ROMNEY TO OBAMA’s, “START PACKING” …
Isn’t this interesting, presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney leads Barack Obama in the first Gallup 2012 Presidential tracking poll, 47% to 45%. The though by many pundits was that Romney was going to be damaged goods coming out of the bitterly fought GOP Presidential primaries. That appears not to be the case. Although this is early polling, it is hardly a good thing for Obama’s reelection bid to be even or behind Romney. Another important nugget from this Gallup poll is that Romney leads Obama by 6 points with Independents.
The race breaks down into the expected patterns by party, with 90% of Democrats supporting Obama, and 90% of Republicans supporting Romney. The Republican results show that despite the rancor and divisiveness of the Republican campaign, the vast majority of Republicans are backing Romney in the head-to-head battle with Obama, as they have in ballot tests earlier this year.
The crucial voting bloc of independents breaks toward Romney by 45% to 39%, giving the GOP challenger his slight overall edge.
According to this Gallup poll, a greater percentage of registered Republicans say that they will vote in the 2012 election as opposed to Democrats. The 4% advantage along with the lead with Independents might just give Romney the chance to tell Barack Obama to “start packing”.
With the surprising Gallup poll numbers, Obama’s MSM minions felt the need to promote polls that embrace Obama by wide margins. RCP has the average of early polling between Obama and Romney. Sorry, but the polls I generally have trust in with proven track records are Rasmussen, Gallup, Fox News. When election day comes people will ask themselves if they can afford another 4 years of Obama’s “incredibly effective” economic policies or whether they think Obama is an “unmitigated disaster”.