Poll: Ahead of speech, Romney faces empathy gap

A CBS News poll shows 50 percent of Americans think Mitt Romney doesn’t understand their problems…


A new CBS News poll out Tuesday shows that half of registered voters think that Mitt Romney does not understand their problems, reflecting an empathy gap with President Obama as Romney prepares for his acceptance speech at the Republican nominating convention.

Only 41 percent of Americans said Romney understands their needs and problems, compared to 54 percent who feel Mr. Obama understands their needs and problems.