WASHINGTON, D.C., September 16, 2012 — The 2012 presidential election may be like the 1980 election, but Gov. Mitt Romney is no Ronald Reagan. And perhaps President Obama is not Jimmy Carter either, which is not such a bad thing.
Carter lost, and Obama could win. Not because the American public approve of his leadership – they don’t. 60 percent disapprove of his handling of the economy, 58 percent disapprove of his ability to create jobs, and 64 percent disapprove of his handling of the budget deficit, according to the most recent Gallup poll. He can win because voters do not view Mitt Romney as a viable alternative, not yet at least.
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