More bad polling news for President Barack Obama. In the most recent Rasmussen Generic Presidential Ballot Election 2012, the generic GOP candidate beats Obama 46% to 42%. Hardly a good thing when you cannot even beat a unnamed opponent. With a never improving economy, where only 24% of Americans think that we are headed in the right direction. Obama was elected in 2008 to provide “Hope & Change” and fix the economy. he has done neither.
A generic Republican candidate now holds a four-point lead over President Obama in a hypothetical 2012 election matchup. It’s the fifth week in a row that the GOP candidate has been ahead and the widest gap between the candidates to date.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds a generic Republican candidate earns support from 46% of Likely U.S. Voters, while the president picks up 42% of the vote. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and nine percent (9%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The polling numbers get even worse and can explain why Barack Obama is going to have a difficult time in gaining reelection. 55% of Americans want to repeal Obamacare, 75% do not believe that we do not do enough to develop its gas and oil resources. Not only will Obama be hard pressed to gain reelection, one has to wonder how his economic, energy and spending policies are not going to adversely affect other Democrats running for reelection in 2012.