Romney Trails Obama in Empathy Index

Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 02:05 PM

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Mitt Romney, who trails in national polls, is also falling behind President Barack Obama in the empathy poll, according to an ABC News survey.

By a margin of 52 percent to 33 percent, voters in the poll said they’d rather have Obama over for dinner instead of Romney and 49 percent pick Obama over the Republican presidential candidate (36
percent) to care for them if illness struck, ABC News reported.

Obama wins the friendship loyalty test too, by a 50-36 percent margin, with more respondents saying the president was more likely to stick with them through tough times.

But what ABC News poll chief Gary Langer called “the most instructive question,” Romney comes closer. On that question-- who they would rather have as the captain of a ship during a storm--Obama beats Romney 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 said, according to ABC News. “When the two views are tested against each other, empathy independently predicts vote preferences to a far greater degree than does likability.”


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