Obamanomics a bust: When reviewing the #1 issue for the 2012 elections, only 39% trust Obama with the economy …
President Barack Obama has a huge obstacle to overcome with regards to the state of the US economy and his reelection chances in 2012. The economy/jobs is the number one issue and Obama’s policies have been found wanting. Obama’s first term in office has been a disaster when it comes to the economy, jobs and spending. In a recent Rasmussen poll, 49% of Americans trust Romney when it comes to the US economy, only a mere 39% trust Obama.
Voters now have more confidence in presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney than in President Obama when it comes to the economy, but on other major issues facing the nation, the two men continue to run nearly even.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey asks Likely U.S. Voters whom they trust more on five key issues, and when it comes to the economy, 49% say Romney versus 39% who trust the president more. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
With an unemployment rate still at 8.2%, a poor showing of job creation in March 2012, an unsustainable record federal debt, waisted tax payer dollars with the Obama stimulus and a failed green energy agenda that has invested a lot of govt $’s with few jobs to show, is it any wonder why few have faith in Obama when it comes to the economy. Add to the discussion that the true unemployment rate is closer to 12% and the underemployment rate to a high of 20.3%
What is the #2 issue for voters, health care of course. When it comes to Obamacare, a new high of 61% expect the government take over of healthcare to be repealed. As the US Supreme Court reviews the Constitutionality, 54% of voters expect the SCOTUS to overturn Obamacare.