Romney Approaches Nomination With Lowest Favorability Rating In 28 Years
Submitted by William
Polls going back to Ronald Reagan show that Mitt Romney has the lowest favorability rating of any nominee in recent memory.
Forty percent of registered voters in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll see Romney favorably overall, while 51 percent rate him unfavorably – 11 points underwater in this basic measure, with a majority unfavorable score for just the second time in polls since last fall…
Romney’s favorability rating is the lowest of any major-party nominee at roughly the time of his convention in available data back to 1984; indeed he’s the first, at this stage of the campaign, to be rated more unfavorably than favorably by a significant margin. On the other hand, Obama’s net favorable rating is substantially lower than the four previous incumbents’ (Reagan, both Bushes and Bill Clinton) at this point.