The “you didn’t build that” controversy – stemming from a direct, out-of-context quote taken from a speech by Obama – isn’t comparable to the impact on the polls from Romney’s “47%” video. Polls show that while the 47% fiasco has negatively affected Romney quite severely, Obama’s numbers have actually risen. Talking Points Memo‘s article states:
The latest WSJ/NBC poll read respondents his comments and found 45 percent felt more negatively towards Romney afterwards versus only 23 percent who felt more positive about him. Even worse, the 12 percent slice of voters NBC defines as “up for grabs” had the strongest reaction. Just 10 percent approved of the remarks versus a whopping 49 percent who said the comments diminished their opinion of Romney.
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