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  •  The Post poll this morning (1+ / 0-)
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    suggests Bain isn't having much of an impact.

    "Romney's work buying and restructuring companies before he went into politics
    Major Reason to support  23
    Major Reason to oppose  24
    Not a major Reason
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    Maybe swing state numbers are different.  The same polls say that by 40-36 voters believe Romney cut jobs in business rather than creating them.

    There is something Rovian in all of this - his business background is a net wash right now - credit Obama's advertising for it.

    But it doesn't look decisive in a poll that is tied at 47.

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    by fladem on Tue Jul 10, 2012 at 06:38:43 AM PDT

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    •  Wrong question, perhaps (0+ / 0-)

      I think the right question is on who voters trust with the economy. I think it's too early to tell the effects of the Bain ads on that measure.

      but I think Rs have historically have had a lead in that polling question.

      If that measure can be neutralized in our so-so economy (and I think the Bain ads can do that), then President Obama wins re-election.

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      by tietack on Tue Jul 10, 2012 at 07:27:16 AM PDT

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      •  Trust on the economy (0+ / 0-)

        has varied with its ups and downs, obviously.  I don't get why anyone who isn't a GOP hack or right wing ideologue would trust Republicans more on the economy since 1990 or so.  

        At least Romney's narrow edge on "trust to handle the economy" is neutralized by Obama's better understanding of the problems people face and the perception that he has a clearer plan to deal with the economy (though neither gets majority support on that score.)  The Bain criticism may really be working to shape these perceptions; the record of the GOP in Congress might be hurting Romney as well. (Don't give control of the government to Boehner and the Bain-er?)

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        by Mike in MD on Tue Jul 10, 2012 at 08:48:14 AM PDT

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      •  PPP in VA asked the "softer" question (1+ / 0-)
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        of whether it made voters there more positive or negative about Romney, and it was 40-29 "more negative". Hard to say how much any of this actually translates into votes but it surely can't help his prospects that one of the main items on his CV is now perceived as a negative.

    •  but we don't know (1+ / 0-)
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      what the answer to that question could have been if Bain was actually a highly respected company.  If not for the negative attention it is being given, those numbers very well could have been 60% or higher as a major reason to support.  Considering Romney's main claim to being qualified to be president is his corporate experience, having only 23% thinking it is a major reason for support might be concerning to the Romney campaign.

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