Is Swing State of New Hampshire Ready for a Republican Gov. and Vote for Romney over Obama? Romney Leads by 3, Lamontagne by 4
It appears that the “Live Free or Die” state is ready to swing Republican.
According to a recent Rasmussen poll, GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney leads Barack Obama 48% to 45%. Obama won NH in 2008 by 9 points, 54% to 45% over McCain. Now he finds himself behind by 3, what a difference four years makes. Polling at 45% is hardly encouraging for an incumbent candidate.
Mitt Romney has now taken the lead in the swing state of New Hampshire.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in New Hampshire shows Romney with 48% support to President Obama’s 45%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided.
Also, Republican Ovide Lamontagne finds himself slightly ahead of Democrat Maggie Hassan in the NH governors race, 48% to 44%. In 2008, incumbent Democrat Gov. Lynch defeated his GOP rival by a 70% to 28% margin and won by only 7.6% in 2010. Gov. Lynch is not seeking reelection.
Rasmussen Reports’ first look at New Hampshire’s gubernatorial race since the state’s party primaries finds Republican Ovide Lamontagne slightly ahead of Democrat Maggie Hassan. A new telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Granite State shows Lamontagne earning 48% of the vote, while Hassan picks up 44% support. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided.
Even though the unemployment rate in the Granite state is lower than the national average, it appears top be going in the wrong direction.
UPDATE I: The Lonely Conservative has linked with a Pennsylvania poll that has a near dead heat between Romney and Obama.
Barack Obama Says … Most People “Would Acknowledge That I’ve Tried Real Hard … Voters Need to Send a Message” … You Mean Like They Did in the 2012 Midterms?
Finally Obama’s 2012 election slogan … “I Tried Real Hard, but Failed – Reelect Obama/Biden 2012 for 4 more Years of Failure”.
Obama stated he “tried hard” … spoken like a man who has never run a company or ever had a real job. It is not about trying President Obama, its about accomplishing something for the positive and the good of “We the People”, not your socialist agenda. You tried, how lame. You were not supposed to try, you were supposed to lead.
In an interview with WLWT-TV in Cincinnati, OH Obama was asked what he would say to Cincinnatians who voted for him the last time and now on the fence, maybe unhappy, its so negative he said he was going to reach across the aisle. Barack Obama answered that most people “would acknowledge that I’ve tried hard” and “Part of what I think needs to happen in this election is the voters once again have to send a message.” Really Mr. President were you trying hard with your 101 rounds of golf and multitude of vacations?
Also, didn’t the American people send you and the Democrats a message in the 2010 midterm elections when the Democrat party was handed a shellacking? The American people sent a clear message that they wanted nothing to do with the Obama agenda and put Republicans in place to block his socialist agenda. The GOP took back the House, nearly won the US Senate, controlled majority of governors with 29 and picked up and unheard of 680 State legislature seats. However, instead of listening to the will of the people, Obama doubled down on his leftist-socialist agenda rather than moving to the center.
From Real Clear Politics:
“I suspect that most people in Cincinnati would acknowledge that I’ve tried real hard, and we haven’t gotten the Republicans to engage on a whole range of issues that, I wish had happened,” Obama said in an interview with WLWT-TV in Cincinnati, Ohio.
“Part of what I think needs to happen in this election is the voters once again have to send a message, ‘We want common sense ideas. We don’t folks who are just saying no to everything. Even stuff, traditionally [they] were in favor of,” Obama said.
Yea, he tried real hard with that failed $787 billion stimulus, the never ending unemployment rate above 8%, the anemic job growth, the out of control spending, record number of Americans on food stamps and the lying to the American people that Obamcare was not a tax. He tried alright.
The Youth has lost that Luvin’ Feeling …
A question to the youth of America that supported and campaigned for Barack Obama in 2008 … Hows that “Hopey, Changey” stuff working out for ya? In 2008 the youth of America blindly followed the promises, rhetoric and bumper sticker slogans of Obama propelling him into office and actually believing that “we are the ones that we have been waiting for.”
