Romney Leads Middle-Class Voters

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.