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Dolphins9954
09-19-2012, 07:04 PM
In the twilight of President Barack Obama's first term, many polls, including a new Quinnipiac University tri-state survey of likely voters (http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-and-centers/polling-institute/presidential-swing-states-%28co-va-and-wi%29/release-detail?ReleaseID=1799), show that most Americans say they are not better off than they were four years ago. But in those same polls, the president retains his edge over challenger Mitt Romney.

That's not normal, says Quinnipiac University pollster Peter A. Brown.

According to a poll released on Wednesday by Quinnipiac University, CBS News and the New York Times, Romney still has not overtaken Obama among the likely voters in the battleground states of Colorado, Virginia and Wisconsin. While Virginians are split on whether they're better off than they were four years ago, voters in the other states say they're worse off.

What gives?

Two words: "Likability" and "relatability"—areas, according to the data, in which Romney continues to struggle.

In those three states, Romney's favorability rating among likely voters hovers around 45 percent. Obama's numbers are slightly better, with favorability ratings of 49 percent in Colorado, 53 percent in Virginia and 52 percent in Wisconsin. (Meanwhile, former President Bill Clinton's favorability rating in all three states remains above 60 percent, which may explain why Obama has been running ads online showing him with Clinton and not Vice President Joe Biden, who's favorability tops out at 42 percent in those states, according to the poll.)

Perhaps even more telling is the poll's question about whether likely voters think Obama or Romney care more "about the needs and problems of people like you." In all three states, Obama leads by at least 10 percentage points. In Wisconsin, he has a 17 percentage-point edge on that question over Romney.

"Most times if voters think things haven't gone well, they say, 'Let's think of somebody else.' But at this point they're not saying that," Brown said. "Clearly they think [Obama] is more in tune with their lives."

The poll does show, however, that Obama has lost ground in two of the three states' polls. His five percentage-point lead in Colorado last month has evaporated to a dead heat with Romney and his lead in Wisconsin has trimmed from 51-45 percent to 49-47 percent.

"Obviously, if you're Mr. Obama, you're happier than if you're in Mr. Romney's shoes," Brown said of the poll. But he added a word of caution: The numbers "are not overwhelming."


http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/voters-worse-off-four-years-obama-why-romney-154912983--election.html


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Spesh
09-19-2012, 07:38 PM
Fresh signs of a national housing rebound and growing support in public opinion polls boosted President Barack Obama's bid for a new term in the White House on Wednesday as Republican rival Mitt Romney struggled to quell his video controversy.

http://news.yahoo.com/obama-boosted-upbeat-housing-reports-polls-202110708.html

Poll gap is only going to grow.

CedarPhin
09-19-2012, 11:30 PM
Romney's comments sunk his already sinking ship.

Valandui
09-20-2012, 03:12 AM
So much for voting for Romney because "he can win".

TrojanFin
09-20-2012, 06:22 AM
I guess it's all a matter of opinion. This article would say the Obama's popularity is dropping more quickly than expected. The media (your article onYahoo) couldn't possibly be showing their bias right? I am sure they are taking into account statistical errors too.


Of the dozen or so Romney gaffes in the primary and beyond, each has been greeted by a media more intent on declaring it to be the fatal moment. Each time, Romney grinds along, pushing through and moving forward…Barack Obama is running against Mitt Romney, and against a domestic economy in almost existential peril and from an Arab world sinking into chaos and darkness from Algiers to Aleppo, and from two of the world’s economic superpowers about to start a hot war in the Pacific and from his “good war” in Afghanistan warming up to become a genocide at the hands of the Taliban as American troops inevitably withdraw, their decade of sacrifice and heroism squandered…Any one of those examples can break, suddenly and terribly, and end Obama’s campaign tomorrow…No matter what video of Mitt Romney at a fundraiser emerges, the process stories it generates won’t be a part of Americas cultural memory, much less be decisive in this campaign.

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/09/18/bounce-over-obamas-lead-in-gallup-tracker-down-to-one-among-registered-voters/

Dolphins9954
09-20-2012, 09:07 AM
I guess it's all a matter of opinion. This article would say the Obama's popularity is dropping more quickly than expected. The media (your article onYahoo) couldn't possibly be showing their bias right? I am sure they are taking into account statistical errors too.



http://hotair.com/archives/2012/09/18/bounce-over-obamas-lead-in-gallup-tracker-down-to-one-among-registered-voters/


Obama deserves to lose because he's a horrible president. Romney should have a good lead on this president. But because of his douchiness he will probably lose to this failure of a president.

Valandui
09-20-2012, 03:59 PM
Obama deserves to lose because he's a horrible president. Romney should have a good lead on this president. But because of his douchiness he will probably lose to this failure of a president.

That and the fact that he's apparently unelectable.

SkapePhin
09-20-2012, 05:38 PM
Romney is to the Republicans in 2012 what Kerry was to the Democrats in 2004.

Valandui
09-20-2012, 05:49 PM
Romney is to the Republicans in 2012 what Kerry was to the Democrats in 2004.

Or John McCain in 2008.

SkapePhin
09-20-2012, 06:05 PM
Or John McCain in 2008.

Nah, McCain was somewhat respected. He just ruined his campaign by adding Palin and going against his principles to run a dirty campaign.

I think Mitt is more like Kerry because they are both goofy, rich dudes that seem out of touch, whose own party doesn't like too much, but they got the nomination anyway because they were competing against a sorry crop of unelectable candidates. They also both ran against sitting Presidents that were greatly disliked by about half of the US population, but still managed to piss the election away...

Valandui
09-20-2012, 07:15 PM
Nah, McCain was somewhat respected. He just ruined his campaign by adding Palin and going against his principles to run a dirty campaign.

I think Mitt is more like Kerry because they are both goofy, rich dudes that seem out of touch, whose own party doesn't like too much, but they got the nomination anyway because they were competing against a sorry crop of unelectable candidates. They also both ran against sitting Presidents that were greatly disliked by about half of the US population, but still managed to piss the election away...

It almost makes you think it's on purpose.

Dolphins9954
09-20-2012, 09:31 PM
Nah, McCain was somewhat respected. He just ruined his campaign by adding Palin and going against his principles to run a dirty campaign.

I think Mitt is more like Kerry because they are both goofy, rich dudes that seem out of touch, whose own party doesn't like too much, but they got the nomination anyway because they were competing against a sorry crop of unelectable candidates. They also both ran against sitting Presidents that were greatly disliked by about half of the US population, but still managed to piss the election away...


Totally agree. Mitt is Kerry all over again. Bush in 2004 was totally beatable. And he deserved to lose. But dems failed to put up a candidate to beat him. And like Bush in 2004 Obama in 2012 will probably win by default because the GOP sucks so bad.