Romney aides note, accurately, that most national polls still find the race a statistical tie between Obama and Romney, which they argue is evidence that their boss has not been hurt by Obama's attacks on Bain and Romney's personal finances.
But polls also find that most voters are still learning about Romney—and still deciding what they think about his Bain resume and Obama's claims that Romney outsourced jobs overseas. An ABC News/Washington Post poll released this week found that 40 percent of those polled believe Romney "cut jobs" while at Bain—a slight uptick from earlier this year—while 36 percent believe he did more to "create jobs."
A senior Romney adviser told Yahoo News that the attacks don't matter to voters—and won't impact the vote in November. "Voters don't care," the adviser, who declined to be named while discussing strategy, said. "People care about whether they can pay their bills and whether they have a job. And Obama has failed to make that better. That's what's really going to affect this race."