Obama’s Attacks on Bain: Are They Working?

This survey by Scott Rasmussen, released yesterday, suggests that they are not:

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters believe that Romney’s track record in business is primarily a reason to vote for him. Thirty-three percent (33%) see his business career as chiefly a reason to vote against him. Twenty-two percent (22%) are undecided.

This suggests that Romney is probably on the right track in emphasizing his private sector experience.

At the same time, something may be working for Obama, as the Romney boomlet that I noted here appears to be over. As of yesterday, Obama was leading Romney by three points in the daily presidential matchup. My guess is that this isn’t due to anything the Obama campaign is doing, but rather we are seeing the random ups and downs that always happen in polling. My expectation is that the polls will stay tight, with occasional outliers to cheer up each side, until the fall. Then I think we will see Romney pull away as undecided voters tune in and decide that they have had enough of the Obama administration’s failures, and Romney looks like a decent alternative.

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