Political Polls Show Negative Results For Obama, Romney

Voters share their pessimistic views on both presidential candidates.
3:00 | 08/08/12

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But our new a b abc/"washington post" poll shows mitt romney has problems, too. In your voice, your vote, abc's jon karl tells us what they're doing about it. Reporter: Look at the polls and you'd think neither one of these guys can win. Take president obama. In one poll this week, two-thirds of voters say the country is going in the wrong direction. How does the man in charge get re-reelected when so many. Reporter: So pessimistic? No president ever has. But then look at mitt romney. The latest abc news poll shows just over one-third of voters see him favorable. No challenger has had such a low favorability rating at this point in the campaign since polling in 1984. But there's one man who suddenly finds himself popular with both sides. I want to thank bill clint top. President clinton. President bill clinton. Reporter: That's right, even mitt romney is looking for a little clinton magic. Just look who stars in his latest ad. America's basic bargain of providing opportunity and demanding in return responsibility. Reporter: The ad makes the questionable claim that president obama is undermining the welfare reform law signed by bill clinton. Something clinton himself says is not true. Even newt gingrich is getting in on the act. He once led the drive to impeach bill clinton, but in a call sponsored by the romney campaign today, he sang clinton's praises. In many ways obama is the anti-clinton. He -- clinton was trying to move the party to the center. Obama's moved it to the left. Reporter: But it is obama, of course, who is really counting on bill clinton. The democrats have gone so far as to give clinton one of the most high profile speaking spots at the upcoming democratic convention. George, he will speak on the night that is usually reserved for the vice president. Yep, he gets the whole night. Jon karl, thank you. For the airlines, it's been

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