WAPO/ABC News Poll: Buyer’s Remourse – Mitt Romney Would Beat Barack Obama if the Presidential Election was Held Today, 49% to 45% … Poll Numbers in Free-Fall
DOES ANYONE REALLY WONDER WHY OBAMA LIED THRU HIS TEETH ON OBAMACARE AND YOU CAN KEEP YOUR INSURANCE PLAN IF YOU LIKED IT? DO YOU REALLY WONDER WHY THE MSM NEVER BOTHERED TO ASK QUESTIONS?
It is the great fraud perpetrated on the American People …
As reported at The Politico, there is more disastrous polling numbers for President Barack Obama as a recent WAPO-ABC News poll shows that if the 2012 presidential election was held today, Mitt Romney would beat Obama, 49% to 45% among registered voters. Talk about your “buyer’s remorse”. This is a much different outcome than the 2012 match-up where Obama beat Romney 51% to 47% to win a second term. My how times have changed. What a difference the truth makes. What a difference it makes when the MSM decides to actually report on the numerous scandals of the Obama White House.
Making matters worse for Obama, Independents go for Romney 49% to 39% over Obama.
The WAPO/ABC poll also has Barack Obama’s job approval rating at 42% approve, 55% disapprove.
As more bad poll numbers continue to pour in for President Barack Obama, a new survey finds that if the 2012 election matchup were held this month, Mitt Romney would hold the edge with the voters.
Romney topped Obama 49 percent to 45 percent among registered voters in the Washington Post-ABC News poll released Tuesday. Among all Americans, the 2012 rivals would be tied, at 47 percent.
Obama beat Romney 51 percent to 47 percent a year ago to win a second term.
The poll also found more bad news for Obama: His approval was down to 42 percent, a fall of 6 points from a month ago. Fifty-five percent disapproved.
Other ratings of the president’s performance have tumbled as well. He’s at career lows for being a strong leader, understanding the problems of average Americans and being honest and trustworthy – numerically under water on each of these (a first for the latter two). His rating for strong leadership is down by 15 points this year and a vast 31 points below its peak shortly after he took office. In a new gauge, just 41 percent rate him as a good manager; 56 percent think not.
This poll, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates, finds that the president’s personal image has suffered alongside his professional ratings. Fewer than half, 46 percent, see him favorably overall, down 14 points this year to the fewest of his presidency. Fifty-two percent now view him unfavorably, a new high and a majority for the first time since he took office. It may matter: Personal popularity can provide a president with cushioning when the going gets rough. Losing it leaves the president more vulnerable.
ACA – Skepticism about the Affordable Care Act looks to be the driving force in Obama’s troubles. Americans by nearly 2-1, 63-33 percent, disapprove of his handling of implementation of the new health care law. And the public by 57-40 percent now opposes the law overall, its most negative rating to date, with opposition up by 8 points in the past month alone.
RCP Average Polling – Complete carnage, almost under 40% as an average.
EXIT QUESTION: How does everyone think that the 2012 Presidential, House and Senate elections would have turned out if IRS-gate was reported on, if Benghazi-gate had been reported on, if AP-gate had been reported on and if, Barack Obama had told the truth and said that 5-10 million individuals with private healthcare plans who liked their insurance would lose it? How about if he told those with employer insurance coverage would lose theirs as well and it would be worse? Hmm?
53% Disapprove of the Way Obama is Handling Implementation of Obamacare … 56% Believe Problems with the Website Sign of Broader Problems
Barack Obama’s handling of the Obamacare implementation train wreck gets poor marks … EPIC FAIL!!!
As if Obamacare was not unpopular enough, President Barack Obama is getting poor marks in regard to his handling of the implementation of his signature legislation. According to a recent WAPO-ABC News poll, 53% give Obama a negative grade in his handling of the implementation of Obamacare, while only 41% approve. With all of the failures of the Obamacare web page (Healthcare.gov) only uber-partisan hack Democrats actually gave Obama a glowing review, otherwise the the poll numbers would have been far worse and more accurate. Even the liberal MSM has shown that even logging on Healthcare.gov is nearly impossible. The Obamacare rollout has been “unacceptable” and “Excruciatingly Embarrassing.” Also, 56% of those polled believe that the numerous problems with the Obamacare web site are a sign of broader problems. Only 40% see the Web site problems as an isolated incident.
