Obama's polls are getting better and better. That's in spite of media focus lately on the bursts of enthusiasm shown for Romney by the greeting him at campaign stops.
The Bloomberg National Poll asked likely voters which candidate's argument has been more convincing, as each campaign works to paint their rival candidate as unaware of the plight of the "average American" in an election year dominated by the still struggling economy.
According to the poll, 55 percent picked Romney over Obama at 36 percent when asked who is more "out of touch." Similarly, about a third of voters questioned believed Romney was the best of the two at "understanding your problems and struggles."
The poll puts the president in the lead nationally, with 53 percent saying they would vote for Obama if the election were today, compared to 40 for Romney. The poll's findings show a stronger lead for Obama than other recent, national polls indicate. Obama's base also shows greater enthusiasm than Romney's, with 51 percent of Obama supporters describing their support as "very strong" compared to 35 percent of Romney's supporters who would describe their support that way. ...The Hill
This is the clincher:
Most Americans would also prefer to sit next to Obama on a long airline flight. ...The Hill