Skip to comments.Poll: Americans Pick President Obama Over Mitt Romney for Dinner Date
Posted on 09/11/2012 12:33:01 AM PDT by GR_Jr.
The American public may be divided on "Obamacare," but when faced with choosing a candidate to care for them if illness struck, President Obama is their man. By a 13 point margin - 49-36 percent - registered voters polled by ABC News chose the president over Mitt Romney to nurse them back to health. When asked who they thought "would make a more loyal friend," the results were about the same. By a 50-36 percent count, respondents said Obama was more likely to stick with them through trying times. As for suppertime, still more ugly numbers for Romney. Fifty-two percent of registered voters polled by ABC News said they'd rather have Obama visit their homes for dinner. Just 33 percent said they'd prefer Romney at the table. But it's not a total wipeout for the Republican. On what ABC News poll chief Gary Langer calls the most instructive question - which candidate they'd rather have "as the captain of a ship in a storm" - Romney loses to Obama, but by just three points, 46-43 percent. "Obama's advantages, in turn, include a persistent lead over Romney in empathy; registered voters by 50-40 percent think Obama better understands the economic problems people are having, and continue to rate him as more personally likeable, by a broad and steady 61-27 percent," Langer reports. "When the two views are tested against each other, empathy independently predicts vote preferences to a far greater degree than does likability." These latest numbers will only build confidence among Obama and his supporters, as the Democrats appear to be enjoying a significant post-convention bump in the polls. The most recent figures have the president with a growing lead nationally, 50-44 percent, according to an ABC News/Washington Post survey. Romney had been up a single point, 47-46 percent.
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Romney would be boring. Obama would stick me with the check.
I think I would rather eat alone.
Since I have a low gag threshold, I couldn’t possibly have dinner with, or near, Obama. And now that I’m a senior citizen, I tend to nod off relatively easily, so boring Romney is out.
I always thought I’d pick Tony Snow if given a choice for a dinner date — interesting, smart, funny, and cute. Now that he’s gone, I just don’t know.
AntiNuns for the antiChrist.
Are they sure it’s real Americans who responded?
Typical communist manipulation.
Damn Doogle, You owe me a laptop.Chewie? LMAO.
sorry, it was early..:)
THIS is the reason to get Rand out there:
He’s the human running.
Rand needs a (much) higher role in this race.
This silly poll underlines a more serious problem for Romney. People still WANT to like Obama. They have an emotional attachment to him. No matter how bad Obama has done as President, a majority of Americans still like him. They think he’s cool, they WANT to continue liking him and they don’t want to hear that that they were wrong about him. It is one of the reasons why Romney is having such a tough go of it when it comes to how to attack Obama. Of course people on forums like this are partisan and many don’t believe what I’ve just said, but it is true. It is a huge advantage for Obama to have Americans pulling for him and still emotionally attached to him. This is like battered spouse syndrome folks. In those situations, people sometimes hate the messenger more than anything else - they simply do not want to hear that they were wrong in their judgement about a person.
I feel left out since i wasn’t asked who I would prefer to have dinner with. It’s a “fix” for Obama. NO WAY would anyone in their right mind want a meal with him or his cow sized wife.
You are correct and I do not understand it. How people can look at 999 out of 1,000 politicians and see anything other than a milling herd of sociopathic opportunists bewilders me.
I forgot the wife equation.
Sorry, I think I am fasting that day.
I would have Obama over for dinner. Then I would ask him to carry everything out to the dining room and then make him eat in the kitchen.
These people are evidently insane.
Who gives a crap? These polls are dumb...many of them.
Obama and I have nothing in common. I'm not Julia. I don't believe in Big Government. I believe that America is exceptional. But most of all I despise Islam and believe his policies are appeasement. Two eye popping examples are his NASA policy and his damnable responses today to Israel and the Egyptian Mini Crisis. Yeah, yeah I know he ordered the killing of Binnie Boy - usisng Bush's gathered intelligence, Reagan's and Bush I's and II's Military and HHS policies.