The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll on the 2012 Presidential race shows a neck-and-neck contest with widespread dissatisfaction with President Barack Obama’s performance in office offsetting strong doubts about Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
Americans fault Obama on the economy as well as his handling of health care and immigration issues. To make matters worse for an incumbent President, 63 percent of those polled say the nation is heading in the wrong direction.
But support for Romney is tepid at best and the GOP challenger remains tied with the incumbent President because he is the only choice, not because voter prefer him.
Voters don’t like Obama’s policies or job performance but they like him personally better than Romney and that keeps the President from lacking in the polls.
The end result: Obama and Romney are tied at 47 percent each with just six percent undecided.