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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:53 PM

What the battle over Romney’s wealth is really about, in one poll finding

What the battle over Romney’s wealth is really about, in one poll finding
By Greg Sargent


The battle to define Mitt Romney as emblematic of everything that’s wrong with our economy and tax code is largely about winning back a core Democratic constituency that Obama badly needs in 2012: Blue collar whites.

Some conservatives worry Romney may be the wrong candidate to hold on to the massive 2010 gains Republicans made with these voters, which is why they’re nervous about the attacks on Romney's Bain years, his privileged tax rate, and his propensity to say things that make him sound like an out of touch fop.

Today the Post has released some new polling that contains a remarkable finding: Romney’s unfavorability rating has spiked massively among these voters.

Among overall Americans, Romney’s favorability rating — a measure of broad acceptability — has dropped eight points since earlier this month, to 31 percent. His unfavorable rating has jumped 15 points, to 49 percent. That’s a net swing of 23 points. His negative rating now tops 50 among independents.

But the most interesting finding is among whites with incomes of under $50,000: His negative numbers among them have jumped 20 points, from 29 percent to 49 percent.

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:58 PM

1. PS: Thank you, Newt! Finally you've done your country a solid.

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:03 PM

2. Excellent! The message seems to be getting through. He destroyed companies, he will destroy the

country -- at the WORKERS' expense.

Thanks for posting this, babylonsister! Good to hear!!

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