A new Bloomberg poll has revealed that President Obama holds a 13% margin over Mitt Romney (53% to 40%). While the poll acknowledges that 53% of voters disapprove of Obama’s handling of the economy, it also found that voters simply don’t like Mitt Romney.
According to the poll 39% of voters view Mitt Romney favorable and 55% say he is “out of touch” with voters.
A plurality of responders also say they are better off now than they were four years ago. In fact 45% say they are better off while 36% say they are worse off.
Early poll numbers are often widely criticized because many voters are not yet educated on both candidates political platforms, however the poll does show that Obama is faring better than other incumbents in a poor economic climate.
The poll highlights Mitt Romney’s struggles which includes his inability to connect with respondents. Only 34 percent of voters say Romney connects with them while a majority say Barack Obama understands their problems.
Fifty-three percent of respondents who think President Obama is doing a good job is an important number, Presidents who have been re-elected historically have breached the 50% favored mark.
In the meantime the biggest problem President Obama may face was respondents troubling outlook towards the countries direction. Only 31 percent of poll takers said the United States was headed in the right direction while 62 percent said the U.S. is off track.
The study also found that while Mitt Romney has focused much of his experience on his time as a business man, only 34 percent of respondents consider his time at Bain Capital LLC to be his biggest asset. 41 percent of respondents say Mitt Romney’s time as governor of Massachusetts is his best quality.
With the election still months away we will surely see these poll numbers bouncing around based on the interests who create them.