From 2008 to present day, the American youth has learned an inconvenient truth, Obama’s promise of hope, change and jobs was BS. They were repaid for their actions with no jobs. Talk about a buzz kill for any Obama reelection effort. The youth will most likely stay home when it comes to Obama’s reelection and on election day. Presently, only 55% of Americans between the ages of 16 and 29 have jobs. As stated by Weasel Zippers, the economic train wreck rolls on.
In 2008, the youth vote helped sweep Barack Obama into office. Americans 18-29 spread the word on social media, energized fundraising and went to the polls.
In 2012, the youth vote is moving on and throwing those omnipresent “Hope” bumper stickers and t-shirts in garbage bins.
Not because of apathy. Not because another candidate generates more enthusiasm. Not because of his character. Not because they think voting is pointless. The 18-29 vote is up for grabs in 2012 because youth can’t afford cars to put bumper stickers on and those t-shirts are worn out from too many days sitting on the couch unemployed.
Obama used these kids naivety in 2008 and since has done little to nothing to help the energetic, grass roots youth. Not only are barely 50% employed, earlier this year, Americans’ student loan debt surpassed credit card debt for the first time ever. Not to mention the continued increase in debt will be the responsibility you today’s and tomorrows youth. So what do the millennials say … NO BAMA! According to a recent Pew Research Center poll, only 49% of millennial voters approve of Barack Obama, down a whopping 23 points from February 2009.
But while 18-to-29 year-old Americans are reliable Democrats, their enthusiasm for Obama and presidential politics has waned, setting the stage for an uphill struggle to turn out the vote.
Forty-nine percent of millennial voters approve of Obama, according to the Pew Research Center, down 23 points from February 2009. They are also the least interested in or engaged with the current campaign, the study found.
Only 17 percent of millennials said they are following election news closely, while just 13 percent said they’ve given a lot of thought to the candidates, a 15 point drop from the same period four years ago.
Exactly What is Wrong with Politics: RINO US Senator Dick Lugar Complains that Tea Party Trying To Reclaim GOP’s Conservative Principles is Responsible for Republican Senate Minority…
Hey Senator Dick Lugar, how about some cheese with that whine!
RINO Senator Dick Lugar (IN-R) appeared on CNN’s State of the Union. over the weekend and blamed the Tea Party for killing off Republican efforts to gain a majority in the US Senate. He also went on to bitch and moan that he dare be opposed with a primary challenge by a Tea Party backed candidate. UNREAL … this is exactly what is wrong with politics and why Americans have such a poor view of Congress. These incumbents think they are entitled to be there, no matter whether they are Democrats or Republicans. How dare the Tea Party dare try restore the GOP party with Conservative Republican values.
Dick Lugar living up to his name on CNN
Sen. Dick Lugar (Ind.) facing a primary contest from the right in his reelection bid said past Tea Party-backed challenges had “killed off” Republican efforts to take the Senate in the past and could undermine a GOP majority again in 2012.
“A Republican majority in the Senate is very important, and Republicans who are running for reelection ought to be supported by people who want to see that majority,” Lugar said in an interview which aired Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union.
“I think the majority of Tea Party people understand that too,” he added.
What an IDIOT! It is folks like Dick Lugar that brought into power Barack Obama and overwhelming majorities for Democrats in the House and Senate in 2008. It would appear that DICK has conveniently forgot the 2010 “WAVE” election that saw the Tea Party phenomenon thrust into office a majorities in the House, GOP Governors, Republican pick ups of 680 state legislature seats, and major gains in the US Senate. I guess Lugar missed these gains and the Republican party is only in the position they are because of the Tea Party. Americans did not vote en mass because of RINO’s like Lugar, they voted against the tax and spend establishment candidates. How does Lugar explain Tea Party favorites Marco Rubio winning in Florida? Or Senator Pat Toomay and the GOP sweep in PA? Hmm, what about Tea Party favorite Ron Johnson who beat incumbent lib Russ Feingold in the blue state of Wisconsin?
President Barack Obama goes from “The One” to THE ANCHOR.
