When it comes to the past four presidential elections, which candidate was described as having better judgment in a crisis?
Being willing to take an unpopular stand?
What about getting things done?
Being honest and truthful?
Or simply being able to better connect with ordinary Americans?
Well, the Pew Research Center has been measuring these fives personal traits in the major general-election candidates since 2000.
So where do things stand in this 2012 race? According to Pew, President Obama is rated higher than Mitt Romney in every category — and it’s not even close on most of them.
With the exception of getting things done (where the president leads 41%-39%), Obama is ahead of Romney by double digits. On connecting with ordinary Americans, it’s 59%-28%; on taking an unpopular stand, 54%-35%; on being honest and truthful, 46%-32%; and on good judgment in a crisis, 50%-37%.
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