Friday, October 19, 2012
For first time, Romney's favorability rating tops Obama's
◼ According to multiple polls, Romney's favorability rating has surged since the Republican National Convention and in most he equals or bests President Obama's favorables. - Paul Bedard/Washington Examiner
And late Thursday, ◼ the Pew Research Center, the poll that has been toughest on Romney's favorability, released results showing that Romney is ahead of Obama by a point, 50 percent to 49 percent. That is a stunning turnaround from March, when Obama's favorable rating in Pew was about twice Romney's, 55 percent to 29 percent.
◼ Gallup also has Romney beating Obama on the favorability rating, 52 percent to 51 percent.
Even ◼ the liberal DailyKos/SEIU/PPP poll has Romney beating Obama on the fave rating, 49 percent to 46 percent.