Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Obama vs Romney; What's the Difference?

President Obama leads Republican Mitt Romney by 4 points overall in a new poll of Florida from Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling (PPP). Romney still struggles on favorability with Florida voters, largely unchanged in PPP's polling since the depths of the Republican primary fight earlier in the year.

When potential votes are this close, it reminds me why many people can't tell the difference between Romney and Obama. The population can't tell policy differences because there are none of significance. We're arguing over which flavor of statism we want!

"Obama's strength is based on what's become a pretty predictable set of groups. He's up 57-39 with women, 61-36 with Hispanics, 93-7 with African Americans, and 65-27 with voters under 30," PPP pollsters wrote. "Romney's up 52-46 with seniors and 55-41 with whites but he'd need larger advantages with those demographics to be ahead overall."

Polls like these ate meant to drive voters toward predestined outcomes rather than present likely conclusions. 

Romney's personal rating is at 39 percent favorable, while 51 percent say they have an unfavorable view of the former Massachusetts governor. Obama's approval rating is at 49 percent in the poll, while 46 percent disapprove of his performance.


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