According to a news poll conducted by Esquire/Yahoo, about 75 percent of Americans feel they have nothing in common with Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. However, Obama, the incumbent did not fare too much better in the same poll. About 60 percent of pollsters showed they feel the same way about the Democratic presidential nominee.
Mitt Romney does not seem to be distancing himself from recent remarks he made earlier this year at a fundraiser donor event that was videotaped and posted online by Mother Jones Magazine. These new numbers are bad news for a Romeny who is struggling to connect with ordinary Americans. The margin of error for the survey, conducted shortly after the Republican and Democratic national political conventions, is plus or minus 4 percentage points.
Further complicating the Republican ticket’s image problem is that a Romney presidency is viewed as significantly more beneficial to wealthy Americans than a second Obama term would be. Sixty-two percent of those surveyed said that weatlthy Americans would be better off under Romney than Obama. That split reverses when Americans were asked who would benefit the poor. 57 percent say Obama would benefit the poor and 30 percent say Romney would benefit the poor.
To view the two-part videotaped May 17th fundraiser event Mitt Romney attended please click the following link: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/09/watch-full-secret-video-private-romney-fundraiser