Obama's Road To Re-Election Gets Steeper

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. pspr


    (WASHINGTON) -- President Obama’s uphill battle to re-election is getting steeper.

    A report released Wednesday by the centrist think-tank Third Way showed that more than 825,000 voters in eight key battleground states have fled the Democratic Party since Obama won election in 2008.

    “The numbers show that Democrats’ path to victory just got harder,” said Lanae Erickson, the report’s co-author. “We are seeing both an increase in independents and a decrease in Democrats and that means the coalition they have to assemble is going to rely even more on independents in 2012 than it did in 2008.”

    Amid frustrating partisan gridlock and unprecedentedly low party-approval ratings, the number of voters registering under a major party is falling fast, but it is also falling disproportionately.

    In eight states that will be must-wins in 2012 -- Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina and Pennsylvania -- Democrats lost 5.4 percent of their registered voters while Republicans lost 3.1 percent. The number of independent voters in those states jumped 3.4 percent.

  2. Lucrum


    Apparently that "hope and change" isn't working out so well.

    Not surprising really, given those hollow promises were made by a dolt that thinks there are 57 states and can't tell the difference between Kansas and Texas.
  3. pspr


    He even thinks that Hawaii, where he lived part of his life, is in asia! What a dolt.
  4. Nor "come here" from "sick 'em".
  5. Lucrum


    I hadn't heard that one. And he's supposedly college educated? Doesn't say much for our colleges now does it.
  6. Actually, it says more about affirmative action than anything else.
  7. Lucrum


    To be honest I was thinking the same thing.
  8. RCG Trader probably just burst a blood vessel.
  9. Lucrum


    His...or one of his unfortunate patients?
  10. pspr


    At the APEC Summit in Hawaii

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    #10     Dec 8, 2011