Campaign Headlines May 30, 2012: ABC News / Washington Post Poll Romney Rating Rebounds Among Women Voters, Obama’s Personal Popularity Rating Slips

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Poll: Romney Rebounds Among Women, Obama’s Favorability Slips

Source: ABC News, 5-30-12

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POLL ANALYSIS

A sharp advance among women has boosted Mitt Romney to his highest favorability rating of the presidential campaign – albeit still an unusually weak one – while Barack Obama’s personal popularity has slipped in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll.

Obama still beats Romney in favorable ratings overall, by an 11-point margin, 52 vs. 41 percent. But that’s down from 21 points last month, giving Romney the better trajectory. And both get only even divisions among registered voters, marking the closeness of the race between them.

See PDF with full results, charts and tables here.

This survey comes after a period in which Romney’s chief GOP competitors withdrew from the Republican race and lined up behind his candidacy. Romney clinched his party’s nomination in Texas on Tuesday night….READ MORE

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