Skip to comments.A Chilly Reception from Independents on Obama’s Plans for the Economy (56% Negative, Reg. Inds.)
Posted on 06/13/2012 9:46:24 AM PDT by kristinn
Swing-voting independents see Barack Obamas plans for the economy negatively rather than positively by 54-38 percent in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, marking the presidents challenges as he seeks re-election in still-troubled economic times.
Its no party for Mitt Romney either. Independents also rate his economic plans more unfavorably than favorably, by 47-35 percent. But more are undecided, giving Romney some room to maneuver; unlike Obama, Romney avoids majority criticism in this group.
See PDF with full results, charts and table here.
Romney lags among moderates, and does less well among conservatives than Obama does among liberals. But the presidents economic plans are underwater among middle- to upper-middle-income Americans, while Romney manages an even split in this group. And Obamas economic program is especially unpopular by 2 to 1 among whites, though he does far better than Romney among nonwhites.
Obama also crosses the 50 percent negative line among registered voters, who see his economic program unfavorably rather than favorably by 51-43 percent. Romneys rating among registered voters is 46 to 40 percent unfavorable-favorable, again with more undecided.
Obamas challenges vs. Romney show more starkly when two of the presidents weaker groups are combined independents who are registered to vote. In this group, more see Obamas economic plans unfavorably than favorably by 56-36 percent; on Romneys its 45-39 percent.
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I am praying that this recent spate of liberal MSM stories, pollster bad news, et al is the signature vision of that small snowball perched atop a snow-covered megaslope finally being nudged downwards. I’ll say it. I WANT him and his policies to fail. This country should never again be shamed into voting for someone because of his/her sex or color, period. This is a disgrace.
What “plans” for the economy could Obama have that we have not already seen when he had the House and the Senate on his side? Given what we know he wants to do (tax working Americans and give that money to the special interests that support him), what honest person could possibly support Obama on the economy?