Skip to comments.10 Trends Showing Barack Obama's Collapse Among Independents
Posted on 11/05/2012 9:19:52 AM PST by Signalman
President Obama is collapsing among Independent voters, but this is not an "October Surprise." The rebellion of the center is a fundamental trend of President Obama's four years in office. In our inaugural survey in April 2009, 100 days into President Obamas time in office, Resurgent Republic noted:
"[Voters] are deeply skeptical about the amount of money Mr. Obama proposes for the government to spend, tax, and borrow for bailouts and other spending programs that produce few private sector jobs. Independents, who hold the balance of power in this electorate, are closer to Republicans than to Democrats on these fiscal issues."
We went on to make the case that "Republicans have far more to work with in the current environment than many suspect" and made the following observation:
"Republicans are on favorable ground resisting the amount of spending, taxing, and borrowing in the President's proposed budget and will draw Independents away from Mr. Obama's camp by doing so."
After that point, the policy and political warning signs became more pronounced. Independent voters took a step away from President Obama and have yet to return. Still the presidential contest is up for grabs due to the incumbents slightly higher favorability and job approval ratings in a few battleground states. Even so, Governor Romney now has momentum with swing voters, providing additional evidence that President Obamas longstanding problem with Independents remains.
Governor Romney is expanding his lead among critically important Independent voters. Before the presidential debates, Mitt Romney's lead among Independents ranged from 4 to 8 points. Today, Romney has opened a 12-point lead among Independents in our most recent survey released this week (51 to 39 percent). For the first time in our survey, Romney
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If you are an Independent who actually WANTS your President to “reach across the aisle” (a dubious proposition I will concede for the moment), then Obama is NOT your guy!
I have first-hand reports from GOP members of Congress who tried to work with him that he is the most arrogant, condescending, My-Way-or-the-Highway guy to come along in that post in many decades.