Middle Ground

Independents: Both Economic Plans Suck

If either Mitt Romney or Barack Obama want to win over indpendent voters this fall, they better step up their economic plans. According to a new Washington Post–ABC News survey, 54 percent of independents think Obama’s economic plan sucks, while 47 percent say Romney’s plan sucks, too. Satisfaction with Obama’s and Romney’s policies at 38 percent and 35 percent, respectively, isn’t going to get them anywhere with this crowd. Even though Obama has the black and Latino votes locked up with regard to the economy, support for Romney’s plan, racewise, is pretty split. About 42 percent of white voters like Romney’s plan and 42 percent don’t. Of black voters, 68 percent hate it, as do 48 percent of Latino voters.