An interesting internal from Rasmussen's new poll:
Voters are fairly evenly divided as to which candidate they trust more to handle events in the Middle East: 48% say Obama, 45% Romney. Unaffiliated voters have a slight preference for Romney.
The Mideast -- it's the new Midwest!
Three things to note.
a. Over the past, few years, Obama has consistently scored highest on foreign policy, so this is an underwhelming performance, and must be an encouraging development for Romney.
b. Even though voters usually lump all events that happen outside the U.S. border as "foreign policy," they do seem to occasionally make distinctions.
For example, polls this year have shown that Obama is particularly vulnerable on Iran, even though he ranks sky high on terrorism.
Thus, Romney might be able to get voters to look beyond bin Laden when evaluating Obama's foreign policy and actually score a few political points.