Pollsters for the Obama-tied SuperPAC Priorities USA Action claim several weeks worth of attacks on Mitt Romney's history at Bain are working in Obama's favor in Pa and other swing states, with voters seeing the Republican and his business ties in a negative light.
In June 25-July 3 interviews with likely voters in Colorado, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, Romney has his lowest favorable numbers in any of the states in Pennsylvania, and the difference between his favorable/unfavorable numbers is also greater than in any other state (at -12 points). Ohio is right behind at -11.
Which is why the Romney camp and the RNC is battling back on hard -- finally, after complaints from other Republicans -- on that point, saying Obama is really "the outsourcer in chief" for sending jobs overseas through his stimulus package. The NYT today says the claims are thin by both camps, and companies cited by the GOP for outsourcing deny they're doing so. The "two candidates and their allies have all but stuck their fingers in their ears while continuing with their outsourcing attacks," the story says.
According to Roll Call, David Axelrod and two other top Obama political advisors met with congressional Dems yesterday and said their strategy is based on winning nine states including Pa: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.\
UPDATE: Here's reaction from the RNC's spox in Pa, Billy Pitman:
“Hard to take seriously an internal poll from a Bill Maher funded Obama superpac touting their own negative attack ads that have been consistently proven false by independent fact checkers. The Obama campaign and their allies have continued to mislead voters with false attacks on Governor Romney’s business record because they have no answer for their own failed economic record that has seen 41 months of unemployment over 8 percent. In fact, the Obama campaign even admitted today that billions of taxpayer dollars meant to create jobs here that were sent overseas instead.”
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