Romney says he was 'completely wrong' on '47 percent' comment - The Hill's Video The gap between the rich and the poor has gotten larger. The rich will probably do fine if he is reelected, Romney said. It is the middle class that is in real trouble. And the poor. I want the poor to get into the middle class. So many have fallen into poverty by virtue of his policies. So this for me is all about the 100 percent.