Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Bad News for President Obama - Majority of likely voters say nation is worse off than four years ago and only 40% believe he deserves re-election.

The Hill, a nonpartisan, political news source, did a poll on what Americans think about the economy and whether President Obama deserves to be re-elected.  The news was not good for the Obama campaign.

They found that a majority of voters believe we're worse off than we were four years ago and just 40% of voters believe President Obama deserves re-election.
A majority of voters believe the country is worse off today than it was four years ago and that President Obama does not deserve reelection, according to a new poll for The Hill.

Fifty-two percent of likely voters say the nation is in “worse condition” now than in September 2008, while 54 percent say Obama does not deserve reelection based solely on his job performance.

Only 31 percent of voters believe the nation is in “better condition,” while 15 percent say it is “about the same,” the poll found. Just 40 percent of voters said Obama deserves reelection.

The results highlight the depth of voter dissatisfaction confronting Obama as he makes his case for a second term at this week’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

They also strongly suggest Democrats need to convince voters the election should be a choice between Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney, rather than a referendum on the president.
Obama’s biggest problem remains voter unhappiness with his handling of the economy.
I've felt that the race is ultimately Romney's to lose.  Can Romney lose?  Certainly.  A lot can happen between now and November 6th.

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