Despite Mitt Romney’s many years as a business executive, a Rasmussen Reports survey finds voters are evenly divided over whether the business experience of the former CEO of Bain Capital is a plus or a minus, observes Grumpy Editor.
However, Rasmussen adds, voters in the survey consider Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, more ethical than President Barack Obama.
Attacks on his background have made some voters switch their opinion of Romney's business record and now Americans are equally divided on whether the ex-Bain executive's real world experience is a positive or a negative, according to the Rasmussen poll of 1,000 likely voters.
The latest Rasmussen national telephone survey finds 41 percent of likely U.S. voters think Romney’s track record in business is primarily a reason to vote for him, while a similar 41 percent consider it chiefly a reason to vote against him.
“A sizable 18 percent are not sure,” adds Rasmussen.
"These findings suggest that President Obama's attacks on Romney's tenure as a venture capitalist with the Bain Capital investment firm may be having some effect," notes the poll taker.
Indeed, Grumpy Editor feels some newspaper readers/TV news viewers appear to be confused by the foolish fuss, hypoed by major media overplaying whether Romney was actively managing Bain Capital after 1999.
Most editors are going along with the detraction rather than focusing on candidates' solid plans for correcting the country's economic woes and increasing jobs --- where an improvement would be reflected in a much-needed boost in advertising, especially sought by newspapers with sinking revenues.