When the middle-class people surveyed by the Pew Research Center were asked who would be helped by Barack Obama and Mitt Romney's policies, the thing that came through loudest and clearest is that Mitt Romney will help the rich. A whopping 71 percent thought that (correctly!). Following that up, 62 percent believe President Obama's policies would help poor people and 52 percent thought Obama would help middle-class people. By comparison, just 42 percent think Romney's policies would help the middle class—barely more than think Obama's policies help the rich (38 percent). It's a pretty stark visual comparison, with the bar representing the wealthy absolutely dominating the middle class and poor people on Romney's side.
Republicans will be pretty happy to have middle-class people most likely to think Obama's policies will help the poor—that's fodder for Republican divide-and-conquer tactics—but again, 71 percent see that Mitt Romney wants to help the rich.
So there's plenty of bad news for Republicans here. But I'm sure Sheldon Adelson and the Koch brothers are taking out their checkbooks right now to make it all better.