The Battleground 2012: Democratic Strategic Analysis

From the start, President Barack Obama and the Democrats have framed this election as a choice between two competing visions, and—with some assistance from Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney—their efforts have struck a resonant chord with the electorate.

Not only does Obama lead Romney in the race for President—a dramatic shift from the last Battleground survey—but voters also award the President critical advantages on the dimensions of standing up for the middle class, sharing voters’ values, being a strong leader, and having a vision for the future. [cont. – PDF]

Celinda Lake, Daniel Gotoff, and Kristin Pondel, Lake Research Partners