Why would you vote for Romney? Why would you vote for Obama?

    What is in the minds of voters as they decide between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney? We asked a very simple question: Why are you voting for either candidate? We speak with Frank Newport, editor in chief at the Gallup Poll.

    New data show that Americans actually still blame George W. Bush more for the bad economy than blame Barack Obama — giving the Obama campaign some room to argue that they need more time to set things right.

    What is in the minds of voters as they decide between Obama and Mitt Romney? We asked a very simple question: Why are you voting for either candidate?

    Frank Newport, editor in chief at the Gallup Poll, discusses this as well as other voter perceptions of Obama and Romney. With the Democrats’ loss in Wisconsin, and Obama’s comment that “the private sector is fine,” last week seemed bad for the president. But from the perspective of the average American, did we see any big changes in opinion?

    Also, how many Americans actually know that Romney is a Mormon? And how many Americans today say they would not vote for an otherwise well-qualified person who is a Mormon? Find out in this week’s installment of What Are We Thinking.

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