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    Monday, July 23, 2012

    Sucks to be Obama (according to latest USAToday/Gallup Poll)

    USA Today has the details from their latest poll with Gallup, and, it really, really, is bad for Obambi.

    Let's look at some of the numbers:
    • "By more than 2-1, 63%-29%, those surveyed say Romney's background in business, including his tenure at the private equity firm Bain Capital, would cause him to make good decisions, not bad ones, in dealing with the nation's economic problems over the next four years."
      • As USA Today points out, the Obamba campaign has been unrelentless the last few weeks trying to smear Romney as some kind of vulture capitalist, and the net result has been Romney continues to crush Obama on this one.  Maybe the American people realize that even if Romney is a crazed outsourcer, what we need is someone who will stare our problems in the face, and take whatever action is necessary to correct them.  Not someone who will back down to please every special interest group with a pocket of votes.  If that's the case, I applaud America, and welcome more of these attacks from the Obamamaniacs.
    • "A record number of Americans express skepticism about the activist role of government Obama espouses; 61% say the government is trying to do too many things that should be left to individuals and businesses. That's the highest number since Gallup began asking the question in 1992."
      • First, I have to admit I am gladdened that USA Today characterizes Obama as an activist.  We all know that's code for "socialist" and that's code for "racist."  Welcome, USA Today, to the club of racists.  About time you fessed up.
      • Second, I am also heartened that Americans feel this way.  Are they ready to give up some of the government largesse?  Hope so, and I hope Romney is seriously willing to make us.
    • "The Democratic attacks on Romney seem to have had little effect on voters' assessments of him. In February, 53% said the former Massachusetts governor had the personality and leadership qualities a president should have; now 54% do. Then, 42% said they agreed with Romney on the issues that mattered most to them; now 45% do."  (That number is 47% for Obama)
      • Without really introducing himself beyond the GOP primary voters, Romney has managed to improve this some.  I would say at this point, that 45% begins to represent a floor for Romney in the popular vote.   
      • Since the campaign has really not begun, this is good news for Romney.  I think getting over the last 7-10 per cent it will take to drive a stake through Obama's heart is much easier now.
      • What hurts the Obama campaign is that 47% number.   Everyone knows where Obama stands, and that number is not going up.  Now, Obama can win the electoral college with 47% of the popular vote, so it depends on where it falls by state.  Romney shouldn't look at this as a victory, but, if that number drops much lower, Obama is done.
    • "57% say Obama has the personality and leadership qualities a president should have; 54% say that of Romney."
      • This number has to be too close for the Obama camp.  Like other numbers here, that 57% is not going up, and Obama is not helping it go up with statements like "You didn't build that." and "The Internet was created so all the businesses could make money off it."
     I don't blame Obama advisers for saying things like "Mitt Romney has claimed for the past year that he knows how to create jobs because he did it as a corporate buyout specialist," because what else are they going to say?

    They have a very bad hand, an awful mess of an economy that they created, and a feckless President who knows nothing except how to campaign.  They're in a world of hurt.

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