Most Americans say the rocky start for HealthCare.gov is a harbinger of bigger problems for the Affordable Care Act, according to results of a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Fifty-six percent of Americans say the Web site problems are part of a broader problem with the law’s implementation while just 40 percent see the Web site problems as an isolated incident. Reaction to federal insurance exchange Web site are deeply rooted in partisanship. More than eight in 10 Republicans say Web site troubles are a sign of broader implementation problems, while most Democrats call it an isolated incident. Independents resemble the public overall, with 55 percent seeing broader problems with implementation.
WAPO Poll: Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli Early Lead Over Democrat Terry McAuliffe in Virginia Governor’s Race, 46% – 41%
Six months before election day in the Commonwealth of Virginia and according to a recent WAPO poll, Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has an early lead over former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliff for the Virginia Governor’ race, 46% to 41%. Cuccinelli leads among all voters and 51% to 41% among those voters certain to cast a ballot. Cuccinelli is up in the race because he has overwhelming support from the GOP base due to his opposition work against Obamacare. Among all registered voters, Cuccinelli is backed by 95 percent of Republicans, 73 percent of conservatives and 62 percent among white men. In contrast, compared with Obama’s presidential win seven months ago, McAuliffe is badly underperforming among key Democratic constituencies.
Full polling data can be found HERE.
Six months before Election Day, Cuccinelli (R) has a slender 46 to 41?percent edge over McAuliffe (D) among all Virginia voters and a significant 51 to 41?percent lead among those who say they’re certain to cast ballots in November. But those numbers may change before then: The poll found that barely 10 percent say they are following the campaign “very closely” and that nearly half of the electorate says they’re either undecided or could change their minds.
With Virginia’s evolution into a swing state, the race is drawing intense scrutiny as the nation’s lone competitive November matchup so far. McAuliffe has not been able to assemble the coalition that has led Democrats to statewide victories. President Obama prevailed in 2008 and 2012, and Democratic U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Timothy M. Kaine won in recent years after running as consensus-building moderates and driving the base turnout.
I cannot see Ken Cuccinelli losing to McAuliffe. Then again I cannot even begin to understand how this state voted for Barack Obama in 2012. It is way too early to handicap this, but in an off, off year election with a floundering economy and Obama’s approval rating hitting the skids as a lame duck president. A jazzed up Republican base could push Ciccinelli into the Governor’s mansion.
WaPo/ABC Poll: Obama 50% – Romney 47%, BUT …
Once again we are presented with a poll that in order to give President Barack Obama a lead, the poll had to over-sample democrats by +6. The partisan breakdown is 35% Democrat, 32% independent, and 29% Republican. Thus, in order for this to be remotely possible Obama would have to capture lighting in a bottle and recreate the 2008 voter turnout o+7D that was a once in a life time event. In other words, fat chance.
One thing that will come from a post 2012 election is that polling will be put front and center and forever questioned as being credible or partisan.
Don’t look now but Mitt Romney just hit the 50% mark in another poll.
According to the most recent ABC-WAPO poll, Romney now leads Obama 50% to 47%. Likely voters now pick Romney over Obama in trust to handle the economy by 52% to 43%. All this even with a poll sampling of +4 D.
Full poll results can be found HERE.
Mitt Romney has seized further advantage on economic issues at the core of the 2012 campaign, taking him to 50 percent support among likely voters vs. 47 percent for Barack Obama – Romney’s highest vote-preference result of the contest to date.
The difference between the two candidates is within the margin of sampling error in the latest ABC News/Washington Post daily tracking poll, and their individual support levels have not significantly changed. But the momentum on underlying issues and attributes is Romney’s.
