GALLUP: Obama “Losing” To Generic GOP 2012 Candidate

Thursday, July 14, 2011

President Obama’s re​election prospects do not look good at this point.

Registered voters, by a margin of 47% to 39%, now say they are more likely to vote for the “Republican Party’s candidate for president” than for President Obama in the 2012 election, according to the latest GALLUP survey.

2012: Barack Obama vs. Generic Republican -- Based on Registered Voters

George W. Bush had higher job approval ratings in the year before his reelection bid than President Obama does now, helping to explain why Obama fares so poorly on the generic ballot in the year prior to the election year.

George W. Bush’s July 2003 average was 60%, while President Obama’s latest weekly average is a tepid 46%. Far below that of his predecessor.

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9 Responses to GALLUP: Obama “Losing” To Generic GOP 2012 Candidate

  1. DMason says:

    The numbers don’t here lie. I never understood why jobs creation didn’t factor higher on Obama’s list of priorities. He spent his first year on national healthcare and quite honestly, I don’t have a clue what Obama did during year two. Most recently, he gave the order to bomb Libya. There’s got to be more but nothing comes to mind. Oh wait — he played lots of golf. That’s right.

  2. Harry says:

    I already see how MSNBC is pushing back on this poll. All afternoon, the hosts keep blaming Bush for the bad economy and the lack of jobs. I don’t think it will play. Not after four years.

  3. fran says:

    2 things…..

    1- The GOP has a new buzzword & it’s “job creators” Count how many times in a speech any of the lot uses/abuses this phrase. If tax cuts for the wealthy created jobs, then 10 years of tax cuts for the wealthy we should be having tons of jobs… right?
    If job creators were truly an issue, how about giving them a tax breaks for every new family wage jobs (ie jobs that pay above the poverty line w health care benefits). Cue Crickets.

    2- There is not one repuglican (typo intended) that I could stand to even think about wanting for president.
    Seriously! Here are your contenders:

    • Newt Gingrich- So out of touch, he can’t see beyond his 500K Tiffanys jewelry expense account. Has twice left wives while they were hospitalized cancer patients. His whole staff up & quit… expect the truth about why sometime in the near future.

    • Bachmann- She wants to abolish minimum wage. Thinks the clean air & water laws stand in the way of jobs. Fundie who hates “the gays”. Doing pressers in Iowa because her state is in financial ruins.

    • Mitt Romney- Oober wealthy Mormon, who knows what he stands for… had a health care plan similar to Obama’s. A perpetual candidate.

    • Ron Paul- Cheeky outspoken old guy with some progressive ideas, but also some backwards thinking re abortion. Retiring from congress after this term.

    • Palin- We endured her rabid mad dog act last election cycle. Also a misguided fundie. She winked & blinked, her problem is she was there wherever she went. Like a bad soap opera….
    she can deal with one way, read a script communication, but if she must think & speak @ the same time, fails miserably. A half term quitter. If she could not stand the heat of being governor, then she has no business even thinking about being president. She’s not even sure if she’s running, but yet still running her mouth.

    • Jon Huntsman- Some yahoo ex guv from Utah.

    • Gary Johnson- Former guv New Mexico– All he has going for him is he favors legalizing marijuana. However, his views on civil liberties, foreign policy and drugs may be difficult for many conservatives to reconcile with.

    • Fred Karger- Gay Rights Activist. the first ever openly gay aspirant for the presidency. Despite being a lifelong Republican, the 61-year old Karger will be running on an independent ticket. His campaign was hit with a sucker punch when he was locked out of the Carolina Republican Party Presidential Debate of May 5, with the organizers citing his low poll numbers as the reason. Great! He’s a republican who can’t even run as a republican because the party can’t tolerate him. Telling of the whole republican scene, Eh?

    • Tim Pawlenty – Ex Minnesota guv– Batshit Bachmann keeps stealing his spotlight.
    Kind of a yawner.

    • Rick Santorum- Former 2 term Senator from PA. Kind of a piss ant. Says he’s in the race to win it. That’s his platform??

    So what’s to get so excited about in the repug gallery, really???

  4. JollyRoger says:

    Fran is right. Unless somebody sane emerges in fromt of the Rushpubliscum pack (and I just don’t see it happening, since the Rushpubliscum Party itself is insane,) I think Obama wins.

    Replace “generic” with just about any of the names we know right now, and those numbers flip.

  5. p says:

    Payroll tax= Social Security funding.

    “Obama also is seeking to extend a payroll tax cut enacted last December for another year and possibly extend it to small businesses.”
    http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2011-07-14-obama-debt-ceiling_n.htm

    “Trading Social Security for Business Tax Cuts – Is This Really What Passes for Fiscal Responsibility These Days?”
    http://www.ncpssm.org/entitledtoknow/?p=1784

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