Skip to comments.Poll: Obama, Romney In Dead Heat [America Divided: Despite Poor Economy, 1/2 Want Obama Re-Elected!]
Posted on 05/21/2012 9:54:23 PM PDT by Steelfish
Poll: Obama, Romney In Dead Heat
By Jon Cohen and Dan Balz, Monday, May 21
After months of aggressive campaigning on jobs and the economy, President Obama and Mitt Romney, his likely Republican challenger, are locked in a dead heat over who could fix the problem foremost on voters minds, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
The parity on economic issues foreshadows what probably will continue to be a tough and negative campaign. Overall, voters would be split 49 percent for Obama and 46 percent for Romney if the November election were held now. On handling the economy, they are tied at 47 percent.
Despite flare-ups over issues including contraception and same-sex marriage, more than half of all Americans cite the economy as the one concern that will decide their vote in the fall, relegating others such as health care, taxes and the federal deficit to single-digit status.
More than eight in 10 Americans still rate the national economy negatively, but there are strains of optimism as it continues to recover from the collapse of 2008. A majority of Americans 54 percent say they are more hopeful than anxious about the situation over the next few years, while 58 percent are bullish about their financial prospects.
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When the Washington Post says it’s a dead heat for Obama, I automatically give Mitt at least five points, possibly more.
I can still remember every newscaster in America staring into the cameras on election night 1980 and saying with perfectly straight faces that the election was “too close to call”.
Right, these numbers in a Washington Post poll point to a Romney 53 to 47 victory.
Which makes you wonder how far the average I.Q. in this country has fallen over the past few years. I’ll bet we’ve dropped of 10 or 20 points at least.
This is what happens when the GOP-E puts up a lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal like Romney against arguably the worst President we have ever had.
It’s like the GOP didn’t want to win this time.
What bs, that 49% would reelect Obama.
What do you expect when the best candidate refuses to run (and I am not blaming her) and the Right cannot unify around one candidate? Why cry over split milk now?
Can you explain why conservatives didn’t select someone else in the primaries?
Very troubling news indeed.
And this is before the kneepad media gets into high gear for 0.
God help us.
If we are realistic about the sad state of affairs in our nation we will acknowledge that almost half our fellow citizens are reliant on Uncle Sugar. In past decades there is little doubt that Obama would be toast based on his performance and the stagnant economy. However, we need to admit that roughly 50/50 is the new norm in politics. It will be very difficult to turn things around given that we will be looking at decades of “austerity” measures to dig ourselves out of the hole. Cut enough of the government bennies and the other side will be highly motivated - see Greece, France, and what the rats are attempting in Wisconsin.
I am not optimistic we could sustain any kind of long term austerity measures to pay down our debt while we allowed the free market to grow the economy. There are plenty of “conservatives” who will vote for themselves too when the cuts affect them. Sorry, that is just the way I see it. We are in a world of hurt and it will take generations to turn it around. Difficult to do when a nation is so evenly divided and the media/academia are firmly in the other sides camp.
Poll: Obama dead meat.
Pray for America
This is so true. Demographics is destiny. We are screwed. Ideas don’t matter anymore. We are a nation of tribes and Obama knows how to appeal to each of them: SEIU, NARAL, NEA, GLTB, NAACP, La Raza; Illegals, Single White Women, and the list goes on.
Me too. I also remember in 2004 when they pretty much said Kerry won based on exit polls.
Lets put an end to Romneys wonderful-sounding lies, and work to DUMP ROMNEY. Romney has been telling lies that con us into believing that Change is coming.
There will be little change. Romney will be Obamalite. For example, Romney says that he will get rid of Obamacare by sending it in 50 pieces to our already bankrupt 50 States. That will just increase the financial, and regulation impact of Obamacare.
My reasoning for the DUMP ROMNEY Campaign is as follows:
DUMP ROMNEY and replace him with a stellar Dark Horse Republican Presidential Nominee.
IF Romney is probably going to lose to Obama, THEN it is incumbent upon the RNC to intervene and declare an OPEN Convention, regardless of the Primary delegates that Romney has.
Continued accumulation of Primary delegates in the remaining State Primaries is the key to improving Pauls chances of forcing the GOP-E to hold an OPEN Convention in Tampa.
Paul will then have completed his main task in this Primary: giving the delegates the freedom to DUMP ROMNEY!
My goal is to defeat the insanity of Keyensian Economics in both of our very sorry political parties THIS YEAR!
This can be accomplished by the Delegates choosing a stellar Dark Horse Nominee, such as R-Rep. Allen West of Florida, to slaughter Obama in a November Landslide.
It is not enough to beat Obama, he must be smashed in a huge landslide to repudiate his Marxist ideas for America!
Romney is not Warrior enough to do so.
The key is to FORCE the GOP-E to allow for an OPEN Convention in Tampa. Without an OPEN Convention the SOS of INSANE Federal Over-Spending will keep America on the same crowded track with Greece, and Kalifornia.
There are over 15, 000, 000, 000, 000 reasons why spending more money this year than was taken in during the previous year is an INSANE path to financial destruction.
Neither Obama or Romney have presented a plan to spend our Federal dollars in a non-insane manner.
For example, the GOP Elite have stood in line to endorse Romney, to endorse The Ryan Budget, and to compromise-away every opportunity to reduce Federal Spending.
I included the Ryan Budget, because Rep. Paul Ryan himself says that his Budget will balance in 30 YEARS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BTW, I added those exclamation points, because both you and I know that Ryans budget will NEVER balance, and thus will never be a fact. The exclamation points are just for volume emphasis.
The main point of my post is as follows: In order to DUMP ROMNEY there must be an OPEN, or Bartered Convention.
Ron Paul, Santorum and Newt are our best hopes to achieve an OPEN Convention because they have the most Delegates to force the Romney Delegates to approve of an OPEN Convention.
Since RP is the only active Candidate left standing, he has the best chance of forcing the RNC to have an OPEN Convention in Tampa.
With an OPEN Convention, NONE of the Primary Candidates stand a chance of becoming the Nominee, except Romney.
That possibility must be countered by a stellar Dark Horse, that is someone that has not run in this years Primary Campaign.
Otherwise Romney will follow the same stupid path as McCain and lose to Obama much to the surprise of the GOP-E.
Ron Paul, Santorum and Newt were rejected by Primary voters, and would be re-soundly rejected by the voters in the National Election. Thus, their main value is to force an OPEN Convention.
The Convention Delegates then would have a chance to choose a Nominee who could easily defeat Obama.
I had earlier supported R-Sc Sen. Jim DeMint, but he will not leave the Senate. Now I support R-Fla. Rep. Allen West. Rep. Allen West is a retired US Army Colonel, straight-talking Conservative, AND is the only non-welcome member of the Congressional Black Caucus, (the Libs hate him).
There are many other Republican non-RINO Dark Horses who would make excellent Dark Horse Nominees.
The DUMP ROMNEY Campaign requires an OPEN or Bartered Convention in Tampa.
Make your voice and vote count towards an OPEN Convention in Tampa, Florida!
BTW, Nominee Allen West WOULD be Floridas favorite son in November - - - .
And we are 6 months out.
Romney isnt even the nominee officially.
Obamas in a heap of ****