47 Percent Remarks Hurt Romney

    LAKELAND, FL - AUGUST 31:  Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during an RNC Farewell Victory rally on August 31, 2012 in Lakeland, Florida. A day after former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate at the RNC, he and his running mate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) returned to the campaign trail.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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    You have to wonder if Romney is starting to feel like the victim. The GOP candidate’s now infamous “47 percent” remarks are already the subject of a new Reuters/Ipsos poll. The new data suggest 43 percent of registered voters now view Mitt Romney less favorably after footage leaked of the candidate calling Americans who don’t pay taxes people who do not “care for their lives.” Almost 60 percent of those polled said his comments were unfair. But it may not be all bad news, cautions pollster Julia Clark, who says the remark “is not the kind of thing that decides how people vote on Election Day.” Meanwhile, another poll released Wednesday by Fox News finds President Obama has a seven-point edge over Romney in the key battleground states of Ohio and Virginia and a five-point lead in Florida.

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