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Patch's Poll: Who Is More Likable, Obama or Romney?

National polls put Obama ahead on likeability, but what do Farmington Valley and West Hartford voters think?

President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are in a dead heat in the latest ABC/Washington post poll.

According to the poll, with just four months until the election, 47 percent said they prefer Obama and 47 percent said they prefer Romney.

Meanwhile, Ronney is faring better in certain areas compared to Obama. The poll notes that registered voters trust Romney over Obama in handling the economy, 49-44 percent. Meanwhile, 47 percent approve of the job Obama is doing now versus 49 percent who disapprove.

But, as ABC asks, why is the race still tied if Romney is pulling ahead in these other polls?

When voters were polled “which candidate is more friendly and likeable,” 63 percent said Obama and 27 percent said Romney.

“It seems many voters just don’t like Mitt Romney,” the network said.

In the likability category, do you prefer Obama or Romney? Does likeability matter in a president? Take our poll and share your thoughts in the comments.

Andrew Ziemba July 13, 2012 at 02:34 AM
Romney is a massive liar. It's possible that Romney will prove to be an even bigger liar than Obama. After seeing what Obama has gotten away with I wouldn't be surprised by much anymore.
Fred July 13, 2012 at 02:11 PM
I am going to vote for the American, he is more likable.
Fred July 13, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Jerry, both candidates are American born citizens. Can the conservatives give up the accusation that Obama is not American born? What a weak argument. If you want to go back to the pathetic mess this country was in when Alfred E. Newman was about to vacate office then vote for Romney. If you want a better future then vote for Obama. He saved this country from going into a depression.
MAC July 13, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Fred is willfully blind to the simple fact that Obama is driving us to BANKRUPTCY and "The New Road to Serfdom" (book title, by Daniel Hannan) at jet speed! You call that "a better future" Fred??!!! Romney is our only chance! Obama has added 5 TRILLION $$$ to the national debt in less than 4 years!!! Also, the federal government BORROWS 40 cents of every $$ it spends, and is spending 25 % of the entire GDP!!! "Egan-Jones Ratings Co., citing 'the increasing debt load coupled with the fact that there has been no tangible progress in addressing the country’s growing debt to GDP' ratio, has again downgraded the the U.S. Credit rating from AA+ to AA. (Source- Bloomberg News) "In July 20122 the firm reduced America from AAA to AA+ in July 2011, just before Standard & Poor's did the same. Egan Jones: "Inflection point - when debt to GDP exceeds 100%, a country's financial flexibility becomes increasingly strained. For the first time since WWII, US debt exceeds 100%. From 2008 to 2010, debt rose a total of 23.6% while GDP rose a total of 1.6%. Unfortunately, with an annual federal budget deficit in the area of $1.4T, debt is likely to reach $16.7T as of the end of 2012 while assuming GDP grows 2.5%."... http://wwwwakeupamericans-spree.blogspot.com/2012/04/us-credit-rating-downgraded-again.html
Fred July 13, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Dear Fred Do you have any proof ? Funny no one else does either. By the way in 2008 when Obama took over the country had been run two full years by a democrat controlled congress and senate, The no budget uncontrolled spending spree began in 2006 and that's a fact

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