Couple of questions from the NYT/CBS poll caught my eye …
First, keep in mind that NYT/CBS bends left … and is known to oversample Dems.
The conventional wisdom is that folks may not like Obama’s policies, but that they like him as a person.
I’ve always thought that conclusion was overstated since there’s survey because of social forces and resulting survey bias …
Recently, Obama has been quite visible on the campaign trail … with negative attacks on Romney … sometimes repeating accusations that have been discredited by fact-checkers.
Well, guess what?
In the latest NYT?CBS poll, Obama is viewed UNFAVORABLY by 48% … only 36% view him favorably … that’s only 4 points higher than Romney.
Perhaps negative campaigning isn’t as effect as the pundits have been saying,