Well…the numbers show us that Dems and Repubs have pretty much made up their minds. But those Indies that Romney talked about in the video? Yeah, they’re still figuring it out. And Mitt’s comments obviously didn’t help his cause.

The numbers from Gallup…

So 29% are less likely, but 15% are more likely. That’s a 14% net gain for Obama.

And when you look at income groups, well, it shakes out as you’d may suspect with the poorest saying they’re less likely to vote for Romney. But there are a few things about this that stick out. Those thoughts after the numbers…

First, and obviously, folks who make between $29K and $59K are paying income taxes. And they’re 36% less likely, but 21% more likely. So that’s a 15% net gain for Obama.

Second, the folks who make between $60K and $89K only give Obama a 3% net gain…but those over $90K have a 4% net gain. Wonder why? Maybe those who are in the upper middle class feel like their wages are being taxed too much and that money is being fed into social programs?

Last, the the only real edge that Romney has over Obama is with older voters. And a fair number of those folks are on fixed incomes…and don’t pay income tax. Those numbers aren’t reflected here, but it’ll be interesting to see if those folks are more or less likely to vote for Romney after this situation.

More as it develops…

  • To be honest polls are not of much importance right now. With the Middle East about to go up in flames, the economy could drop out of the bottom any day now, there is so much that could shipwreck either candidate for president.

    Still, like you, I continue to watch/read them all nearly each day. Good article.

  • DGarr

    What the secret tape reveals.

    Finally, the real Romney. Finally, what voters have been waiting for.
    Mr. Romney, out of robotic mode, speaking from the heart.

    For the first time, we hear this man speaking confidently, eloquently, because he is saying what he believes. Comfortable because he is with his own kind, speaking is mind.

    The stress of concealment, not possible entirely to hide, reveals itself in Mr. Romney’s breathless jerky voice, the uncomfortable laugh, the unfocused eyes, the awkward body movements–as his body literally rebels against the lies he is telling.

    We had thought he was just a candidate uncomfortable with oratory.
    No, he is a man hiding from the wider public his true beliefs.

    Yes, Mr. Romney has finally revealed what he believes.
    And that is the problem.