Patch's Poll: Who is More Likable, Obama or Romney?

Nationally, voters choose Obama by a wide margin.

President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are in a dead heat in the latest ABC/Washington Post poll.

According to the poll, with just four months until the election, 47 percent said they prefer Obama and 47 percent said they prefer Romney.

Meanwhile, Romney is actually faring better in certain areas compared to Obama. The poll notes that registered voters trust Romney over Obama in handling the economy, 44-49 percent. Meanwhile, 47 percent approve of the job Obama is doing now versus 49 percent who disapprove.

But, as ABC asks, why is the race still tied if Romney is pulling ahead in these economy polls?

When voters were polled “which candidate is more friendly and likeable,” 63 percent said Obama and 27 percent said Romney.

“It seems many voters just don’t like Mitt Romney,” the network said.

In the likability category, do you prefer Obama or Romney? Take our poll and share your thoughts in the comments.

Michael August 09, 2012 at 02:09 PM
For all you Obama apologists, can we all agree Jimmy Carter goes down as one of the worst presidents ever. That being said Ronald Reagan did not spend his first 4 years complaining, he did something about the issue. As a wise man once said, if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. Obama=Problem
Spiff August 09, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Hey Zach, I'm fairly certain you're not going to hear from Bart's Kid anymore. The way these Democratic National Committee (DNC) operatives work is that they go from one website to another "blowing up" each as they go along. They spend a day or two on each website posting as much anti Republican stuff as they can and then move on to the next website. These people are actually paid to do this. As I'm sure you noticed, his/her posts provided vey little data with nothing in the form of sources or specifics to back them up. The data that was provided was not specific enough. The dead give away of a DNC operative is their anti Fox News rants! Sure sign that's who you are talking with when they go down that path. Enjoy your day sir!
000 August 10, 2012 at 12:23 AM
14.1 ObamaCare adds a 3.8% TAX ON ALL HOME SALES OVER 250K! If you have a home that is worth 250k, Obama says you are rich. In 2008 in Dover, NH. President Obama pledged not to raise taxes on ANYONE making less than $250,000 a year, "...not your income tax, not your payroll taxes, not your capital gains taxes, not ANY of your taxes..." here; http://youtu.be/Q8erePM8V5U
Olive3 August 10, 2012 at 12:07 PM
Excellent point!!!!
000 August 11, 2012 at 12:20 AM
@Barts Kid does not want to "waste time" on those of us who are stupid. Knowing this and ignoring the grammatical errors, how many times did Barts Kid use the word "idiot" or "stupid" in the following 46 word sentence? "I knew one of you idiots would bring up the "birth certificate'...that's my idiot meter going off...and I just can't waste time on anyone that stupid..and bringing up that is off the wall stupid and a definite idiot comment not worth my time." a. 1-2. b. 3-4 c. 5 or more. d. It doesn't matter because someone else started it first and schoolyard rules apply. e. It doesn't matter because when she uses words like stupid and idiot she's usually right. Interesting factoid; the words "idiot" and "stupid" comprised almost 11% of the word total in that sentence, again proving that Barts Kid has "an IQ that might shock you." http://youtu.be/vYabrQrXt4A @Barts Kid P.S. Also, earlier you used the word "teabagger." Can you please explain what that pejorative means? The worst part of this whole thing is this is the way somebody's grandmother talks...


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