Obama in Serious Poll Trouble … Rasmussen: Barack Obama 41%, Ron Paul 37% … Even the LEFT Leaving Obama … Presidential Primary?
Obama in serious poll trouble … Even the LEFT is leaving Obama and threatening a Democrat Presidential Primary. Obamanation, not happy campers.
Once Ron Paul was considered a fringe candidate … now he trails Obama by only 4%.
How is it that a Republican primary long shot like Ron Paul can be so competitive in a hypothetical match up against President Barack Obama? It shows just how weak and disenchanted that Americans have become with Obama. The saying these days is ABO … “Anybody but Obama” in 2012. Obama poll numbers are sinking fast as seen at Real Clear Politics.
In a recent Rasmussen poll, the hypothetical match up of Obama against Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) has Obama barely ahead by 41% to 37%. Obama only leads by 4% in such a head to head match up and even worse, the incumbent president get only 41% of the vote. Any incumbent polling less than 50% in a head to head match up is terrible news, but 41% is disastrous.
Congressman Ron Paul may be a long shot to win the Republican presidential nomination, but he runs competitively with President Obama right now.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Paul picking up 37% of the vote, while the president earns 41%.
But the real story in the numbers is that the president continues to earn between 41% and 49% of the vote no matter which Republican is mentioned as a potential opponent. This suggests that the race remains a referendum on the incumbent more than anything else.
Barack Obama is in real trouble whether his minions want to admit it or not and its not just the Right and Independents that he has to worry about. Now the LEFT is starting to leave “The One”. Obama has been an unmitigated disaster with the economy and his poll numbers are beginning to reflect it. His economic and job recovery has been non-existent. However, because there has been mo job recovery under his watch, Obama has had to make some compromises that has infuriated the LEFT.
A recent CNN Poll shows a drop in liberal support that has pushed Obama’s approval rating down even further Obama has a 45% approval and 54% disapproval rating.
The full poll can be seen HERE.
President Barack Obama’s approval rating is down to 45 percent, driven in part by growing dissatisfaction on the left with the president’s track record in office, according to a new national survey.
According to the poll, the president’s 45 percent approval rating is down three points from June. Fifty-four percent of people questioned disapprove of how Obama’s handling his duties, up six points from last month. His 54 percent disapproval rating ties the all-time high in CNN polling that the president initially reached just before last year’s midterm elections.
How bad is it for Obama? Even folks an the far LEFT like Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) says that it is a good idea to subject Barack Obama to a Democrat Presidential primary. Wouldn’t that be rich.What would happen if the LEFT turned on Obama and actually forced him into a primary? I dare Sanders and the LEFT to put their Democrat primary candidate where their mouth is. The LEFT is irate as Obama has done the unthinkable to the LEFT, touched the liberal Democrat Holy trinity of social security, Medicare and Medicaid.
SANDERS: Brian, believe me, I wish I had the answer to your question. Let me just suggest this. I think there are millions of Americans who are deeply disappointed in the president, who believe that with regard to Social Security and other things, he said one thing as a candidate and is doing something very much else as a president [...]
So my suggestion is, I think one of the reasons the president has made the move so far to the right is that there is no primary opposition to him and I think it would do this country a good deal of service if people started thinking about candidates out there to begin contrasting a progressive agenda as opposed to what Obama believes he’s doing. [...] So I would say to Ryan, discouragement is not an option. I think it would be a good idea if President Obama faced some primary opposition.
UPDATE I: More from The Nation … THE LEFT IS PISSED!
What will the LEFT do in 2012? How could they possibly have the enthusiasm for Obama in 2012 as they did in 2008? The answer is, they can’t. Hope & Change does not even exist for the Far LEFT, let alone the rest of us. Obama made promises to the LEFT and his political agenda has been such an abject failure, that now Obama must now try and compromise on such liberal Holy Grail items like SS, Medicare and Medicaid are on the list of things to cut.
President Obama and his political counselors do not appear to recognize or respect the depth of the disenchantment among Democrats who fear he is preparing to abandon the commitments made by Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and generations of Democratic leaders to not just preserve but expand Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
But if they are serious about that fall campaign, they are going to need to recognize and respond to the disenchantment among Democratic activists whose enthusiasm level will decide the fate of Obama’s 2012 campaign. Even if there is no primary challenge, Obama must reconnect with liberal Democrats and progressive independents if he hopes to be reelected. And he will not do so by cutting a deal with Republicans to cut Democratic “legacy programs” such as Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.