Obama’s Re-Election Prospects Dim

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The debt battle and subsequent deal, created an albatross around President Obama’s neck, making him weaker and producing new low job approval numbers.

Politico notes the fundamentals point to a very difficult reelection fight ahead. The breeze is no longer at Obama’s back.

His economic stats are even worse. The nation has 2.5 million fewer jobs today than the day Obama took office, a fact you’re sure to hear the Republicans repeat. A gallon of gas was $1.98 back on January 20, 2009. Today the national average is $3.68 a gallon. Another fact Republicans will remind voters of.

Gallup pegs his approval rating at a discouraging 42 percent, with his standing among independents falling nine points in just four weeks.

One Obama adviser conceded, “The numbers add up to defeat.”

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6 Responses to Obama’s Re-Election Prospects Dim

  1. Joe in Colorado says:

    I could’ve told you this. I mean seriously, does anyone plan on voting for Obama in 2012? No one I know does and this is a huge turn around from 2008 when everyone I knew voted for him.

  2. Sayingwhatneedsaying says:

    Bye-bye, BOY….. You are a monumental FAILURE!!!!! And it’s all your own fault………

  3. The Real Adam says:

    I saw a pie chart showing what percentage of voters identify as Democrats and Republicans today.

    About a quarter belong to either party. Leaving half, or 50% identifying as independents. If you can’t carry the independents, you can’t get elected president in the 21st century and this is Obama’s weakness now.

  4. Brigadoon says:

    The DOW is down 350 points since Monday and Gold is expected to reach $2,000 an ounce as the value of the dollar continues to tank. Obama is every bit as bad for America as Reagan and Carter combined. We simply can’t afford another four years of Obama’s brand of “hope and change” He is in way over his head and we’re sinking.

  5. JollyRoger says:

    Carter actually wasn’t all that bad. 1979 was the last year that people who aren’t millionaires could actually look forward to better days ahead. Except, of course, for a brief period of the late Clinton era.

    Bushack does not deserve to be re-elected. The problem is that, so far, it’s hard to see where one of his potential challengers deserves to be elected.

  6. Logan Gawain says:

    It’s sort of sad really, because it seemed that Barry had a lot of potential. His recent cave in to his GOP tea party pals only underscored the point Gore Vidal made last year that Obama was incompetent and in over his head. Vidal had it right. What is odd is that really smart people like Bob Reich, Paul Krugman, Bernie Sanders, and so many others were shouting advice to Barry, but he didn’t listen. Well, he’s totally ignored Al Gore and all the scientists sounding the alarms about global warming. I mean is he medicated? Is he totally sequestered in his own arrogant bubble? Does he understand that people need jobs, and the best way to have done that was with a New New Deal, WPA, NRA, and CCC? Did he ever consider getting rid of the failed Bush economic policies? Or the failed Bush global war policies?

    Since all the answers are no, we have to start to assume this was the plan. Maybe some right wing geniuses figured out that the best way to destroy the Democratic party, social security and medicare was to find a useful tool, their own infiltrator, a sort of Lieberman on steroids. And they found Barry who just wants crowds fawning over him, lots money, and a mansion in Hawaii to retire too while the mainland burns.

    Heck of a job Barry. Heck of a job.

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