A just-released Bloomberg National Poll puts President Barack Obama ahead of Mitt Romney by an amazing 13 points. The poll, conducted June 15- 18, portrays Romney as “out of touch” and shows Obama leading at 53% with Romney trailing at a mere 40%.
The survey shows Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, has yet to repair the damage done to his image during the Republican primary. Thirty-nine percent of Americans view him favorably, about the same as when he announced his presidential candidacy last June, while 48 percent see him unfavorably — a 17-percentage point jump during a nomination fight dominated by attacks ads. A majority of likely voters, 55 percent, view him as more out of touch with average Americans compared with 36 percent who say the president is more out of touch.