President Obama leaps ahead of Robme in Bloomberg poll; Robme seen as 'out of touch'
Barack Obama leads challenger Mitt Romney 53 percent to 40 percent among likely voters, according to a new Bloomberg National Poll published Wednesday.
Conducted June 15 through 18, the poll reflects Romney's weakness more than Obama's strength, according to Bloomberg, and shows Romney has yet to recover from a damaging Republican primary.
The Romney campaign has seized on Obama's ill-timed "The private sector is doing fine" comment, with an ad, titled "Doing Fine?" However, a majority (55 percent) of likely voters still view Romney as out of touch with average Americans,
according to the Bloomberg poll, compared with 36 percent who say Obama is out of touch.
Meanwhile, 39 percent of Americans view Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and private equity executive, favorably, while 48 percent see him unfavorably.