Rasmussen: Mitt Romney 50% – Barack Obama 42% … Hardly Good Polling Numbers for an Incumbent President
Polling woes for Barack Obama …
WOW, Rasmussen has the presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney leading Barack Obama 50% to 42%. Of course it is way too early; however, not only would I rather be up by 8% over an incumbent President and have the positive trending as well. The Rasmussen tracking poll consists of a 3 day rolling average and as stated at Powerline, since Obama announced his flip-flop on gay marriage on Wednesday afternoon, this morning’s poll would consist overwhelmingly of people who have heard that news.
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows Mitt Romney earning 50% of the vote and President Obama attracting 42% support. Four percent (4%) would vote for a third party candidate, while another three percent (3%) are undecided.
To make matters worse for President Obama, Rasmussen has a total job approval of 4% and disapproval of 55%. Rasmussen’s Obama Approval Index, the difference between the number of voters who strongly approve of his performance and those who strongly disapprove, is at a 5 month low of -22%. More poor polling for Obama, only 37% give the president good or excellent marks for his handling of the economy, while 48% say he’s doing a poor job.
According to Gallup, 6 in 10 Americans said that Obama’s same sex view on gay marriage would not change their view. However, what be the more important number to look at is the number of people that his flip-flop on gay marriage would more likely vote for him. Forget Democrats, they will vote for him no matter what. However, 11% of Independents said that they were more likely vote for Obama, while 23% said they were less likely to. That can explain Obama avoiding the gay marriage issue today.
Make no mistake Republicans, it is no time to get giddy; however, it is a great position to start from. Barack Obama is going to have to do more that just have fund raisers with George Clooney and the Hollywood elite. Obama will be hard pressed to create the same magic he did in 2008, as seen by his poor attendance at Ohio St for his campaign kickoff. That was a once in a generation election. More to the point Obama must defend his hideous record for the past 3+ years on jobs, the economy, gas prices and out of control debt. There is more to being President that fund raising and class warfare. With the recent overplaying of his hand and politicizing the one year anniversary of the US seals killing Bin Laden, Obama’s recent flip-flopping on gay marriage and the poor jobs number for April … Obama finds himself in a world of trouble. Not to mention that before the 2012 election, the SCOTUS is going to render a decision on the constitutionality of Obamacare.
President Barack Obama and his reelect minions have “Carolina in their minds” and it is not a good thing. That’s North Carolina on his mind as Obama could never win in South Carolina. The Obama campaign has been looking for a 2012 campaign slogan to replace, “Yes we Can”, because they obviously can’t and “Hope & Change” as all Americans hope for these days is some change left in their pockets. As seen in what is transpiring in states like Virginia, Florida and North Carolina, their slogan should be, “This Ain’t 2008 Anymore”. In 2008 Obama beat McCain in the Tar Heel state; however, he would be hard pressed to do that again and pick up those electoral votes.
North Carolina represented the high water mark for the great Obama wave in 2008 — but he’s swimming against the tide there in 2012.
No state better illustrates the challenge Obama faces in trying to consolidate the historic gains of his 2008 campaign at a time when hope, change and optimism have been supplanted by anger, skepticism and disillusionment.
It’s not merely that fewer than 45 percent of state voters approve of the job performance of the president who’s set to land there Tuesday, or that the state’s unemployment rate is pushing double digits. Or that both houses of the state legislature flipped from blue to red in 2010.
We have stated for quite some time that it is a near impossibility for Barack Obama to catch lightening in a bottle as he did in 2008. That was then, this is now. What is Obama’s greatest issue to rally the troops … um, maybe his record as President for the past 3+ years, over 8% continued unemployment, out of control spending, record number of Americans on food stamps, record number of Americans on federal disability, escalating gas prices and Obama himself … the $5 trillion man. Oh yea, and Obamacare.
Honestly, as James Taylor sings … the only way Obama will win Carolina is “in his mind”.
As we have stated so many times in the past, Barack Obama is not Lincolnesque or Reaganesque … Obama is Carteresque.
Not only do Obama and Carter have a poor economy and jobs in common, but rising gas prices as well. Gas prices have more than doubled during the Carter and Obama administrations. Under the Carter administration, gas prices increased by 103.77% while gas prices have have risen by 103.79% since Obama took office. I guess Obama has got his wish when he stated he wanted gas prices to increase (VIDEO).
