Poll: Candidates have different strengths

Oct. 29, 2012 at 3:46 PM
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PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. voters say they see different strengths between President Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney, a Gallup poll released Monday indicated.

Registered voters tend to name personality and character traits for Obama, led by excellent speaking and communication skills at 11 percent, followed by 10 percent saying he helped the less fortunate or was "for the people."

Voters cited Romney's perceived strengths as his economic experience, including 16 percent saying he was a "good businessman."

Forty-seven percent of respondents named some aspect of Obama's character as his top strength, compared with 23 percent listed a character trait for Romney, the Princeton, N.J., polling agency said.

Twenty-three percent cited Romney's business and political experience, while 9 percent mentioned Obama's experience.

Results are based on nationwide telephone interviews conducted as part of the Gallup Daily Election tracking survey Oct. 22-2

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