April 16, 2012

Obama vs. Romney: Which One Can Defy Political History to Win?

By Andrew Kohut, President, Pew Research Center

With the focus now fully on the campaign between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, commentary about the issues, the voting blocs and the strategies of the two campaigns dominates political discourse. But having polled on the last 10 presidential elections, I’m struck by a meta-question about each candidate’s viability that may trump all else. Obama and Romney both carry so much political baggage that one or the other will have to defy modern political history to win in November.

Read the full article in the New York Times.

 

Cite this publication: Tom Rosentiel. “Obama vs. Romney: Which One Can Defy Political History to Win?.” Pew Research Center, Washington, D.C. (April 16, 2012) http://www.pewresearch.org/2012/04/16/obama-vs-romney-which-one-can-defy-political-history-to-win/, accessed on July 23, 2014.