General Election Game On: Obama Campaign Revs Anti-Romney Offensive


Still, a bruising primary fight and the effective messaging pushed by Obama's campaign have left Romney lagging behind Obama in likeability, empathy and other personal attributes among voters, according to the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll.

Obama holds large double-digit leads over Romney on likeability and empathy overall, and among women leads Romney by 19 points.

"We're getting started with a general election campaign and people will get to know me better and they'll get to know him better as well," Romney told a crowd of supporters in Hartford, Conn., Wednesday.

"But the person I'm out of touch with is Barack Obama, I'm in touch with the American people."

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