Most Americans — including independent voters who will likely tip the election — hold a negative view of President Barack Obama's vision for the United States economy, according to a new poll released Wednesday.
In the latest ABC/Washington Post poll, 50 percent view Obama's plans for the nation's economy unfavorably, while 43 percent have a favorable view. It's even more grim for the president among independents, 54 percent of whom have an unfavorable view of Obama's economic plans.
Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney does not fare any better. Only 37 percent have a favorable view of Romney's plans for the economy, while 47 percent view his economic outlook for the country unfavorably. But more Americans are undecided when it comes to the former Massachusetts governor, giving him room to build support for his economic plans. Sixteen percent have no opinion of Romney's plans for the economy, compared to only 7 percent who have yet to make up their minds on Obama's plans.