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Uh Oh: Americans Trust Obama More than Romney on the Economy?

texasyankee Wrote: Apr 20, 2012 1:24 PM
From The Mark: According to the most recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, Barack Obama holds a four-point lead over Romney, 47 per cent to 43 per cent. That's a fair bit down from Obama's lead in early March, when the same poll showed Obama leading the former Massachusetts governor by 11 points, 52 per cent to 41 per cent. This newer poll shows that respondents also trust Romney on managing the economy slightly more than Obama, 45 per cent to 43 (a difference within the margin of error), and that the economy is the chief issue for 53 per cent of voters.

According to a new Gallup poll, Americans apparently have more confidence in President Obama to do "the right thing" for the economy than presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney:


At first blush, these numbers are deeply disturbing. But when we look more closely at the survey – and especially at the way the question is phrased – the results may not be all that surprising. The Gallup pollsters explain: