Poll: Romney’s Favorables Continue To Rise, Obama Still More Popular

A new CNN/ORC International poll released Monday shows Mitt Romney continuing to enjoy a steady improvement in his favorability rating.

According to the poll, 48 percent of Americans now view the Republican nominee in a positive light — a sharp jump since the CNN/ORC February survey, which showed Romney with a paltry 34 percent favorability rating.  But with a favorability rating of 56 percent in the latest CNN/ORC poll, President Barack Obama remains more popular than Romney.  

Romney has seen an ongoing bump in his favorability rating after surviving a bruising Republican nomination contest, during which the former Massachusetts governor’s image took a relentless beating.  The TPM Poll Average captures the rise in Romney’s favorability rating over the last two months.  



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