Much debated anti-Bain ads take toll on Romney

Attacking Mitt Romney's tenure running private equity firm Bain Capital has not always been the most popular strategy among Democrats. Yet it is working, according to Obama-friendly super PAC Priorities USA Action.

Attacking Mitt Romney's tenure running private equity firm Bain Capital has not always been the most popular strategy among Democrats. Yet it is working, according to Obama-friendly super PAC Priorities USA Action.

The organization released a memo on Wednesday pointing out that anti-Bain messaging is driving up Romney's unfavorables in key states such as Pennsylvania, Virginia, Colorado, and Nevada. The Democratic-allied super PAC said Romney's Bain experience made 37% of voters in those states less likely to vote for him, compared with the 27% who said his business experience has the opposite effect.  

Readers should, of course, consider the source. However, The Washington Post noted on Wednesday that other polls have reflected voter unease with Romney's business experience as well as an edge for Obama in battleground states.

A number of obstacles remain for Obama to keep his edge over Romney in battleground states – not the least of which is the former Massachusetts governor's substantial fundraising advantage over the president in June.

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