A Draw on the Economy, a Win on Empathy – and the Face of a Changing Nation

Barack Obama neutralized Mitt Romney on the economy, beat him on empathy and again turned the curve of America’s demographic change to Democratic advantage, winning a second term despite an unemployment rate that posed a major threat to his 2012 campaign.

Deeply vulnerable on an economy that 77 percent of voters said is still in bad shape, Obama gave Romney just a single point in trust to handle it, 49-48 percent – far short of the real advantage Romney wanted, and needed, on the crux issue of the campaign. [cont.]

Gary Langer, et al, ABC News