Now Romney’s blaming President Obama’s bad example for the GSA scandal: “I think the example starts at the top,” he told National Review Online (via the New York Post). “People have to see that the president is not taking elaborate vacations, and spending in a way that is inconsistent with the state of the overall economy and the state of the American family. (What about that La Jolla home, with the car elevator? And the upcoming Romney trip to the Olympics in London?)
Romney’s also trying to appeal to Hispanics by blaming Obama for the high unemployment rate with the growing minority group. The pitch: "Under President Obama, more Hispanics have struggled to find work than at any other time on record.”
Obama leads in Ohio and Florida, according to two recent FOX News polls. In Ohio, the president’s up 45-39%, a 12-point turnaround since February, when Romney led 44-38%. Obama’s approval rating has also improved, though he’s still a net-negative (46/47%, up from 40-49%). In Florida, Obama leads 45-43%, but his approval rating is upside down at 43/48%.
Obama vs. Romney cash on hand: $104 million to $10.1 million.
Romney’s gotten more favorable news coverage than Obama.