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WaPo Poll: Romney Ties Obama on Economy

Tuesday, 22 May 2012 08:45 AM

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Mitt Romney's aggressive campaign to tell voters he can fix the economy better than President Obama appears to be working.

A new poll by Washington Post/ABC News finds the two are tied in voters' minds on who is most capable of fixing the economy, the single most important issue of the campaign.

Overall, voters would be split 49 percent for Obama and 46 percent for Romney if the election were today. But on the question of the economy, both are tied at 47 percent, the poll finds.

And despite recent developments on same-sex marriage, contraception and Romney's time at Bain Capital, more than half of Americans say the economy is the concern that will decide their vote in the fall. By comparison, the poll found, health care, taxes and the federal deficit all get single-digit percentages.

According to the poll:
  • More than eight in 10 Americans still rate the national economy negatively. A majority  — 54 percent — say they are more hopeful than anxious about the situation and 58 percent are bullish about their financial future.
  • More than 30 percent say they are worse off now than when Obama took office, a bad omen for an incumbent president. Here, the Post reports, Obama’s numbers look very much like George H.W. Bush, who lost his bid for reelection in 1992 amid a flagging economy.
  • Voters are split on who would jump start the economy and create jobs, with 46 percent saying Obama, 45 percent saying Romney.




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