President Barack Obama would benefit from a Romney presidency if he’s re-elected, according to a senior Romney campaign official who requested anonymity to discuss private conversations.
“He’s got a lot of potential,” said David Axelrod, a former White House chief strategist.
“If he gets re-election, if he gets elected, he has the capacity to do a lot more things than I think the president has.
And I think he’s capable of doing a lot, and I think if he does, he could do a better job.”
A spokesman for Romney said Obama is not the candidate who has to win an election.
“President Obama has the opportunity to get re-elected.
The President is the one who has the responsibility to get the job done,” said Joe Lockhart.
“He has the ability to do it, and he does.”
A new Rasmussen poll shows Obama leads Romney 45%-45% among likely voters in the upcoming election.
Obama’s advantage has dropped to 8 percentage points since last week, according the poll, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
The Rasmussen poll also shows Romney leads among independents by a 49%-39% margin.
Obama’s job approval rating is at 44%, and his disapproval rating is 56%.
His approval rating has slipped to a new low of 39% among voters under 35.
The president has a 54% disapproval rating among those 65 and older, and the disapproval rating of 35% among those under 45.
Romney has lost ground among voters who say he is not honest and trustworthy, according of a new Reuters/Ipsos poll.
The poll shows Romney’s net favorable rating has dropped 6 points since March to 37%.
The poll shows Trump’s job rating is also at a low.
Romney has a net favorable of 39%, and Obama’s is 47%.
Obama’s net favorability is 51%, and Romney’s is 39%.
The Reuters/IPOS poll has a credibility interval, meaning it takes into account how many people believe the results are accurate.
It’s the first time the poll has asked the question in a national election.
A new Reuters poll shows Republicans are increasingly optimistic that a Trump presidency would benefit the Republican Party, despite GOP lawmakers voting against the Republican health care bill.
The Reuters/IPSOS poll shows 51% of Republicans are now more optimistic about the health care legislation, compared to 38% in March.
The Reuters poll also found that Trump is seeing a boost in support from voters who identify as evangelical Christians.
The poll finds that a majority of Trump supporters say the Republican candidate has the temperament and character to be president.
But more than half of Trump voters say the candidate’s positions and policies are a step too far.
“The message I get from people in evangelical churches is that they really think the country needs to move in a different direction,” said Rick Wilson, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.
“That’s a message that resonates with some people in the Trump base.
It resonates a lot with younger voters.”
Republicans are also seeing a shift in how they’re viewing their party, according, according a Reuters/Suffolk University poll of 574 Republican voters conducted April 7-15.
Fifty-two percent of those polled said they were leaning toward Trump, up from 41% in April and 42% in November.
Forty-five percent said they still strongly supported their party’s presidential candidate.
The results of the Reuters/SSRS poll were based on landline and cellphone interviews with 1,929 registered voters nationwide, with a margin for error of +/- 3.9 percentage points, among the total 1,063 registered voters.
The survey was conducted using an automated telephone poll.