts and table here.

Romney lags among moderates, and does less well among conservatives than Obama does among liberals. But the president’s economic plans are underwater among middle- to upper-middle-income Americans, while Romney manages an even split in this group. And Obama’s economic program is especially unpopular – by 2 to 1 among whites, though he does far better than Romney among nonwhites.

Obama also crosses the 50 percent negative line among registered voters, who see his economic program unfavorably rather than favorably by 51-43 percent. Romney’s rating among registered voters is 46 to 40 percent unfavorable-favorable, again with more undecided.

Obama’s challenges vs. Romney show more starkly when two of the president’s weaker groups are combined – independents who are registered to vote. In this group, more see Obama’s economic plans unfavorably than favorably by 56-36 percent; on Romney’s it’s 45-39 percent.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; democrats; nobama2012; obama; polls; romney

1 posted on 06/13/2012 9:46:33 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

I am praying that this recent spate of liberal MSM stories, pollster bad news, et al is the signature vision of that small snowball perched atop a snow-covered megaslope finally being nudged downwards. I’ll say it. I WANT him and his policies to fail. This country should never again be shamed into voting for someone because of his/her sex or color, period. This is a disgrace.


2 posted on 06/13/2012 10:48:09 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: kristinn

What “plans” for the economy could Obama have that we have not already seen when he had the House and the Senate on his side? Given what we know he wants to do (tax working Americans and give that money to the special interests that support him), what honest person could possibly support Obama on the economy?


3 posted on 06/13/2012 1:02:27 PM PDT by Pollster1 (A boy becomes a man when a man is needed - John Steinbeck)
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