Marking the similarities between President Barack Obama’s time in office and former president Jimmy Carter’s is nothing new. But as of Monday, Obama has hit one more Carter benchmark – both saw gas prices double in their first term of office. [See Where Gas Prices are Spiking the Most]
In fact, while just barely, Obama has seen an even higher gas price increase than Carter dealt with under his administration.
Under the Carter administration, gas prices increased by 103.77 percent. Gas prices since Obama took office have risen by 103.79 percent.
Presently, the average gas prices in the United States are 3.927 a gallon.
Check out the web site … To Much at the Pump to see just how much more you are paying today in gas than you were prior to Obama taking office. So tell me America, are you better off today with Barack Obama as President? Remember that answer in the 2012 election.
The double standard continues on high gas prices … it can’t be Obama’s fault.
The not responsible for anything President Barack Obama’s minions are coming to his aid with a political ad campaign trying to claim that Obama is not responsible for ever rising gas prices. Looks like BIG OBAMA vs. BIG OIL. I guess it is safe to say that the high gas prices are a concern to Obama and his reelection team other wise no such ad would have ever been made. So is Obama supposed to get a pass on gas prices, GWB did not. The WAPO thinks the people are getting smarter with gas prices, hardly. This is what happens when the MSM shills for a Democrat and has a double standard when it comes to issues that are damning to Democrats and their all-in candidate Obama.
Priorities USA sends over the new spot, and it ties the group funding the earlier ad attacking Obama directly to Mitt Romney.
The American Energy Alliance is spending $3.6 milion on an ad attacking Obama that blames him for the fact that gas prices “nearly doubled” since he took office (gas prices were low at the time because of the financial crisis), and amplifies multiple falsehoods, including the suggestions that Obama wants gas prices higher. Politico recently reported that the American Energy Alliance has deep ties to the oil billionaire Koch brothers.
In response, Priorities USA’s new ad — which will be running in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia — blasts the AEA ad as funded by Big Oil, and points out that the oil industry has pledged $200 million to Romney’s campaign:
The ad goes on to say the following; however, how come Obama’s lackeys do not repeat the words of Energy Secretary Chu who wanted to raise gas prices as part of Obama’s agenda or the VIDEO below where Barack Obama is all for higher energy prices? Hmm?
“Who’s behind this ad smearing President Obama? Big Oil, that’s who. The money they make from high gas prices — is going right into Mitt Romney’s campaign. Big oil executives have pledged two hundred million to help him. And Mitt Romney’s pledged to protect their record profits — and their billions in special tax breaks too. These guys all profit. You pay the price.”
Think high gas prices are not going to be a 202 election issue … Obama seems to think so.
THE MSM – OBAMA DOUBLE STANDARD CONTINUES, THEY ARE ALL IN ON OBAMA PROPAGANDA …
When Barack Obama became President of the United States gas prices were at a national average of $1.84 a gallon. Flash forward to present day and the national gas average is $3.89. However, what was a negative news story for George W. Bush and the increasing gas prices is not even close to the same story spewed by the liberal MSM. Go figure.
Hot Air points out the continues and obvious bias media coverage of high gas prices under President Obama and former President GWB. Isn’t amazing that under GWB the media stated that the high gas prices were going to affect him and the GOP in the 2006 midterms. Guess what, they did. However, gas prices are at all time highs for this time of the year and that same bias MSM states that Obama cannot affect the gas prices and its not his fault. It gets worse, the MSM is actually portraying high gas prices as a positive. The truth of the matter is high gas prices will affect the 2012 elections for Obama and all Democrats.
Tim Graham outlined the differences between media coverage of high gas prices under George W. Bush and gas prices under Barack Obama. Bet you can guess which president received more leniency!
This really isn’t a hard or complicated issue to understand. A wide variety of factors contribute to the price of gas. The president doesn’t have control over all of them — but he does have significant control over energy policy in the United States and energy policy is one of the factors that contributes to the price of gas …
NewsBusters has the full transcript:
TIM GRAHAM: Certainly in 2006, George W. Bush got a much harsher press. It was really kind of funny because they were saying that things were going to go really badly for Bush in the midterm elections, which of course they did. But when gas prices went down in the fall of 2006, then Katie Couric did story where she basically said, “Is this an oil industry plot to drop the gas prices before the elections?” They just assume whatever spin that they can find. Yeah. The front page of New York Times this morning? “U.S. Inches Towards Goal of Energy Independence.”
