If Election Were Today, Obama Would Lose

Thursday, July 21, 2011

If the election were held today, President Obama would lose his bid for reelection.

A new Public Policy Polling survey released on Wednesday shows for the first time since July, Obama no longer leads Republican front-runner Mitt Romney in the 2012 election race. Romney has pulled into a tie with Obama at 45 percent.

More Americans now disapprove of Obama’s overall job performance at 48 percent than approve 46 percent.

The reasons for this should be obvious by now to everyone.

On Thursday, the Labor Department said first time claims for state unemployment benefits increased 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 418,000. A total of 7.33 million Americans are were claiming unemployment benefits.

According to GALLUP, Mr. Obama has had 10 consecutive sub-50% job approval quarters. One of the worst in modern politics.

President Obama’s terrible job approval numbers are, in my opinion, directly tied to his willingness to slash Social Security and Medicare in order to get a debt deal with the Republicans in the House.

An online poll on Ed Schultz’ webpage asked:

Would You Ever Vote for Anyone Who Cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid?

94% said No, while 6% said Yes. A no brainer. But President Obama can’t seem to wrap his brain around this central truth.

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10 Responses to If Election Were Today, Obama Would Lose

  1. Joe in Colorado says:

    Whoever is seen by the American people as the man or woman with a job plan will win in the 2012 race for president. I think the level of desperation has reached a depth so great that voters would elect Mel Gibson if they thought he could create jobs. Obama just doesn’t seem interested. He’s as out of touch with mainstream as was George HW Bush in 1992 and we know what happened then.

  2. Marcus Ybanez says:

    Obama killed the Space Shuttle program, adding tens of thousands to the ranks of the unemployed.

    The president said the U.S. can’t afford it. But did you know we, the American taxpayer, fork over more for air conditioning costs in Iraq and Afghanistan than we pay for NASA’s entire budget?

  3. Sayingwhatneedsaying says:

    Although I contributed $200.00 to Obama in 2008, this time he gets nothing. It might be the first time in my 67 years that I sit at home on Election day. Obama, the ‘Jelly fish spined’ wonder deserves to be a one term President. Let’s send him back to scholl with a rocket shoved up his ass!

  4. Big Hank says:

    Mitt Romney is playing this wisely.

    He just hangs back and lets the kooks of the party wear out their welcome. Then he will be positioned as the only reasonable adult left in the room. I’m looking forward to the debates. Like him or not, he’s a smart guy and most pundits think he will clean the floor with Obama and his lousy jobs record.

  5. lea-lea says:

    I agree with Big Hank. Romney is playing this election very intelligently. All the fringe dwellers like Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum are burning out like meteors hitting the atmosphere.

    Romney, just talks how he would create jobs and sails above the nut fray.

  6. But did you know we, the American taxpayer, fork over more for air conditioning costs in Iraq and Afghanistan than we pay for NASA’s entire budget?

    Marcus Ybanez,

    Yes, I remember reading this. But Dear Leader doesn’t care about NASA or the USA losing our prominent standing in the space program.

    What Dear Leader wants to be remembered for is the war in Libya and Yemen. He was too cowardly to enlist and serve this country so he will become a wartime president on the backs of the military.

  7. Pechanga says:

    President Obama’s Record.

    Year One: Healthcare.
    Year Two: Golf.
    Year Three: Cutting Medicare and Social Security.
    Year Four: Packing for his return to Chicago.

    Did I miss anything?

  8. Rachel says:

    If the current debt deal includes any cuts to Medicare and Social Security, then Obama’s hopes for reelection are done. I think he knows this. 60 million people are too many to piss off and that is what will happen if he undermines America’s safety net.

  9. Jolly Roger says:

    If Romney can get past the Klanbaggers, he stands an excellent chance. But getting him past the Klanbaggers isn’t going to be a cake walk. The Kochs may not be able to put their genie back in the bottle.

  10. Johnny says:

    I’m a liberal who would like Obama to lose. If he gets a second term, he’ll be held up as the hero and standard bearer of the party. The most far-right Dem president ever. All future Dem presidential candidates will be falling all over each other to kiss his ass and promise to be just like him. Unless he goes down in disgrace, the Dem party is doomed. And he’s such a relentlessly back-stabbing, liberal-despising DINO, an actual Republican wouldn’t be much worse.

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