Romney Leads Middle-Class Voters

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney waves to supporters after speaking at a campaign event at the Cox Pavilion on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Romney and his wife, Ann, paid $1.94 million, 14.1% of their $13.7 million income for 2011. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

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    Mitt Romney holds a 14 percent lead among America’s middle-class families, according to a new poll conducted by Politico and George Washington University. According to the poll, Romney has a 55 percent–to–41 percent lead over President Obama. Sixty-two percent of middle-class families are likely to believe that the country is headed in the wrong direction as Election Day nears, and they are slightly more likely to dislike the job Obama has been doing. The two candidates are fighting hard to win middle-class voters in their campaigns, with Romney suffering what many considered a setback after the leak of a controversial video last week in which he described half of Americans as “moochers”—although these latest numbers may prove to be a different story.

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