Gallup Poll Shows Once Again Obama on Wrong Side of the Issue With Americans … 57% in Favor of Keystone XL Pipeline … Obama Suddenly for Pipeline Construction
The “Lying” King … Obama was for the Keystone XL pipeline, before he was against it.
The Green President is suddenly for the building of an oil pipeline as high gas prices become a major concern for Obama in 2012. Just curious, how can Obama state that he is expediting a project by rejecting it? As stated at the Heritage Foundation, “If the president were concerned with the country’s oil supply, his State Department shouldn’t have rejected the larger pipeline project?”
It is the story of the Barack Obama Presidency … Obama once again finds himself on the wrong side of the issue with a majority of Americans. As President Barack Obama heads out on his faux energy tour trying to show Americans that he is the “Energy” President in the face of escalating gas prices … 57% of Americans are in favor of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Obama finds himself in a heap of trouble as Republicans and Independents are strongly in favor of the building of the pipeline. Even Democrats by a 44% for 38 against, are in favor of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
A solid majority of Americans think the U.S. government should approve of building the Keystone XL pipeline, while 29% think it should not. Republicans are almost twice as likely as Democrats to want the government to approve the oil pipeline. About half of independents also approve
This can explain why Obama felt the need to flat out lie to the American public and portray himself as being in favor of the building of the Keystone XL Pipeline.Obama actually had the audacity to do a photo-op appearing before a backdrop of oil pipelines in Cushing, OK where the Obamamessiah stated that he was making the construction of the southern portion of the pipeline a priority through an executive order.
Mitt Romney Calls on Obama to Fire ‘Gas Hike Trio’ (Energy Secretary Chu, Interior Secretary Salazar & EPA Administrator Jackson) Over Rising Gas Prices
Obama continues to have a gas problem …
This morning on Fox News Sunday, GOP Presidential primary candidate Mitt Romney called on President Barack Obama to fire Obama’s Interior and Energy secretaries and the head of the Environmental Protection Agency dubbed the ‘Gas Hike Trio’. With the ever rising cost of gas being a hot button topic for all Americans, Romney called for the trio to resign or Obama to fire Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. Watch VIDEO here.
Mitt Romney is ramping up attacks on President Obama over rising gasoline prices by calling for the firing of Obama’s Interior and Energy secretaries and the head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
The GOP presidential frontrunner dubbed them the “gas hike trio” on Fox News Sunday and at a campaign stop in Illinois Saturday night, signaling the extent to which Republicans hope to translate pump prices into a damaging political liability for Obama.
On Fox, Romney claimed that Obama’s stated desire for lower gas prices is an election-year turnabout. “The right course is they ought to be fired because the president has apparently suffered an election-year conversion,” Romney said, echoing a line of attack he unveiled the prior evening.
AAA - Avg. Gas Price $3.84
It is obvious that Barack Obama is going to have a real reelection problem if the price of gas stays the same or increases as we get closer to the 2012 election. According to AAA, gas prices are a low of $3.42 in Wyoming and a high of $4.58 in Hawaii and $4.35 in California. Presently the average cost of gas in the US in $3.829. That is up $0.262 from one year ago and up $2.00 from when Obama took office on January 20, 2008 where it was at$1.82. Of course previously Energy Secretary Chu was all for higher gas prices. It is not like Obama was not as well. This is how the two anti-oil individuals force Americans off of fossil fuels and onto their “green” energy agenda. A green agenda with government wasted stimulus money that has been a complete failure.
However, suddenly because the gas prices are actually rising in an election year Secretary Chu and President Obama have had an epiphany and are now for lower gas prices. Of course they are. One might say that Chu and Obama were for lower gas prices … before they were against them.
Mark Steyn Gives Obama “the Smartest President Ever” a “F” in Christopher Columbus World is Flat and Rutherford B. Hayes History
To those who drink the Obama Kool-Aid, the laugh just might be on you.
We have been told that Barack Obama was the smartest President ever when he was elected in. Obama was supposed to be so far superior in intellect than anyone we had ever seen in the history of the United States. Hardly, in the past 3+ years he has shown us quite the opposite . However, to say anything to the contrary against Obama and you are branded a racists and laughed at. What is most troubling about Obama is either he is this ignorant or he is purposely misinforming people. What Obama just might be is the most academically laziest President ever.
