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Poll shows swing voters down on Obama economic policy
Yahoo! News - The Ticket ^ | 13 June 2012 | Olivier Knox

Posted on 06/13/2012 9:55:38 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy

On the eve of a high-stakes speech to defend his handling of the weak economy and attack Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama got another dose of bad news on Wednesday in the form of a new ABC News/Washington Post poll that found independent swing voters decidedly bearish on his approach.

Only 38 percent of those up-for-grabs Americans have favorable views of Obama's economic plans, with a majority (54 percent) disapproving. The good news for the embattled president? They aren't much more impressed by Romney's economic ideas—47 percent rate his approach unfavorably, with just 35 percent in favor.

While the five-month gap between now and Election Day is a proverbial eternity in politics, the survey highlights Obama's challenges as he pleads with struggling Americans to give him a second term. The president's arguments on the economy, fleshed out over scores of campaign events in the past few months, boil down to saying that the Great Recession was deeper than he anticipated, that his policies have helped turn things around, that he understands deep voter frustration over the stop-start nature of the recovery, and that Romney would return to the policies that helped cause the meltdown in the first place. The incumbent also aims to convince voters to view the election as a choice, rather than a referendum on his policies.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; bhoeconomy; nobama2012; obama
Actually doesn't seem to be very good news for either candidate.
1 posted on 06/13/2012 9:55:46 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Romney has an economic policy? Other than “I’m a genius businessman, I saved the Salt Lake City Olympics, I saved the Massachusetts economy, and you can count on me to do the right thing”?


2 posted on 06/13/2012 10:01:35 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

FUBO!!!


3 posted on 06/13/2012 10:16:56 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Seriously? Romney has a nine point advantage in positives, a big advantage on the negative side as well. If I’m Romney’s camp, I’m thrilled with this.


4 posted on 06/13/2012 10:29:12 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Actually, the only ‘swing’ voters that would be voting for Obama this time around would be doing their swinging in trees, one hand on the branch - the other on a banana.


5 posted on 06/13/2012 10:31:26 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Yashcheritsiy

“high-stakes speech”...Is this the one he’s going to give to “Sarah Jessica and Friends”????


6 posted on 06/13/2012 11:57:51 AM PDT by radioone
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To: Yashcheritsiy
Poll shows swing voters down on Obama economic policy

This is extremely depressing. The swing voters are almost as ignorant and clueless as the hard-core Obama constituency : Public employees and the welfare industry.

It's like saying our house has been on fire for three years and the destruction is down to the foundation, and some are beginning, reluctantly, finally to acknowlege that, yes, our house is on fire...

7 posted on 06/13/2012 1:35:31 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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