The latest WaPo/ABC Presidential polling is out this morning and Team Romney ought to be heading into crisis mode right about now.
Dan Balz and Joe Cohen write:
"Obama has double-digit leads over the likely Republican presidential nominee on who would do a better job of protecting the middle class, addressing women’s issues, handling international affairs and dealing with health care."That pretty well covers most of the issues. Sure, there are tremendous risks, which the GOP continues to attempt to exploit, that might derail the economy. Nevertheless, in America, the personal is political. On that count, Team Romney has every reason to be preparing for disaster.
Obama is definitely vulnerable in certain areas, however, as the report notes:
"If Obama’s views on the role of government are seen more negatively than positively, he has the edge on another aspect of this key debate: Americans by 52-37 percent see "unfairness in the economic system that favors the wealthy" as a bigger problem than "overregulation of the free market that interferes with growth and prosperity."
This is bad news for the GOP brand itself.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know a lot can happen between now and November.
But this is Mitt Romney. I think the over/under is becoming pretty clear.