CURL: 2012 is 1980 — but is Romney Ronald Reagan? - Washington Times
In one word, not including in and one, the answer is no, Americans liked and knew Ron Reagan, which is a big reason why he won in 1980. And hated the job that President Carter was doing, despite liking him personally, Americans don't like Mitt, a 40% Approval Rating would indicate that and a Disapproval Rating. Around 50%. Ron Reagan was the Master Communicator, Mitt Romney is the Master Flip Flopper, which is why he's failed to communicate so far, as well as not being able to distinguish himself for President Bush, whose still fresh in Americans minds.