Obama’s Bain Capital attacks may be working with battleground state voters

Discussion in 'Politics' started by AK Forty Seven, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/...may-working-battleground-state-152310156.html

    Obama’s Bain Capital attacks may be working with battleground state voters

    President Barack Obama's re-election campaign has come under fire for its attacks on Mitt Romney's time at Bain Capital—with several Democrats, including Bill Clinton and Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker, suggesting Obama's focus on private equity companies could backfire.

    But if a new poll of voters in key swing states is any judge, the Obama campaign is unlikely to drop its Bain strategy anytime soon.

    A new Purple Strategies poll found that a plurality of voters in 12 key battleground states—Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin—are skeptical of Romney's argument that private equity companies create jobs. Among those polled, 47 percent say "private equity hurts workers," compared to 38 percent who say it "helps" the economy.

    In Ohio, the numbers were starkest: 49 percent of those surveyed said private equity companies put profits over workers, compared to 33 percent who said private equity "helps" the economy. Eighteen percent said they were "not sure."

    In Florida, the gap wasn't as big, but it still favored Obama: 47 percent of those polled said private equity hurts workers, compared to 40 percent who said it helps the economy.

    Meanwhile, voters in two other key swing states—Colorado and Virginia—were evenly split on their views of private equity. In Colorado, 44 percent said it hurts workers, compared to 43 percent who said it helps the economy. In Virginia, 44 percent said it helps the economy, compared to 42 percent who said it hurts workers.

    (Results for other key states were not disclosed. The poll has a plus or minus 2.2 percent margin of error.)

    The poll isn't a great sign for Romney, who has cited his work at Bain Capital as proof that he's helped to create jobs around the country.

    In their analysis of the findings, the pollsters note that Obama's Bain strategy is a "classic wedge issue," consolidating Democrats and winning over a plurality of independent voters, 48 percent of whom say private equity hurts, compared to 38 percent who say it helps.

    "While the overall results on this argument appear to bode well for the president, the electoral map dynamics may argue for a more subtle state-by-state strategy," the pollsters write.
  2. Other polls confirm this to be true.Polls from 3 days ago






    A few other swing state polls

    Obama won 2 of the 3 May Florida polls, the last 6 New Mexico polls,both May Colorado polls , the last 3 Nevada polls,2 of the 3 New Hampshire polls,a tie in 1 May Iowa poll and leading by +10 in the other
  3. The Bain attacks are on a break but they will be back !!!!!!
  4. Ricter


    One hopes there's enough character left in the American people that such attacks will work.

    "The humblest observer who goes to the mines sees and says that gold-digging is of the character of a lottery; the gold thus obtained is not the same same thing with the wages of honest toil."
  5. Lucrum


    You're really obsessed with that whole notion of equality aren't you?
  6. Arnie


    Of course they will be back. They have nothing else to run on.
  7. Brass


    Don't worry, Lucrum. You'll never be his equal.
  8. Lucrum


    Equal at what?

    I thought you said you were finally bored with our politics anyway.

    You still here?
  9. Lucrum


    Then according to you and him both Ricter owes me a substantial part of his earnings. The great equalizer.

    PAY THE FUCK UP Ricter! :D
  10. I no longer care what Romney did at Bain. That was then, this is now. What's Obama's platform other than H&H? Jobs! It's about jobs. Glory was his for the taking in Jan. of 2009. Money was free flowing and a infrastruture jobs plan could have been his for the taking. With the wounds still freshly bleeding and the banks just having received their trillion dollar christmas gift, nobody could have refused some money for a national jobs plan. Republicans voting against it would have risked their lives, literally. Instead he chose to play politics and wait until fall of last year. Too little, too late. Now all we have is potential free healthcare for the queer and his "husband". I guess the plan for fighting their depression over job/income loss is free prozac and rubbers.
    #10     Jun 8, 2012