Hey Barack … what do you like on your toast?
Texas Governor Rick Perry not only leads his fellow GOP 2012 Presidential challenger Mitt Romney in all of the recent polling, Perry now leads President Barack Obama as well. In the latest Rasmussen poll, Perry has a 44% to 41% lead over Obama who is sinking fast in every poll on job approval. How does an incumbent President only get 41%? One has to truly earn such poor numbers and Barack Obama has certainly done so.
For the first time this year, Texas Governor Rick Perry leads President Obama in a national Election 2012 survey. Other Republican candidates trail the president by single digits.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows Perry picking up 44% of the vote while the president earns support from 41%. Given the margin of sampling error (+/- 3 percentage points) and the fact that the election is more than a year away, the race between the two men is effectively a toss-up. Just over a week ago, the president held a three-point advantage over Perry. (To see question wording, click here.)
How bad is the situation for Obama? Even with the already terrible job approval rating, many still blame GWB for the economy. What will Obama’s numbers look like when even more shift the blame to Obama? The results will be a catastrophic landslide. Obama is already setting the bar low for unemployment saying that it will remain at 9% throughout 2012.
More discussion at American Power over Obama’s dismal polling numbers and Perry’s and Romney’s chances of defeating The One in 2012. Another discussion that comes from this polling data is the premise that only Romney is electable. Not so fast, don’t mess with Texas. Hell, at this point Steve Perry could beat Obama.