Friday, July 20, 2012

Bad News for Obama Fans

He is slipping in the polls.
And in a sign that the newfound negative tone of the campaign may be backfiring, the poll showed Obama's favorability ratings - always his strong suit - at an all-time low as president.  Only 36 percent in the NYT/CBS poll view him favorably, a six-point drop over the last three months, with 48 percent viewing him unfavorably. Romney's favorables aren't good, either - 32/36 fav/unfav - but mutually assured destruction isn't going to win the election for the president.
The state-by-state numbers aren't any more encouraging.  Quinnipiac's just-released poll of Virginiavoters shows Obama and Romney tied, with Obama only polling at 44 percent.  Among non-college educated whites, Obama's job approval dropped even further, down to 29 percent, with only 40 percent of college-educated whites approving of his job performance.  To compensate in the Old Dominion, Obama would need overwhelming support from minorities and turnout comparable to their 2008 levels.
All told, the numbers paint a picture of voters growing increasingly disillusioned with the president.   By going hard negative against Romney, the president is landing some solid blows.  But without much of a positive governing agenda to campaign on, it doesn't look like that will be enough by itself.


5 Comments:

Blogger Dannytheman said...

People in glass houses.....


President Obama and his Chicago politics must go.
We need the pendulum to swing back right. New (R) Senate, House that stays (R) and a moderate Republican in Romney! Might just do the trick. If only we could get someone from California to bring home the United States Flag.

July 20, 2012 at 11:13 AM 
Blogger CharlieSix said...

Negative ads by the Obama reelection team won't overcome the real pain that many citizens are enduring... Unless he gives the electorate more than "hope and change" he won't inspire those affected by the economic devestation of his administration any reason to vote for him.

July 21, 2012 at 8:57 PM 
Blogger CharlieSix said...

Which reminds me of the visit by Michelle Obama to Philadelphia to highlight her "Lets Move" campaign. I'm inspired to start a new campaign: "Let's Help Them Move" as in back to Chicago. They'll no doubt fly back to O'Hare via Air Force One (no longer One) but once they get there they'll need some assistance in making the transition. So instead of contributing to the flawed, unsuccessful to be sure reelection effort, perhaps people will contribute to "Let's Help Them Move"...

July 21, 2012 at 8:58 PM 
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July 21, 2012 at 8:58 PM 
Blogger CharlieSix said...

Where's Bob when Obama needs him?

July 25, 2012 at 8:16 PM 

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