Jul 09 2012

Voters Sour On Obama’s Vision, Want A Change In Course

Published by at 1:26 pm under 2012 Elections,All General Discussions

When someone seeks a second term in office, the basic question for the voters is whether they support where the incumbent has been leading, and do they want more of the same. Today team Obama got some really, really, really bad news. Apparently, the number of voters who think Obama has made things worse with his policies, who think there are numerous better options out there, who clearly DON’T want more of the same, is at a landslide producing number:

A new poll for The Hill found 56 percent of likely voters believe Obama’s first term has transformed the nation in a negative way, compared to 35 percent who believe the country has changed for the better under his leadership.

That 20% difference is very similar to Rasmussen’s “strongly support/oppose” numbers. It also means the “not sure” number, while is at the typical 5-9% or so of the electorate level, is sitting way to the right of an Obama reelection scenario. These numbers reflect a blow out of Reaganesque proportions.

Team Obama is in deep, deep trouble.  Because there is  no way to change this dynamic in the time left before November, and the economic mess we are currently stuck in will not be abating. I have always been confident Obama would not survive is naive policies. Now I am almost certain he will be the one term disaster he said he was willing to be when challenged on all those bad policy decisions years ago.

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5 Responses to “Voters Sour On Obama’s Vision, Want A Change In Course”

  1. Frogg1 says:

    Some more food for thought:

    Political Oddsmaker Says Obama Will Lose in a Landslide

    Meet the mysterious Obama vote switcher

    The State of the Race, Four Months Out (Obama is in deeper trouble than you think)

    Good Money After Bad: Obama’s $50 Million Negative Ad Attack Fails to Move Polls

  2. Frogg1 says:

    I participated in a door to door survey Saturday for a PA-GOP state wide survey of Repubs, Dems, and Ind voters. The anti-Obama sentiment was huge. It just about knocked me off my feet.

  3. Frogg1 says:

    On the other hand:

    Bill Kristol: Romney camp has reason to ‘worry’

    “I think the Fox News poll actually has the key to what the problem is for the Mitt Romney campaign. Do you think Barack Obama has a clear plan for improving the economy or not? Yes, 41; no 53. It’s not great for an incumbent president. The economy is slow. And you are only at 41-53,” said Kristol.

    “Do you think his challenger, Gov. Romney, has a clear plan for improving the economy or not? Yes, 27; No, 55,” he continued.

    “I don’t think you can beat an incumbent president, even if the economy is slow, if 27 percent of the voters think you as the challenger don’t have a clear plan for improving the economy,” Kristol said.

  4. A_Nonny_Mouse says:

    I keep having this nagging suspicion that “something interesting is going to happen” and the Democrat candidate will ultimately wind up –at the very last possible minute– being Hillary Clinton.

    If such a thing happens, I can imagine millions of Democrats breathing a sigh of relief and happily pulling the lever for the Dem candidate…

  5. Redteam says:

    A_Nonny, I think you’re correct. There are numerous things that could cause that to happen, and I won’t list any. I’m sure most already have their lists.
    The MSM is, and will, doing all they can to make it look like a bed of roses for Obama. Any poll they can do to make him look good, they will. The ones that don’t make him look good will be downplayed.

    Of course the other thing we have to be concerned about is election fraud. Just as Rangel’s election was manipulated, the whole national one will be a smorgasbord of opportunities for fraud. We, the opponents of Obama will be lucky if we can get through this election without completely losing the process we have had.