Obama Slam Dunk Over Romney, Except...
...when it comes to the federal budget and economy
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 10, 2012 3:36 AM CDT
Barack Obama gets ready to shoot a basket during one of the activities during the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House yesterday.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – President Obama holds significant leads over GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney in all categories—except for the federal budget, and his handling of the economy, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. According to the poll, 51% of registered voters would pick Obama over 44% for Romney. The president also has double-digit leads over Romney concerning which candidate voters think would do a better job in such areas as health care, international affairs, protecting the middle class, and women's issues—as well as a whopping 38-point lead in likability and a 26-point margin as "more inspiring."

But with 46% of respondents opposed to Obama's handling of the economy and 39% unhappy with his view on the size of government, the poll points to a major weakness in the president's quest for re-election. A hefty percentage of voters believe that Romney would better deal with the federal budget. A narrow margin of those surveyed are convinced Romney would handle the economy better than the president. A massive 76% of respondents believe that the American economy is still in recession.

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Apr 10, 2012 11:37 AM CDT
Obama is a shoe-IN, hell you Dems don't even have to bother going to the polls!
Apr 10, 2012 9:19 AM CDT
lol - okay - if Romney gets to be president and both house and senate get taken by the Democrats who can filibuster all HIS programs - and in 4 more years of economic disaster (because without raising taxes nothing will get better) we will have a democrat back anyway. c'mon folks - like diet AND exercise - you have to raise taxes and cut spending (preferably by ending foreign wars) to get anywhere - SHEESH - it's not about the little crap like NPR and Obamacare
Apr 10, 2012 8:28 AM CDT
Obama Slam Dunk Over Romney, Except.... ...for the #1 thing every poll shows people rate as their #1 concern.