Asked which candidate they would choose to take care of them if they became ill:
By a 13 point margin — 49-36 percent — registered voters polled by ABC News chose the president over Mitt Romney to nurse them back to health.
Asked who would make a more loyal friend:
By a 50-36 percent count, respondents said Obama was more likely to stick with them through trying times.
When asked which candidate they would like to have visit their homes for dinner:
Fifty-two percent of registered voters polled by ABC News said they’d rather have Obama visit their homes for dinner. Just 33 percent said they’d prefer Romney at the table.
When asked which candidate they’d choose “as the captain of a ship in a storm”:
On what ABC News poll chief Gary Langer calls the most instructive question — which candidate they’d rather have “as the captain of a ship in a storm” — Romney loses to Obama, but by just three points, 46-43 percent.
“Obama’s advantages, in turn, include a persistent lead over Romney in empathy; registered voters by 50-40 percent think Obama better understands the economic problems people are having, and continue to rate him as more personally likeable, by a broad and steady 61-27 percent,” Langer reports. “When the two views are tested against each other, empathy independently predicts vote preferences to a far greater degree than does likability.”
Reminder……this does not call for complacency from Obama supporters!
Source: ABC News