Mitt Romney's remarks disparaging 47 percent of Americans are the latest in a string of poorly chosen words that play into Democrats' portrayal of him as out of touch. But he's not the only one plagued by a campaign gaffe deemed elitist by critics.
A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds that Americans are feeling markedly better about the country's future and about Barack Obama's job performance. That said, the president's re-election race against Republican Mitt Romney remains a neck-and-neck proposition.
Republican activists are incredulous: Why can't Republican Mitt Romney seem to break open a tight race with President Barack Obama given the nation's sluggish economy and conservative enthusiasm to beat the Democrat?
Sensing an opening on the economy, President Barack Obama launched an aggressive new effort Saturday to convince voters in the most competitive states that Republican rival Mitt Romney is risky for the nation's recovery with a plan that caters to multimillionaires over the middle class.