Several recent polls (but not all of them) show Mitt Romney virtually tied with Barack Obama in a hypothetical presidential match-up. However, those numbers don’t fully reflect the difficulty facing the presumptive Republican nominee.
The chart above, based on a new CNN poll, clearly indicates that Romney has a lot of ground to make up if he is to win over a majority of the electorate with respect to certain potentially decisive factors.
Notice that Obama’s numbers are in the 40-to-50-percent range or a bit higher in every category, while Romney’s numbers are mostly below 30 percent.
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