Following the 2008 Presidential election Barack Obama was touted as “The One”, a rock start and the Obamamessiah. That was then and this is now. Democrat pollster Stan Greenberg has some grim news for Democrats. Believe it or not, polling data shows that Democrats are in worse shape for the 2012 elections than the shellacking they took in the 2010 midterm elections. Democrats have President Barack Obama to thank. Obama might as well be cement shoes on the feet of the Democrat party. Greenberg has Obama losing to either GOP Presidential candidate Rick Perry or Mitt Romney.
One of the Democratic party’s leading pollsters released a survey of 60 Republican-held battleground districts today painting an ominous picture for Congressional Democrats in 2012. The poll shows Democratic House candidates faring worse than they did in the 2010 midterms, being dragged down by an unpopular president who would lose to both Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Mitt Romney.
Pollster Stan Greenberg released the poll with some sugary spin for Democrats, downplaying the results by arguing that the president’s jobs plan will improve the party’s fortunes.
In 60 battleground districts polled by Greenberg, the data showed that there was not an anti-incumbent sentiment. Instead there was a definite backlash against Democrats. Of course this follows similar data from Rasmussen
Instead of an overall anti-incumbent sentiment impacting members of both parties, voters are taking more of their anger out on Democrats. When voters were asked whether they’re supporting the Republican incumbent or a Democratic candidate, 50 percent preferred the Republican and just 41 percent backed the Democrat.
Voters in these districts said they were more supportive of Republicans than they were during the 2010 midterms, when 48 percent said they backed the Republican candidate and 42 percent said they backed the Democrat. (Republicans won 55 percent of the overall vote in these 60 battleground districts, while Democrats took 43 percent.) In 2010, Republicans netted 63 House seats – their best showing since 1948.
Obama and Democrats like DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz can act like nothing is wrong all they want, Democrat pollster Stan Greenberg knows better. When an incumbent President has a job approval rating in the low 40′s, unemployment is consistently above 9% and a sitting Democrat President has lost ground with all voting demographics, including Jews and blacks …
Houston Democrats, you have a problem.
Full polling data from the Greenberg-Carville poll can be seen HERE.
Putting a “sugary-spin” to such terrible polling data takes a trained professional to even attempt to make sugar from sh&t and Obama polling numbers from 48/47 approval/disapproval rating in the surveyed districts to a 41/55 today. YIKES! As Red State opines, why would any Democrat want a political campaign visit and stump speech from Obama? Unless for some reason you drew the sort straw. Seriously, how does any Democrat in a competitive, swing district have Obama come to their district or state? What is Obama going to stump about that will inspiring voters, the economy, the federal deficit, the unemployment rate, Obamacare? Look for many districts that were once considered safe for Democrats to be in play in 2012. Democrat Senators in battleground states like Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Missouri and Virginia will find hanging on to these seats, difficult at best.
EXIT QUESTION: If the 2010 midterm election was a shellacking, what would you call the 2012 election when Democrats lose the Presidency, control of the US Senate and further loses in the House?
Posted September 22, 2011 by Scared Monkeys
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ZERO BOUNCE FROM PRESIDENT ZERO: Barack Obama Flops With American Public Following Jobs Speech … No Polling Bounce
SURPRISE, SURPRISE, SURPRISE … NO BOUNCE for Obama after jobs speech in front of joint session of Congress. Or as we like to say, ZERO BOUNCE FOR PRESIDENT ZERO.
If you thought that President Barack Obama’s job speech sounded like more of the same of the failed Obama agenda on the economy, you were not alone. Many Americans thought the same and thus the reason why Obama received “ZERO” bounce from his much ballyhooed jobs speech. Needless to say, Obama’s jobs speech was underwhelming.
President Barack Obama didn’t score any political points with his speech on jobs to a joint session of Congress last Thursday. According to a new CNN/ORC International poll released Tuesday, the president’s approval rating stands at 43 percent, virtually unchanged from the 45 percent approval rating in the previous CNN poll.
Although this is not the lowest number of those who say they approve of how Obama is handling his job-he reached 42 percent one year ago-the number who disapprove of the president reached its highest during his presidency in the poll.
Less than one in ten think Obama’s policies have made the economy better, although another four in ten credit them with preventing the economy from being even worse than it is today. Thirty-seven percent say that Obama has made economic conditions worse and 15 percent think his policies have had no effect.
