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20% less likely to vote for Romney because of wealth

A new Gallup poll shows 20 percent of registered US voters, mostly Democrats and independents, say Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s wealth makes them less likely to vote for him.

CNN found most voters, some 75 percent, said the fact that Romney is worth more than $200 million made no difference to how they will vote.

Gallup found most of the 37% of Democratic voters who said Romney’s wealth is a negative were already unlikely to vote for him. Gallup’s latest demographic analysis shows that 89% of Democratic registered voters prefer President Barack Obama.

More important for Romney are the 19 percent of independents who agreed. Independents are being courted by both candidates in the November election.

On the other hand, about 8 percent of Republicans said Romney’s wealth makes them more likely to vote for him.

In recent weeks, Obama has targeted Romney’s wealth and how he earned it as head of Bain Capital. On Thursday the Boston Globe published a story that said Romney’s SEC records show he was at Bain longer than he previously admitted. The Obama campaign jumped at the media reports, calling Romney dishonest.

In the meantime, USA TODAY reported Romney has been unapologetic about his wealth.

“I’m not going to apologize for success at home,” he said earlier this week. “I went out and began a business, and the business turned out to be far more successful than I ever would have imagined.”

Comments (6)

  1. Submitted by Dennis Tester on 07/13/2012 - 11:43 am.

    Romney earned his money

    Contrary to popular belief, Mitt Romney didn’t take a dime of his father’s money and everything the Romney’s have, they’ve earned.

    Conversely, the Obama’s are multi-millionaires based solely on the sale of two books that were written by someone else. The press should question Obama about the source of HIS wealth sometime. That would be a hoot.

    Also, if I were Romney, the next time someone asked me to release a tax return, I’d say “I’ll release one year of tax returns for every year of his college transcripts that Obama releases.”

    • Submitted by Paul Brandon on 07/13/2012 - 10:01 pm.


      Who paid Mitten’s tuition?

    • Submitted by Virginia Martin on 07/14/2012 - 03:06 pm.

      the audacity of hope and dreams of my father

      Did you read these books? I doubt it. They are universally acknowledged to have been written by Barack Obama, who is–should you ever listen to him–a beautiful master of the language.
      That is the source of his wealth. Maybe you didn’t hear about it, but he was poor, his mother died of cancer while he was in school, and he made it to Harvard and beyond on scholarships. Then, like our dream of all-American boys (and girls) after working for peanuts as a community organizer, having passed up lucrative job offers in major law firms, he wrote his books and ran for office. It is the books that gave him his wealth.
      Michelle if anything was even poorer.
      As for your suggestion that we ask for Obama’s transcripts, that is barely worth responding to. No equivalence whatsoever.
      If you wanted to know about these things, there is plenty of public information about them.
      There is not about Romney. He can release his tax returns just like every other credible and honest politician.

  2. Submitted by Roger Duncan on 07/14/2012 - 06:50 am.

    Romney’s wealth

    If anything, I would consider Romney’s successes as a businessman as a bonified reason to vote FOR him. The incompetance we see demonsrated every day by Obama, is reason to look for REAL change.It is incredible to me, to watch people hang on every lie told via the mainstream media, and think that Obama is going to make things better with another 4 years of destructive policies. If he is re-elected and people realize what the costs of the Obamacare TAX will be, there will be a lot of people crying about the lies they swallowed. Hopefully, people will see through it all by the time November rolls around and the Obamas will be packing up and shipping out.

  3. Submitted by Dave Francis on 07/14/2012 - 01:18 pm.


    If the Texas photo ID law goes down in flames, we must demand the Republicans pass THE LEGAL WORKFORCE BILL, known nationally as the mandatory E-Verify. Otherwise nothing will stop the barrage of millions more illegal aliens pouring over non-existent fences, along hundreds of miles of the border, plus the immediate enactment of the BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP BILL. American can no longer afford financially supporting illegal aliens anymore. They are coming here stealing low wage jobs of Americans and even teenagers who provide seasonal work.

    The only answer to illegal immigration is “the People’s TEA PARTY, for unlike the rhetoric of the Democrats and Republicans they will reverse Obama’s back door amnesty, sue the cities and states with Sanctuary policies and take away federal funds. Mandated laws for illegal alien education, health care will be reassessed and any laws that contravene the 1986 Immigration Control and Reform Act as Obama’s executive orders will be rescinded. Join the millions upon millions of Constitutional TEA PARTY people, who will put a stop to Obama’s Czars Socialist-Marxist push for an open border agenda and the illegal votes that will be provided and the Republican’s ideology to keep bringing millions of low skilled workers, for their corporate friends. We must rid this sovereign nation of the deep entrenched incumbents, except those who accomplish the American citizens-residents will. Shortly there will be a decision on the photo ID requirement, which is the only way to halt non-citizens, but mainly illegal aliens from voting. The TEA PARTY with enough politicians in Congress will enact E-Verify ‘The Legal Workforce Act’ (H.R. 2885) and the Rep. Steve Kings THE BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP ACT (H.R.140). These two laws will alleviate the illegal immigration invasion.

    Most Americans can understand that just like most of the industrialized nations, there is always room for the highest technical professions. The abbreviation ‘STEM’ relates to science, technology, engineering or mathematics positions that are a positive and essential requirement. However—8.4 percent of Americans jobless, or just given up the U.S. government should place every obstruction against those waiting to steal across our border, or land from a plane imitating a visitor and then just vanishing. We must question Obama when his administration begins advertising across the country, that food stamps are available for all. Such publicity is only going to attract unknown numbers of foreign nation, hoping to collect many of the free handouts. They say that fraud doesn’t exist in the program, but now one in seven in America’s population have been credited food stamps and uncountable numbers of the children of illegal aliens (foothold babies) are eligible. That’s why it is time to enact ‘THE BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP ACT’ without anymore hindrance.

    What Eric Holder has failed to mention to the judges is that minorities and low income people can be issued a FREE ID document. This is based on the Indiana law, that in essence states, if you can’t produce an authorized ID on Election Day, you will given a provisional ballot and have until noon 10 business days hence, that following the election to produce you’re ID. The Texas ID law also states that if you meet certain income requirements, you can get a state issued ID card free of charge. Think about it, you have to show an ID to board a plane, send money, drive a car, and use your credit card or any number of reasons? This certainly denotes to me that since the Motor Voter bill in 1965, anybody can register to vote. Although it says under the penalty of perjury, my bet hundreds of thousands, maybe millions in overcrowded states as California and Nevada; illegal aliens are voting and will do so to maintain Obama in the White House.

    Attention: Investigation of President Obama’s background history is due to be released by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio on July 17, 2012 and could stun everybody. The upcoming press conference is set to be held at 2:30 p.m. local time at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Phoenix, Arizona, with World Net Daily again providing live streaming video coverage.

  4. Submitted by Jerilyn Jackson on 07/14/2012 - 02:30 pm.

    Romney has lived with enormous wealth his entire life. It’s disingenuous to insist that he pulled himself up by his boot straps. Some people can handle wealth and are still able to connect with the other 98%. He has shown repeatedly through his awkwardness, insincerity and flip-floping that he is completely out of touch with most Americans’ reality. In this age of government that is increasingly run by monied interests, it’s very scary to think of the presidency being returned to someone whose focus is on maintaining his and other rich people’s wealth.

    The relatively recent earnings generated by Obama’s book sales was gotten honestly and without harm to anyone else. His eloquence shows that he is perfectly capable of writing his own books. It is an empty accusation to say otherwise.

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