Obama Loses More Ground in 2012 Reelection Bid

Thursday, July 28, 2011

According to the latest Pew Research Poll, the huge lead President Obama held over a generic Republican opponent in polls conducted earlier this year has vanished as his support among independent voters fallen off.

Currently, just 41% of registered voters say they would like to see Mr. Obama reelected, while 40% say they would prefer to see a Republican candidate win in 2012. In May, Obama held an 11-point lead.

The steep drop-off in support for Obama is seen among important independents.

Just 31% of independent voters want to see Obama reelected, down from 42% in May and 40% in March.

Currently, a majority of independent (54%) disapprove of Obama’s performance for the first time in his presidency. His approval among independents has slipped to 36% from 42% last month and 49% in late May.

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6 Responses to Obama Loses More Ground in 2012 Reelection Bid

  1. Estacada says:

    Obama can’t win reelection without the all-important Independent voters.

    More Americans now call themselves “Independents” than either Democrat or Republican. Gone are the days of blind, party loyalty and who can blame voters? Each party has this nasty habit of burning their base and when the base feels kicked around, they bolt. This is what happened to me.

  2. DMason says:

    2012 is Romney’s race. He is flying high above the fray, letting the kooks in the party have their fun and keeping very quiet. Believe me, 2012 is Romney’s to win or lose.

  3. Abbey Peripatetic says:

    Obama won’t be back in 2012.

    He blew it and he only has himself to blame. If he had just been able to stand up to the religious right and the Republicans but instead, he cowered in the corner.

  4. JollyRoger says:

    Don’t count on it; many of the “independents” tend to be those of real short attention spans. They are liable to vote for anybody, and they may make a decision based on nothing that looks like logic to you or me.

  5. seth says:

    Obama didn’t blow it, because he didn’t “stand up to the religious right, and Republicans”. He blew it because he’s just a bad president, period. When he became president, the Republican party were completely irrelevant, and he and the Democrats could have done whatever the hell they wanted to do. Instead of passing a budget, and really focusing on jobs, and the economy- he focused on a healthcare bill, that many didn’t read, and continue to find mistakes in, and its created a lot of doubt in businesses, big and small.

    Now I’m not a gun-ho Republican, and I cannot stand social Conservatives… But I also cannot stand Liberal governance… It doesn’t work, and if anyone wants proof of that, look at what is going on in Europe. Its a complete mess there, and getting worse. They’re slowly trying to move out of what they’ve had for years, to slowly become what we were, and do not want to see America become some big government nanny state, that Liberal Democrats love so very much.

    No doubt did Obama got a lot on his plate when he became president, but hearing him continue to blame Bush, makes him look extremely incompetent now. Its been about what? 3 and a half years, 08, 09, 10, 11.. His policies towards the economic problem by now would either… A) CLEARLY show signs of positive change, and create confidence among businesses which in turn would create more jobs. Or B) Create uncertainty, cause businesses big and small to either move their jobs to other states, that are doing the right things… Like Texas, or take their business to other countries, when in turn kills jobs.

    Ronald Regan had a lot handed to him when he took up office. Though his policies of cutting taxes, cutting spending, and reducing the size of government- created what they called “The excess 80’s”. Why can’t Obama turn things around like that? Its because Obama and many he’s surrounded himself with, have a big government, tax and spend, Keynesian economic mentality- that does not work.

    Anyone who votes for Obama in 2012 is an idiot, and as a black American- I think its such an embarrassment that the first black president, had to be such a liberal failure. I didn’t vote for him in 08 either, because I didn’t buy into all of that “Yes we can” and “change” BS- I also paid close attention to who he was surrounding himself with, and remembered what he said in one interview “If you want to know who I am, and what my policies are- look at who I surround myself with”. Well Unfortunately this president has quite a bit of very leftist, socialist, even entertainers of Communist ideology around him… No thank you. I also know that Liberal governance doesn’t work, I also didn’t like his record in the senate, and what that could have shown if he had become president (unfortunately I was right.).

  6. seth says:

    And excuse the typos, its sleepy time for me. 🙂

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