Presidential Race Maps Writing on the Wall

EXIT POLLS: Economy and Shared Values

Posted Nov 06, 2012 at 5:59 PM by Maurice Berger

Nationally voters believe that Mitt Romney would do a better job of handling the economy (51% to 47%), but on issues of empathy and the question of who shares their values most, voters give the nod to Obama. Which point of view will win out in the end?

Large Marjority Of Americans See Romney As Out Of Touch

Posted Apr 16, 2012 at 8:37 AM by Maurice Berger

A survey by Economist/YouGov suggests a major problem for Mitt Romney as he moves into the general election phase of his campaign: that he out of touch and does not care about people. The poll notes: "Obama does not really have that problem: 48% say Obama cares about people like them, 52% say he does not. That's not a rip-roarin' populist image, but it certainly surpasses Romney's scores: 38% say Romney cares about people like them, 63% he does not."

USA Today/Gallup: Obama Perceived As More Empathetic Than McCain

Posted Oct 15, 2008 at 6:19 AM by Maurice Berger

A poll released yesterday by USA Today/Gallup finds that by a large margin, voters perceive Obama as more empathetic than McCain: "Americans are much more likely to believe that Barack Obama understands the problems Americans face in their daily lives than to believe John McCain does. Throughout the campaign, Obama has been viewed as a candidate who understands the public's problems, but the 73% who say this about him in the current poll is the high for the year." Only 48% say that McCain understands their problems.