Romney’s Unfavorables Rise in Skewed Sample Poll

by Katrina Trinko

The latest Pew poll shows that Mitt Romney’s net unfavorability is 16 points (34 percent favorable ratings verse 50 percent unfavorable), while Barack Obama’s net favorability is 9 points (42 percent unfavorable verse 51 percent favorable). Yes, the polling sample is skewed with an 11-point advantage for Democrats (those interviewed included 22 percent Republicans and 33 percent Democrats). Although, for whatever it’s worth, when this poll was done in June, Democrats had a 9-point advantage, and Romney’s net unfavorability was only 9 points at that time. Even taken into account that the sample isn’t  representative, it still looks like Romney’s unfavorables are increasing. 

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