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More Evidence the Bain Attacks Aren't Working: USA Today/Gallup Poll Finds Voters Prefer Romney Over Obama to Handle Economy

July 22, 2012

Even though the Obama campaign spent almost twice as much as Mitt Romney's campaign spent last month, their attacks on Mr. Romney's business experience at Bain Capital are falling flat with voters. In the latest USA Today/Gallup Poll survey, voters still say Mr. Romney would do a better job handling the economy because of his business experience, and a majority says he has the qualities a president should have. While the Obama team continues to burn its campaign funds on these outlandish smear attacks, Mr. Romney's polls are improving, and the race remains virtually tied.

Key Findings:

"By more than 201, 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 Democratic attacks on Romney seem to have had little effect on voters' assessment of him. In February, 53% said the former Massachusetts governor had the personality and leadership qualities a president should have; now 54% do. Then, 42% said they agreed with Romney on the issues that mattered most to them; now 45% do."

"A record number of Americans express skepticism about the activist role of government Obama espouses; 61% say the government is trying to do too many things that should be left to individuals and businesses. That's the highest number since Gallup began asking the question in 1992."

Read the full report at USA Today.

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