If you locate "April 15" on the chart below and study the chart from that time forward, you will note that Romney has enjoyed 5 periods of extended
separation and may now be in his sixth such occasion. Obama
has had two such separations.
Obama's attacks on Bain Capital have affected only 25% of those who have been surveyed. In other words, his attacks
on Mitt Romney are having no serious effect, whatsoever.
The non-partisan Rasmussen Reports shows Obama's approval numbers back to 45% while those who “strongly approve” and
are willing to actively work for his presidency remains at a
low "26%." This last number stood at 46% at time of his
Presidential Approval Index
One final statistic: at this same time in 2008, black voter registration was running 7% higher than it is, today. He is also running behind in voter registration among women and young adults.