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Thursday, July 5, 2012

More Americans Trust Barack Obama with Health Care

Posted by Paul Constant on Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 9:44 AM

This is bad news for Mitt Romney:

Just 30 percent in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll have a favorable opinion of Romney’s approach to health care, while 47 percent see it negatively, putting him underwater on the issue by a 17-point margin.

True, President Obama's numbers aren't great, with 45% of those polled viewing his handling of health care positively, and 48% negatively. But his positives are much higher than Romney's, and I think now that the Supreme Court has ruled on the issue, Americans are going to start coming around on health care. Since Romney is trying to run as a businessman with solutions for America's economic crisis, it's important that he gains America's trust on health care. If he can't do that, he's going to be weak on domestic issues, and domestic issues are all he's got to run on.

But it's not all bad news for Romney. At the moment, he's way ahead of Barack Obama among visitors to the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library. As of Tuesday, Romney's up 62.41% to 30.54% among the crucial Bush-41-loving demographic.

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