ABO … Barack Obama … “You’ve Lost that “Hope & Change” feeling.
It is safe to say that the “kill Osama” bounce is over and the American voters are strictly looking at the economy, the lack of jobs and the poor job that Obama is doing in handling the debt limit discussions. According to the most recent Gallup poll,registered voters are now more likely to vote for the “republican candidate” over Barack Obama by a 47% to 39% margin. The poll shows that Obama is trailing badly with independent voters.
Registered voters by a significant margin now say they are more likely to vote for the “Republican Party’s candidate for president” than for President Barack Obama in the 2012 election, 47% to 39%. Preferences had been fairly evenly divided this year in this test of Obama’s re-election prospects.
As the economy gets worse, unemployment is up to 9.2% and Obama continually tries to play scare politics with the debt limit, more and more Americans are saying … ABO, anyone but Obama. The reality is that the poll numbers are trending badly for Obama as Americans are starting to tag “The One” with owning the economy. When only 25% of Americans believe that the country is headed in the right direction and 68 believe wrong track, an incumbent president has a real problem. Come the 2012 election voters are going to be faced with the question, do they want more of the same of the past four years? Barack Obama is going to be faced with a track record that he cannot run from, nor blame GWB.