The numbers are getting better and better for Obama

Discussion in 'Politics' started by AK Forty Seven, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Economic Gains, Questions on Romney Boost Obama's Prospects for November

    By Gary Langer | ABC News Blogs – 21 hours ago

    Mitt Romney has solidified his position for the Republican nomination but lost ground in the main event, with improved economic indicators and questions about Romney's wealth and taxes lifting Barack Obama to a head-to-head advantage for the first time this cycle.

    Fifty percent of Americans in this new ABC News/Washington Post poll approve of Obama's job performance, the most since spring. Fifty percent say he deserves re-election, better than Bill Clinton at the start of his re-election year and as good as George W. Bush a month before he won a second term. And Obama now leads Romney among registered voters by a slight 51-45 percent, the first time either has cracked 50 percent in a series of matchups since spring.

    Two chief factors are at play. One is the economy's gradual but unmistakable improvement, marked by the newly reported January unemployment rate of 8.3 percent, the lowest since a month after Obama took office. The president's approval rating on handling the economy, while just 44 percent, is its best in 13 months.

    The other: questions focused on Romney's wealth, his low tax burden and, relatedly, his ability to connect with average Americans. Notably, 52 percent in this poll, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates, say the more they hear about Romney the less they like him - double the number who like him more.

    Based on his roughly 14 percent tax rate on 2010 income of about $22 million, the public by a broad 66-30 percent says Romney is not paying his fair share of taxes; even nearly half of Republicans say so, as do half of very conservative Americans. The public by 53-36 percent, a 17-point margin, thinks Obama better understands the economic problems people are having. Obama leads Romney by 55-37 percent in trust to better protect the interests of the middle class, and remarkably, by 10 points, 52-42 percent, in trust to handle taxes.

    While the situation may be unusual given Romney's particular wealth- and tax-related vulnerabilities, competitiveness on taxes can be a telling indicator. Mike Dukakis, Al Gore and John Kerry trailed on taxes in 1988, 2000 and 2004, and lost. Clinton and Obama led on taxes in 1992 and 2008, and won.
  2. I agree that Obama is the likely winner, but keep in mind that many polls showed Jimmy Carter with a 6 point lead over Reagan just one week before the 1980 election.
  3. I never heard about that.You mind posting a source to that Mr Davis
  4. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    More useless polls.

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  7. Kind of misleading post imo.There was 1 poll that had Carter up by 6,not many.Other polls had Reagen ahead

    RCP has been showing Obama with consistent leads in multiple polls

    Carter also had an approval rating in the 20's.Obama has never been that low and is averaging 45-50 %

    "There is a published Gallup poll not included in that report showing Carter up six among likely voters in a poll conducted Oct. 24 to 27"

    "Carter's advantage in Gallup polling was offset by similarly large Reagan leads in NBC-Associated Press or DMI (Reagan's pollsters) polls. "

    "Of course, at that time Carter was the president with sub-30 percent approval ratings"
    #10     Feb 7, 2012