It’s not just that he’s over his head. Mitt Romney is in the “deep end” of the pool and he’s drowning. A new ABC-Washington Post poll is out today indicating Romney’s UNFAVORABILITY ratings surpasses his FAVORABILITY ratings by 9%. That is to say that 49% of people polled view him UNFAVORABLY and only 40% of people view him favorably. The amazing thing is that he has been “underwater in 10 consecutive polls this year.
In contrast, President Obama has a 53% favorability rating, and only a 47% unfavorable rating. Among independents Obama’s favorability rating is now 16 points higher than Romney’s.
There are many reasons to explain the decline in the favorability numbers. The real question is, is there any way Romney can reverse this trend. Mitt is hoping that if he could persuade Seamus, to give him an endorsement, he might be able to turn things around.