Thursday, July 14, 2011
President Obama’s reelection 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.
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.