Polls of the Week: Aug. 2

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Not Feeling the Love

Given how tight the presidential race is, Romney undoubtedly is a formidable opponent, but just because some voters say they're going to vote for him, it doesn't mean they're going to like it. A Pew Research Center poll has found that voters have an unfavorable view of Romney by 52 to 37 percent. The survey, released Aug. 2, was taken before his trip overseas. By contrast, Obama's favorable/unfavorable ratio is 50 to 45 percent, but, according to Pew, still "lower than the pre-election ratings of most other recent presidential candidates." (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)