Skip to comments.Rasmussen to Newsmax: 'No Way' Obama Re-elected If Economy Doesn't Improve
Posted on 08/08/2012 5:38:43 PM PDT by RobinMasters
Pollster and political analyst Scott Rasmussen tells Newsmax that if Americans satisfaction with their financial situation does not improve before November, there is no way President Obama will be re-elected.
He also warns that if Romney does not take Florida, he has no chance of winning the White House but adds that Obama is in trouble there because of seniors opposition to Obamacare.
Rasmussen is founder and president of Rasmussen Reports and co-founder of the sports network ESPN. He has been an independent public opinion pollster for more than a decade, and most major news organizations cite his reports.
In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV on Wednesday, Rasmussen discussed the results of his presidential daily tracking poll that showed Obama with a lead over Romney for two days in a row for the first time since June.
First of all, an update: The numbers today are tied 45 percent for Romney, 45 percent for Obama, and the bounce for the president came following last Fridays jobs report.
The initial reaction to it was, boy, it was better than expected 163,000 jobs created, well above the projected numbers. What happened, though, in the last few days, is people have looked a little deeper. Perceptions of that report have declined. And this election is not really about Mitt Romney at all. Its about Barack Obama and the way hes doing his job. And the biggest measure of that are opinions on the U.S. economy.
If consumer confidence moves up between now and Election Day, the president will be a lot better off. As of this morning, though, confidence has fallen. Confidence in the U.S. economy has fallen to the lowest level of 2012.
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Don’t worry Ras. The media will go out there an report the economy is improving and the people will think 0bama is getting it done.
We have too much against us.
The economy is going to radically and dramatically improve during the next 90 days? Only if the news media TELLS us so because it’s not going to happen. TOO MUCH DEBT.
I was not aware of that...
This will not be as easy when we get closer to Nov., the Romney war-room will ponce on it during the news-cycle.. If they don't, it's light out!
What if the economy doesn’t improve and Romney doesn’t win Florida?
I tend to agree. The demographic changes that have taken place in this country make it a very different place than it was in 1980 when Reagan swept in. The number of people who would vote for a 3 legged, 1 eyed dog, as long as it was a Democrat and no matter how bad things are now makes up a significant and rising portion of the population.
Obama has his ACORN buddies on the move.
Who cares if it's the truth or not?
Look, isn’t the economy already “baked into the cake” by this point?
What the HELL can happen in the next 90 days to cheer America up? Economic trends are long term...and Obamugabe’s tenure for 3 years and 7 months has SUCKED.
I doubt he is going to magically create jobs in the next three months.
No, we conservatives have to take the fight on and try to make this a landslide rejection of Obamugabe.
You could have said that during the 1980 election cycle also. In 1976, it looked like the Democrats were settling in for a thousand year reign. With the ugliness of Watergate and the unpopularity of Nixon, Jimmy Carter represented the "hope and change" of a previous generation.
Even in the summer of 1980, despite the worst economy in memory, it was generally accepted by most pollsters and stupid talking heads that Carter would squeak out a second term. But the silent majority spoke and the rest is history.
I believe that 2012 will be another watershed year for conservatives and don't forget, we are riding a wave that began in the 2010 mid-terms and has continued unabated with the special elections that brought us the election of Cruz in Texas and the recall defeat of Gov. Walker in Wisconsin, etc.
Expect Marco Rubio as the VP choice...it the only logical strategy choice and helps Romney with three areas ....Florida, Hispanics, Conservatives
The October surprise....a QE3 money bomb to the US economy in time to boost numbers like a swan song before the 2013 tsunami?
Obama's Reelection Organization, the MSM, stays away from discussing the disastrous economic results of the Obama administration. Will enough people be unaware of our disastrous economy and vote for Obama because the media and schools refused to discuss it until their Fuhrer, Obama, is reelected?
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“He also warns that if Romney does not take Florida, he has “no chance” of winning the White House”
IOW, it could go either way? Or, will we just not elect *anyone* on November?
Wow, I should start a polling company of my own. Thanks RobinMasters.
Greg Garrison mentioned that on the day the unemployment rate is announced (typically first business day of the month), the Obama surrogates and MSM launch a new scandal attack.
Anything to avoid talking about the economy.
The Rasmussen link to ESPN really surprised me also.
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