President Obama Opens Up Wide National Lead

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

With just 48 days until the November election, a new Pew Research survey finds President Barack Obama now leads Mitt Romney nationally by eight points among likely voters, 51% to 43%.

Pew reveals:

Not only does Obama enjoy a substantial lead in the horse race, he tops Romney on a number of key dimensions. His support is stronger than his rival’s, and is positive rather than negative. Mitt Romney’s backers are more ardent than they were pre-convention, but are still not as enthusiastic as Obama’s. Roughly half of Romney’s supporters say they are voting against Obama rather than for the Republican nominee. With the exception of Bill Clinton in 1992, candidates lacking mostly positive backing have lost in November.

The survey was conducted September 12-to-16 and doesn’t reflect any consequences of Mitt Romney’s disaster remarks caught on video claiming 47% of Americans are lazy moochers who look to government for food, housing and healthcare.

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12 Responses to President Obama Opens Up Wide National Lead

  1. Rachel says:

    Obviously, Pew is staffed by moochers living off the government teat.

  2. The Real Adam says:

    What Romney is too stupid to understand is, he can’t win the presidency by appealing to the GOP Country Club crowd and Rush Limbaugh.

    He will lose his race for presidency because he’s a terrible man and a horrendous candidate.

  3. ChiTOM says:

    Good luck Mitt. You’ve managed to blow every opportunity this race has provided. After the election I’m sure you will turn up on FOX News with all the other failed Republican garbage. Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Oliver North. You guys can form your own planet.

  4. Matteo says:

    The rats are jumping ship.

    Gov. Susana Martinez, a Republican, Rejects Mitt Romney’s “47 Percent” Comment

    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez joined the chorus of Republicans criticizing presidential nominee Mitt Romney for his dismissing of 47 percent of voters, saying they will vote Obama because they are dependent on government services.

    “We have a lot of people that are at the poverty level in New Mexico, but they count just as much as anybody else,” Martinez said, according to the Albuquerque Journal. “There is a net that does allow them to be caught and taken care of, whether it be through medical services, whether it be food services, whether it be with funding for apartments, for housing.

    “I think, certainly the fact that New Mexico provides that safety net is a good thing,” she added.

  5. Harry says:

    These polls look like Obama is unstoppable now.

  6. Vivzz says:

    The mainstream media claims this is a close race. They would because a close race means jobs security for the chattering class. But all along, I doubted their assessment of the race and said President Obama would win by a comfortable margin. This is exactly what appears to be unfolding 48 days before the election.

  7. fran says:

    Honestly, I am voting against Romney more strongly than I am voting for Obama.
    The dems need to figure out a way to stop infighting, unite, & work together to get things done.
    The rich are still getting tax cuts, and the wars rage on.
    I latched on to the Hope & Change campaign theme in 2008. I mean who did not genuinely need hope & change after 8 hellish years of the Bush 2 regime??

    But after 4 years, I feel Obama is not progressive enough for me, and I do feel often he rides the fence or evades or avoids some topics in order to stay popular, rather than do the right thing.

    I don’t blame him for all the mess– 8 years of elephant dung left behind & Bush 2 really made a mess of this country. He left the office like chicken little yelling *the economy is falling”… well, yes George, ignore it & it will go away. The economic woes are a direct result of the GOP regime, and they sure would love to lay the blame on Obama’s doorstep. No.
    It was Bush 2 that racked up the big debt, & got us into the misguided preemptive wars.
    If all that was generational theft, then GW Bush & all his men are the thieves.

    But it became Obama’s war when he chose to escalate in Afghanistan.
    I don’t support that, and if anything, things are worsening there, as anti American sentiments flood the Middle East right now. In general, Obama is too quick to go for the war “solution”, which we should know by now, is a problem.

    What are we fighting for?

    Right now the Afghan war has cost the country $567 billion.
    This topic is the elephant in the room.

  8. Joe in Colorado says:

    Obama’s national lead should increase as the effects of Romney’s “47% of Americans are lazy” comments settle in and take hold. By next week, expect to see a 10 pt Obama advantage. People just don’t like Romney and for good reason.

  9. feminazi says:

    The New York Times has an interesting piece today that says Romney’s finances aren’t as robust as believed. Out of the $300 million he raised, a large chunk went to the RNC event in Tampa and state and congressional races. Romney is now trailing Obama in the money department. As Romney is viewed increasingly as a loser, his ability to raise money is seriously damaged.

  10. feminazi – I saw this too.

    Do you think the GOP Super PACS will make up Willard’s shortages? Citizens United, et al, seem to have endlessly deep pockets thanks to one of the worst Supreme Court decisions in history.

  11. Jim says:

    As one of the “lazy moochers” who has to go to an actual job every day, I say GO OBAMA!

  12. ajihani says:

    Either way, Super PAC money or not, Romney’s campaign is DOA.

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