So what does President Zero do after receiving no bounce from his speech that looks to add another $450 billion to our national debt? Go on the road and sell the snake oil to the American public. Oh that’s right, its all paid for. Sure it is. The American public has lost all confidence in Obama on handling the economy and frankly, trying to sell this jobs plan, son of stimulus, as being needed to be passed immediately makes all Americans ask … if this is the answer to America’s ills, why didn;t Obama come up with it sooner?
The president is on the road this week touting a new policy–his $447 billion jobs proposal-that he’s encouraged Congress to take up and pass. With stops in Richmond, Virginia last week, Columbus, Ohio Tuesday, and North Carolina on Wednesday, the road trip appears to be doubling as a swing through battleground states.
But with more than half the nation saying Obama cannot manage the government effectively in the poll and no bounce in public opinion following his speech, the president may have his work cut out for him selling his plan to the public.
It is too little too late for Obama … he will be judged in the 2012 elections based on the his efforts with the economy and frankly America believes he has failed miserably.
Ahead of President Barack Obama’s big jobs speech tonight in front of a joint session of Congress, new jobless claims rose again last week to 414,000. The so-called experts called it unexpected, why? Why should anyone think what Obama has put forth as an economic plan would create jobs? Obama has failed miserably and is quick to blame every one else except looking in the mirror.
New U.S. jobless claims rose unexpectedly last week, further evidence of a weak labor market just hours before President Barack Obama delivers a major address to Congress on the issue.
Applications for unemployment benefits rose to 414,000 in the week ending September 3 from an upwardly revised 412,000 the prior week, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Wall Street analysts had been looking for a dip to 405,000.
Obama’s speech tonight has nothing to do with the economy, its a tax payer paid for campaign infomercial. Nothing more. One thing is for certain, to be on such a stage, Obama better have specifics and not promises to pay for government spending down the road.
So what new ideas will Obama deliver to the American people tonight? Of course the question is will they be watching Obama or Packers-Saints pregame? The White has leaked some of the speech and it sounds like more of the same failed Obama economic policies that has done nothing for the US economy. Oh wait, here is Obama’s new economic policy … BLAME CONGRESS. Barack “I take no responsibility for anything” Obama unless its killing Bin Laden will use tonight’s joint session of Congress as a blame game. Please tell me that Democrats are not going to stand and cheer when Obama makes some idiotic sound bite. Word has it that Obama’s jobs plan will cost $400 billion … call it Son of Stimulus.
There is a reason why Obama has terrible job approval on the economy, he has earned it. It is not others fault, it is his to own and frankly Americans have grown tired of his and his minions whining and excuses.
This President either does not understand that private sector jobs are need, not fabricated government ones, or he just does not care. Let’s face it, the only way the economy is going to turn around is if Obama embraces GOP ideas on creating a more user friendly environment for business. However, Hell would freeze over before that happens. 2012 is right around the corner and Obama is starring at 9+% unemployment and a mere 18% think the country is headed in the right direction. This is a direct reflection on Obama and his policies; however, what will Barack Obama say tonight … just more blame. if you do not accept and implement his failed policies, you are to blame for an already terrible economy. That’s the Obama way.
UPDATE I: Obama’s jobs plan is reported to cost another $400 billion. Are you kidding? Obama says it will be paid for but is not going to provide details, he will give another speech for that. Doesn’t this sound an awful lot like, Nancy Pelosi’s we have to pass the bill to see whats in it. Not only do we say no, but HELL NO!!!
My what a difference an Obama first term makes …
Obama is in serious polling trouble, The One is even having polling issues with Blacks and Hispanics. President Obama is at all-time lows in job approval lows with Whites, Blacks and Hispanics. Yikes, Blacks and Hispanics again souring on Obama, would they be considered racists too? According to the most recent Gallup poll, Obama only garners 33% of Whites, 48% of Hispanics and 84% of Blacks. The 2012 Presidential reelection just got more difficult for President Zero.
