There is growing talk about Mitt Romney’s “dog problem.” Before the issue was specified in the poll, only 20% of voters said they had a favorable opinion of Romney’s treatment of dogs; 29% said unfavorable. That compares to the president’s 44-14 spread on the issue. Even Republicans only think their nomination frontrunner is kind to man’s best friend by a 26-14 margin, while Democrats give the president’s puppy friendliness a 66-7 nod. 37% say Obama would be a better president for dogs, while 21% choose Romney. 16% of Republicans cross over for Obama on this issue, versus only 11% of Democrats for Romney. Independents go 38-14 for the president.
The generic description of what Romney did to Seamus, his Irish Setter, is seen as humane by only 14% of Americans and as inhumane by 68%. There is tripartisan agreement on that front—74% of Democrats, 66% of independents, and 63% of the GOP.
What’s inhumane is saddling Americans with record debt in record time.