For those pundits who said debates do not matter could never have been more wrong. According to poll results, Romney has a huge lead with Independents and were heavily swayed by Romney’s debate performance.
Most strikingly, Romney’s advanced to 57 percent support among independents. They’re a changeable group, less rooted in partisan predispositions, so their eventual preferences – and their turnout – are uncertain. But they’re key to Romney’s current fortunes; he’s improved among independents by 9 points in the past week.
The debates are one apparent reason. By a broad 47-10 percent, independents say the debates left them with a better rather than a worse impression of Romney. In the same group, by contrast, just 17 percent say their impression of Obama improved – and 26 percent say it got worse.
Slip, Sliding Away …
Don’t look now but Mitt Romney just took the lead over Barack Obama in the WAPO-ABC presidential tracking poll 49% to 48%. More importantly, when individuals were asked about the economy, the most important issue of the day, 50% of likely voters say they trust Mitt Romney with the economy, while 45% sided with the president.
The new Washington Post-ABC News national tracking poll has 49 percent of likely voters supporting Republican Mitt Romney, and 48 percent President Obama, a seesawing result that shows the continued narrowness of the contest.
The change from yesterday’s Post-ABC tracking poll, which showed the race 49 to 48 percent the other way, is statistically insignificant, and the numbers do not include any public reaction to the third and final presidential debate Monday night. Almost all of Monday’s interviews were conducted before the debate started.
Does Obama read the polling data? He most certainly does. As reported at the WAPO, Barack Obama sent an email to supports,“I don’t want to lose this election.” Get used to the notion Barack, come November 6, We the People will be adding you to the unemployment list.
Washington Post-ABC News Tracking Poll, Romney Within One … and Romney 52% to Obama’s 46% in 7 Swing States
The WAPO-ABC News Tracking poll has Mitt Romney within one point at at 49% to 48%. However, once again one has to question the poll sampling. This polls used a D34/R29/I33 or a +5D sampling. However, with all the suspect sampling, in the seven states designated as “toss-ups” by The Washington Post plus Ohio, it’s Romney 52% to Obama’s 46%.
But Romney now rivals Obama when it comes to dealing with international affairs and terrorism, leveling the playing field heading into Monday’s debate on foreign policy. Romney also runs about evenly with the president as voters’ pick who is the better commander-in-chief.
International affairs generally, and handling terrorism specifically, were once Obama strong points against the former Massachusetts governor, but voters now divide about evenly between the two. At the end of September, Obama held an 11 percentage point lead over Romney as the one voters trusted on terrorism — and killing Osama bin Laden is a mainstay on the Obama campaign trail. But now, 47 percent side with Obama on the issue, 46 percent with Romney.
Drip, drip, drip …
WOW, the 7 day rolling average Gallup poll has Mitt Romney up by 7 points over President Barack Obama, 52% to 45%. The gap is widening and with a good debate this coming Monday, Romney could finish Obama off once and for all and break the election wide open.
It would appear that Obama just showing up and doing better than the first debate, which was not hard to do, has not affected the polling. Romney is starting to separate himself.
Hot Air reminds us also that Rasmussen now has Romney up by 2% over Obama in their tracking poll. It appears that their individuals polled were not impressed by Obama’s debate performance either.
Interestingly, Romney’s 49% is solid with or without leaners. Without leaners, Obama only gets to 46%. Among those “certain” to vote, Romney leads 46/44. Republicans now have an eight-point advantage on enthusiasm, 83/75, with independents nearly as enthused as Democrats at 72%.
Romney is starting to see a lot of polls in his favor as seen at Real Clear Politics. This is interesting, ABC News touts the Romney lead in the Gallup poll and in the process references their own recent poll that where an ABC/WAPO poll had Obama ahead of Romney 49% to 46%. Funny they should bring this up because in order to give Obama a three point lead over Romney, the hacks at ABC/WAPO had to provide a +9D sampling. Yea, that is believable. In Obama’s once in a life time election in 2008 Democrats had a +7 turnout. So ABC/WAPO thinks that Democrats are going to turn out even more? Not likely.
901. Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as (a Democrat), (a Republican), an independent or what?Democrat Republican Independent 10/13/12 LV 35 26 33
RUT-ROH BARACK … Women are turning on Obama.
President Barack Obama goes into the Democrat National Convention on a polling low as his popularity wanes. Only 47% of registered voters in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll see Obama favorably overall, down 7% from April. The most startling data is the fact that Obama has lost all of his popularity among woman and is now underwater with them. So much for Romney’s gender gap. So much for Obama and the Democrats claiming that the GOP is waging a war on women. Looks like it has backfired.
Full poll results HERE.
Barack Obama approaches his nomination for a second term with the lowest pre-convention personal popularity of an incumbent president in ABC News/Washington Post polls since the 1980s. He’s also at his lowest of the year among registered voters, with trouble among women.
Just 47 percent of registered voters in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll see Obama favorably overall, down 7 percentage points from his recent peak in April, while 49 percent rate him unfavorably. He’s numerically underwater in this group for the first time since February.
The decline has occurred entirely among women registered voters – from 57-39 percent favorable-unfavorable in April to a numerically negative 46-50 percent now. That’s Obama’s lowest score among women voters – a focus of recent political positioning – in ABC/Post polls since he took office.
As stated at Blue Crab Boulevard, isn’t it fitting that Obama is now underwater, so many Americans mortgages are under water and the Dems at the DNC is at this moment showing a tribute to Ted Kennedy. Someone else who left someone underwater. OUCH!!!
More media bias in action … WAPO skews poll and Obama still cannot beat Romney …
Great new America, a new Washington Post/ABC poll has Mitt Romney ahead of President Obama 47% to 46%. Why is a poll that has Romney only ahead by 1% over Obama great? Because the poll is so skewed to Democrats (+9) that is can hardly be considered credible. That being said, Romney still leads Obama. How bad is that for Obama and his minions that the incumbent President Obama cannot beat Romney in a +9 sampled poll, D31/R22/I39.
The Republican National Convention opens this week with President Obama and presumptive nominee Mitt Romney running evenly, with voters more focused on Obama’s handling of the nation’s flagging economy than on some issues dominating the political debate in recent weeks.
A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows Romney at 47 percent among registered voters and Obama at 46 percent — barely changed from the deadlocked contest in early July.
Check out a couple of questions from the poll, that should cause great concern and panic for Barack Obama, especially with a terribly skewed poll sampling. Now imagine what the poll would look like if the sampling was even D+3 or even and more than 71% considered the economy as a major factor in their vote and +54% considered him failing in his job with the economy?
Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job as president?
APPROVE 50% – DISAPPROVE 46%
Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling the economy?
APPROVE 44% – DISAPPROVE 54%
Q: Will Obama’s handling of the economy be a major factor in your vote, a minor factor, or not a factor?
MAJOR FACTOR 71%
MINOR FACTOR 17%
NOT A FACTOR 11%
Q: Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as:
This is shameful on the part of the WAPO. In a once in a life time, elect the first black American, GWB fatigue, lame GOP McCain candidate election in 2008, Democrats came to the polls by +7 over the GOP. That is hardly going to happen again in 2012. But some how the WAPO samples the polling data for a one on one match up with Obama and Romney at +9.
I am going to disagree with the many political pundits, barring some unforeseen issue, I do not see the election in November as close as many have predicted. The mood of the country is ill with Obama, his policies and the economy. They are tired of being tired.
Romney and Ryan also get a bump in Ohio as reported at the WAPO.
GOP gets bump in Ohio: A new Columbus Dispatch Poll in Ohio shows both the presidential race and Senate race are essentially tied.
Romney tops Obama by less than one-quarter of 1 percent (each rounds to 45 percent), while Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) leads state Treasurer Josh Mandel (R) by just less than 1 percent (each rounds to 44 percent).