MSM & Obamaites drink the Kool-aid and never question or think for themselves …
“Yeah. Even aside from the fact of electing the first African American President and whatever one’s partisan views this is a guy whose IQ is off the charts — I mean you cannot say that he is anything but a very serious and capable leader and — you know — You and I have talked about this for years …”
Obama delivering his big, know-it-all speech on energy at Prince George’s Community College where he stated that all of out energy concerns would be alleviated as soon as we used wind mills and algae. Who knew? He then went on to condemn those who snickered and scoffed at his ridiculous and uninformed comments.
Let me tell you something. If some of these folks were around when Columbus set sail — [Laughter] — they must have been founding members of the Flat Earth Society. [Laughter.] They would not have believed that the world was round. [Applause.] We’ve heard these folks in the past. They probably would have agreed with one of the pioneers of the radio who said, “Television won’t last. It’s a flash in the pan.” [Laughter.] One of Henry Ford’s advisers was quoted as saying, “The horse is here to stay but the automobile is only a fad.” [Laughter.]
But wait, there is more:
There always have been folks who are the naysayers and don’t believe in the future, and don’t believe in trying to do things differently. One of my predecessors, Rutherford B. Hayes, reportedly said about the telephone, “It’s a great invention, but who would ever want to use one?” [Laughter.] That’s why he’s not on Mount Rushmore — [laughter and applause] — because he’s looking backwards. He’s not looking forwards. [Applause.] He’s explaining why we can’t do something, instead of why we can do something.
Drip, Drip, Drip and so it begins … Barack Obama job approval poll numbers going down as gas prices increase.
According to a recent CBS poll, Obama’s job approval number is sinking fast. Only 41% of those polled gave the President a positive approval while 47% disapprove. Just last month Obama was at a 50% job approval rating. So what has changed, can you say the gas prices? Obama has a real gas problem and all the algae is not going to help him.
President Obama’s approval rating has hit the lowest level ever in CBS News polling, according to the latest CBS News/New York Times survey. The drop may be partially attributable to rising gas prices.
Just 41 percent of Americans approve of the job Mr. Obama is doing as president, according to the poll, conducted from March 7 to 11. Another 47 percent disapprove of his performance, up from 41 percent last month.
While Obama, the MSM and his minions try to spin that the President does and cannot affect the price of gas, the American people are not buying it. 50% of those polled say that Obama can affect gas prices, while only 36% say he cannot. Sorry Barack, what is good for past presidents is good for you. Former presidents, like George W. Bush, was held accountable for escalating gas prices during his presidency. You will be held to the same bar. How can Obama get reelected when 65% of Americans disapprove of his handling of gas prices? Seriously, this is something that affects nearly every American.
as for the economy, Obama’s job rating remains about the same as it was last month with a meager 39% approve, while 54% disapprove.
We can see at RCP, that Obama’s poll numbers are headed South.
But wait, the economy in shambles, gas prices headed toward $4 a gallon and higher and the President shows his priorities … he is off to make his NCAA college basketball brackets and watch basketball.
Americans by a 65% to 26% Disapprove of How President Barack Obama is Handling the Increasing Price of Gas
President Barack Obama has a gas problem …
President Obama has a new reelection problem that will not soon go away and pretty much affects every American. The ever increasing gas prices in the US have most Americans angered with the Presidents actions, or lack there of. According to a recent ABC News/Washington Post poll, Americans by a broad 65% to 26% disapprove of how Obama is handling the price of gas.
More than half of Americans for the first time expect Barack Obama to be re-elected — but that won’t make it easy: Even as expectations have moved his way, rising gas prices have dented the president’s rating on handling the economy, his overall job approval has slipped back under 50 percent and he’s reverted to a dead heat in public preferences against Mitt Romney.
The results of the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll mark two political realities: One, the sharp division of public attitudes for and against Obama, with continued greater intensity of sentiment among his critics. And two, the damaging political effects of rising gasoline prices, which have surpassed the federal budget deficit as Obama’s single weakest issue.
Americans by a broad 65-26 percent disapprove of how the president is handling the price of gas, which has gained 49 cents a gallon this year to an average $3.79.
WAPO – Gas prices sink Obama’s poll numbers
Full polling results can be seen HERE.