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Greg Sargent: Romney’s ‘47 percent’ problem just won’t go away

Greg Sargent: Romney’s ‘47 percent’ problem just won’t go away:

The presidential race is a genuine dead heat.... But...

  • Obama still has a large lead on who better understands people’s economic problems....

  • Sixty eight percent say Obama does more for the middle class than the wealthy, while only 31 percent say Romney would favor the middle class....

  • Obama’s advantage on who is more trusted to handle Medicare has actually gone up, from 47-43 to 53-38....

We should keep an eye on whether Romney’s debate performances correct his “47 percent problem,” i.e., perceptions that he is indifferent to the needs of ordinary people and that his policies would prioritize the interests of the rich over the middle class.... One possibility, suggested to me by Priorities USA pollster Geoff Garin, is that the swing states have been so saturated by relentless advertising and campaigning that perceptions of the two candidates, Romney in particular, are pretty much unshakable.

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