Despite concerted Democratic attacks on his business record, Republican challenger Mitt Romney scores a significant advantage over President Obama when it comes to managing the economy, reducing the federal budget deficit and creating jobs, a national USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds.
By more than 2-1, 63%-29%, those surveyed say Romney's background in business, including his tenure at the private equity firm Bain Capital, would cause him to make good decisions, not bad ones, in dealing with the nation's economic problems over the next four years.The findings raise questions about Obama's strategy of targeting Bain's record in outsourcing jobs and hammering Romney for refusing to commit to releasing more than two years of his tax returns. Instead, Americans seem focused on the economy, where disappointment with the fragile recovery and the 8.2% unemployment rate are costing the president.
He's done, it's over, measure the drapes for President Romney, it's hopeless, we're all...wait, what?
In the separate Gallup tracking poll, the race stands at 46% Obama, 45% Romney.
Really. So....despite all the CEO preisdent stuff...people are still preferring the President. Gosh, it's like Gallup and USA Today are in the business of trying to sell a really close race or something.