NOW Today: 2012 by the numbers

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A new ABC News-Washington Post poll this morning finds that President Obama is in good shape against his presumptive Republican opponent, Mitt Romney. He’s more likable, more inspiring, more consistent, and understands people’s problems - all key advantages going into the general election.

But the White House has cause for concern.  As we’ve seen before, a great deal of the President’s support is contingent on the economy. And on those issues, Romney is a far more attractive candidate. The Romney campaign knows it, and is planning to mount a general campaign focused on those issues. Some say it’s the only way Romney can win given the stark disadvantages he faces against President Obama.  We’ll dissect this, and a whole lot more, today at noon ET.

PANEL

Jonathan Capehart, The Washington Post/msnbc Contributor (@capehartj)

S.E. Cupp, NY Daily News Columnist (@secupp)

Joan Walsh, Salon.com/msnbc Political Analyst

John Heilemann, New York Magazine/msnbc Political Analyst (@jheil)

GUESTS

Eric Klinenberg, NYU Prof. of Sociology/Author, Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone (@EricKlinenberg)

Kate Bolick, The Atlantic (@katebolick)

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NOW Today: 2012 by the numbers

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