Favorability

Romney's Getting More Popular

Mitt Romney is becoming a lot more popular lately—but he’s still not as well liked as President Obama. A new CNN/ORC International poll finds that Romney has gone from 34 percent favorability in February to 48 percent. Forty-two percent have a negative impression of the Republican presidential contender—the same percentage that dislike Obama. The president, however, is considered favorable by 56 percent of polled voters. “The biggest gap between Obama and Romney’s favorability ratings is among younger Americans,” observered CNN’s polling director. “Romney may have a small advantage among independent voters, but that is offset by his lower favorability rating among Republicans than Obama has among Democrats.”