When it comes to connecting with average Americans, President Barack Obama tops Mitt Romney by 16 points. About 55 percent of registered voters believe Obama understands the problems of average Americans compared with 39 percent for Romney, a Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll
The former Massachusetts governor fared slightly better than his main opponent for the Republican presidential nomination. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was viewed as understanding the problems of average Americans by 36 percent of those polled.
Just over 40 percent of those polled Obama doesn’t understand the problems of average Americans, compared with 48 percent for Romney and 51 percent for Gingrich.
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