People Just Don’t Like Mitt Romney, Part 34

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According to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll, Mitt Romney still isn’t doing well in the “connecting with other humans” department:

Mitt Romney is laboring under the lowest personal popularity ratings for a presumptive presidential nominee in midsummer election-year polls back to 1984….Forty percent of Americans overall view Romney favorably, 49 percent unfavorably….A new high of 30 percent now see him “strongly” unfavorably, nearly double his strongly favorable score

Romney got a nice bounce upward after the primary battles ended in April, but he’s started to slide back down over the past few weeks. The only good news for the Romney camp is that although Obama is far better liked than Romney among the general population, the gap is only seven percentage points among registered voters. So there’s that to cling to.

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