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Campaign 2012

Poll: Obama Popularity Slips While Romney's Rises

President Obama’s once-substantial popularity edge over Republican foe Mitt Romney has tightened considerably, according to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll

Fifty-two percent of adults view Obama favorably, the survey found, while 45 percent see him unfavorably. That’s a 9-point swing from the same survey taken a month ago, when 56 percent felt positively about the president and 40 percent didn’t. 

 

Conversely, Romney’s ratings have risen: 41 percent view him favorably while 44 percent don’t, a marked improvement since April, when only 35 percent held a positive view of the GOP nominee and 47 percent didn’t.

The two candidates' popularity has tightened even further among registered voters, a stricter screen that typically shows better results for Republicans. Only 49 percent of voters view the president favorably, compared with 48 percent who don’t. Romney's favorable/unfavorable rating, meanwhile, is split at 44 percent. 

Other polls show a less-pronounced trend: A Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey released last week reported that the White House incumbent was viewed positively by 49 percent of adults and negatively by 41 percent. Romney was still underwater in public perception, 34 percent to 38 percent, although the poll showed him improving since turning the corner on the GOP nomination in March. 

 

The Post/ABC poll, conducted May 23 to 27, surveyed 1,021 adults and had a sampling error of plus-or-minus 3.5 points. 

President Obama’s once-substantial popularity edge over Republican foe Mitt Romney has tightened considerably, according to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll. 
Fifty-two percent of adults view Obama favorably, the poll found, while 45 percent of people see him unfavorably. That’s a 9-point drop from the same survey taken a month ago, when 56 percent felt positively about the president and 40 percent didn’t. 
Conversely, Romney’s ratings have risen: 41 percent seem him favorably while 44 percent don’t, a marked improvement since April when 35 percent held a negative view of the GOP nominee and 47 percent didn’t. In other words, the presidential race’s popularity gap has shrunk by 18 points in a single month. 
The two candidate’s popularity has tightened even further among registered voters, a stricter voter screen that typically shows better results for Republicans. Only 49 percent of voters see the president favorably, compared to 48 percent who don’t. Romney favorability, meanwhile, is split at 44 percent. 
Other polls show a less pronounced trend: A Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey released last week reported the White House incumbent was viewed positively by 49 percent of adults and negatively by 41 percent of them. Romney was still underwater in public perception, 34 percent to 38 percent, although the poll showed him improving since sewing up the GOP nomination in March. 
The Poll/ABC poll, conducted May 23 to May 27, surveyed 1,021 adults and had a sampling error of 3.5 points. President Obama’s once-substantial popularity edge over Republican foe Mitt Romney has tightened considerably, according to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll. Fifty-two percent of adults view Obama favorably, the poll found, while 45 percent of people see him unfavorably. That’s a 9-point drop from the same survey taken a month ago, when 56 percent felt positively about the president and 40 percent didn’t. Conversely, Romney’s ratings have risen: 41 percent seem him favorably while 44 percent don’t, a marked improvement since April when 35 percent held a negative view of the GOP nominee and 47 percent didn’t. In other words, the presidential race’s popularity gap has shrunk by 18 points in a single month. The two candidate’s popularity has tightened even further among registered voters, a stricter voter screen that typically shows better results for Republicans. Only 49 percent of voters see the president favorably, compared to 48 percent who don’t. Romney favorability, meanwhile, is split at 44 percent. Other polls show a less pronounced trend: A Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey released last week reported the White House incumbent was viewed positively by 49 percent of adults and negatively by 41 percent of them. Romney was still underwater in public perception, 34 percent to 38 percent, although the poll showed him improving since sewing up the GOP nomination in March. The Poll/ABC poll, conducted May 23 to May 27, surveyed 1,021 adults and had a sampling error of 3.5 points. 
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