Is Barack Obama More Understanding of Average Americans Than Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich?

A Pew Research Center Poll released on Monday concluded that the American people view President Barack Obama as being more understanding of their problems than either GOP nominee contenders  Mitt Romney or and Newt Gingrich. A solid 55% view Obama as understanding of average Americans quite well while 41% believe the president has a poor understanding of their everyday issues.

The poll also found that Republican voters are still somewhat disappointed in the GOP presidential field even as the primary race heats up in Florida for Tuesday’s contest. Around 51% believe speaker Gingrich does not connect well with the needs of average Americans while 48% say the same for Romney.

Among independents, Obama’s favorability reaches 53% with Romney behind at 38% and Gingrich at 37%. A whopping 84% Democratic-leaning voters highly rate Obama’s level of understanding while 61% of Republican-leaning voters feel the same way for Romney and 60% for Gingrich.

Considering the poll’s findings, does this mean good news for president Obama’s re-election strategy? Do you believe Obama is more empathetic of your everyday problems than either Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich?


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Dave Heller

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