President Barack Obama earned the lowest monthly job approval rating of his presidency to date in August, with 41% of U.S. adults approving of his overall job performance, down from 44% in July. He also received term-low monthly job approval ratings from both Hispanics (48%) and whites (33%) and tied his lowest rating from blacks (84%).
Blacks have remained solidly approving of Obama throughout his presidency; however, 2011 is the first year this group’s monthly job approval has routinely registered below 90%, indicating a decline in blacks’ support, albeit a fairly minor one.
The president’s current standing with Hispanics reflects a rather steep decline since January, when 60% approved of him. This follows Hispanics’ less-pronounced drops in their support in each of the first two years of his presidency. As a result, the gap between blacks and whites in Obama’s job approval has been widening while the gap between Hispanics’ and whites’ approval has been narrowing.
How bad is it for Obama when he can only get 84% of Blacks and a paltry 48% of the Hispanic vote? In the 2008 Presidential election, Barack Obama got 95% of the Black vote, 67% of the Latino vote and 43% of the White vote. Does anyone wonder why the President has had a complete poll collapse and would be hard pressed to get a second term. Obama is down 11% with Blacks and 19% with Hispanics. Just curious, does that make them racist for opposing Obama? The Democrats and Obama may not have to worry about the Tea Party, they may find their biggest problem is getting Blacks and Hispanics out to vote and if they do vote, actually cast a ballot for Obama. Presently in the Gallup poll, Obama has a 42% approval and 50% disapproval rating.
With Barack Obama sinking in the polls with Hispanics as compared to the 2008 vote, imagine how Hispanics would vote if the GOP put US Senator Marco Rubio or another candidate attractive to the Latino vote on the ticket as VP?
BARACK OBAMA TRULY IS AN OBAMANATION … NOTHING GETS BETWEEN THE ONE AND A FUND RAISER … PRIORITIES.
Last week for the first time ever S&P lowered the US credit rating from its AAA rating and Obama said nothing. Over the weekend helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan killing 31, including 25 US Seal Team 6 heroes, the deadliest single incident US loss since the war began and Obama said nothing. Stock markets across Asia and Europe were collapsing based on Friday’s S&P downgrading and Obama said nothing. Yesterday, the US stock markets were down 400 points when Obama finally decided to come out of hiding and addressed America. Then Obama spoke and there was a crashing thud as the markets dropped another 250+ points in reaction to one of the most lame speeches ever. Barack Obama had all weekend to prepare what he was going to say and he tanked just as bad as the markets did yesterday. Of course none of the events also stopped Obama from playing another round of golf.
He was a half hour late. His head turned from side to side as if he were attending a tennis match. He practically never looked in the camera, as if he were averting our gaze. And those were the strong parts of President Obama’s disastrous speech.
It was a bit like a slow-motion car crash. After a while, one stopped listening to the blather and simply watched the stock ticker go down and down. And down some more.
However, nothing could deter Barack Obama from attending not one, but two political fundraisers last night. How pathetic. How does a President go to a fundholders and shill for money when American’s investments were just ravaged? How unserious does Obama look? Yesterday, America needed a President, a leader an individual that was supposed to instill confidence and show that he had a bullet point plan to counteract the finical carnage and devastation that was occurring and instead, WE GOT A POLITICIAN, A COMMUNITY ORGANIZER AND AN INDIVIDUAL THAT SHOWED TO ALL THE WORLD THAT HE WAS AN EMPTY SUIT.
President Barack Obama turns his attention to campaign politics Monday night, as he headlines two events for the Democratic National Committee and his re-election campaign.
Donald Trump says … I have decided not to pursue the office of the presidency. In a move that should pretty much not surprise anyone, The Donald will not run for the GOP nomination for the President. As much as he would like to, Trump is out. Next, Trump has milked enough attention and PR for himself. Then again, did anyone think he was a serious candidate?
“After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue the office of the presidency,” Trump said in a statement.
With his typical bravado, Trump maintained that he would have won the Republican primary and the general election, but recognized that “running for public office cannot be done half-heartedly.”
“Ultimately, however, business is my greatest passion and I am not ready to leave the private sector,” Trump said in the statement.
Trump served his purpose, he made Obama blink.