Washington (CNN) - New poll numbers out Wednesday from three key battleground states underscore the danger of that leaked fundraising video for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.
According to fresh New York Times/CBS News/Quinnipiac polling, majorities of likely voters in Wisconsin, Virginia and Colorado say that Romney's policies favor the rich.
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In Wisconsin, 55% of likely voters say a Romney administration would benefit wealthy people. In Virginia, 56% say the same. In Colorado, the number is 54%.
The number of voters in those swing states who think Romney's policies would favor the middle class? Just about 10%.
Contrast that with President Barack Obama's numbers on the same question.
In all three states, a plurality say Obama's policies favor the middle class. Only a sliver of voters say the president favors the rich, while roughly a quarter say he favors the poor.
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The new polls were taken before video surfaced of Romney privately telling a group of rich donors that nearly half the country is "dependent on the government" - and that's precisely the problem.
The Romney video reinforces what people already think about the candidate, and that only helps the Obama campaign push the now-familiar narrative that Romney is a rich plutocrat who is of touch with the concerns of regular people.
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And this should surprise someone or anyone for that matter? Much of Romney's rhetoric has been focused on that. Think about the words that he has been saying; cutting taxes on everyone and not talking about counting capital gains as regular income as it should be.
There is nothing new in these polls. We all know a vote for Romney is a vote for WALL STREET.
Mitt Romney defined what "severely conservative" means.
One does not need to be a great thinker to know that Mitt is for the rich! Very Sad for someone wanting to be a president
Save the middle class – keep Romney out of the white house.
mitt you are done because you don't stand for anything and you tell peoples what they want to hear.
Please release your tax returns, Mr. Romney.
If the American people can't see who mitts stands for, then if he wins, you get what you asked for.
Show the American People your tax returns for the last 20 years Willard. Then we'll see how "unfair" your 13% (so YOU say) tax rate really is.
EVERYBODY favors the rich and wants to be among them. Nobody favors the poor. We all want the middle class to do better than they are right now (unless you're a member of the ultra rich).
.... what is called a 'no brainer' .....
But what about the gas prices?
Now I wonder why all of these folks have that view of Mitt ?
My tax rate is 28%, and Mittens pays 13.9%, while making 30 times what I make. He is a lying out of touch birther.
I'll bet you $10,000 the Romney campaign will dismiss this poll with their standard talking points.
Ryan/Romney -- lying for votes.
Sure he favors the rich, because he is rich, don't tell me a Rich man or women can even comprehend what it is like to rob Peter to pay Paul, or ignore health issues because they don't have Healthcare, or put food on their table, or live on nothing but Social Security, or seniors having to make decisions whether to buy food to eat or medicine for their illnesses, or working 2 or 3 jobs not only to make ends meet, but to try to put their kids through college so they can have a better shot at getting a good job.......and not having anything left to put in a saving much less in BANKS OVERSEAs so the rich doesn't have to pay their fair share of taxes.......Romney will not be a President for all Americans...........I will vote Obama again 2012
Wonder how much money Romney was paid to throw the election.
Yep, Romney is (thankfully) screwed.
I think Romney is out of touch with himself.
Mitt is the 1%
Obama fights for everyone
Question for Mr. Romney. My mother lives on a Social Security check, over half of which goes to pay her rent and utilities. She gets a very modest amount from food stamps and manages to barely get by month to month. She pays no Federal income tax, but pays taxes in the form of sales tax, utilities taxes etc. Exactly how much should my mother pay in taxes for Mr. Romney to 'care about her?'
The whole campaign is unraveling. I'm loving every second of it!
Truth is a beautiful thing. It's not all that often that perception is reinforced by naked truth so perfectly.
Mitt don't fit.