Skip to comments.LAMBRO: Romney polls overtake Obama-Presidentís approval plummeting
Posted on 08/16/2012 8:45:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Lets get a few things straight about the presidential race between President Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Its not a dead heat anymore.
Everyone knew this was going to be a close race, but as of this week, Mr. Romney moved slightly ahead of President Obama. Not by much, maybe a couple of points, but he clearly has begun to move into the lead.
Heading into July, the race clearly was a tie, with the Gallup Poll showing each candidate at 46 percent in its head-to-head daily surveys. But something happened this week that appears to have changed the political equation.
Perhaps it was Mr. Romneys choice of veteran Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, chairman of the powerful House Budget Committee. Or more evidence of the Obama economys persistent weakness and soaring gasoline prices. Or the tough TV ads Mr. Romneys campaign has begun running after months of being punched around by an avalanche of negative ads in the battleground states.
Whatever the reason, the numbers began slowly but clearly to edge Mr. Romneys way, and Mr. Obamas numbers took a nose dive on his job-approval ratings.
The first indication that Mr. Obamas shaky presidency was taking a tumble came Monday, when the Gallup Polls daily tracking survey showed his job-approval numbers plunging to 43 percent and his disapproval climbing to 50 percent.
Then, on Wednesday, Gallups candidate matchup suddenly was leaning in Mr. Romneys direction, 47 percent to the presidents 45 percent. Thats where things stood heading into Friday.
While a number of factors are contributing to Mr. Obamas slight decline and Mr. Romneys rise in the national polls, there is no doubt the economy and jobs are the biggest factors driving this race...
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I doubt if a former Speaker of the House (the 2nd or 3rd most powerful position in our government) would accept a job normally given to a reporter.
Why then do you go to damascus?
Effendi? For L'awrence!!
Romney did not connect with movement conservatives, like Ryan has. And you get us ‘broken glass’ conservatives rooting for you, and we will drag Romney over the finish line if we have to.
Yeah, that’s what I was thinking. I was going to add another question “would he feel insulted?” to that for the very reason you mentioned.
I do think Newt would do it. He’s always been in it for America. Not for politics or personal gain. For that reason I think Newt would do it.
I can’t believe that Ryan VP pick really took them off their game.
They didn’t plan for it.
They didn’t plan for Romney to go on offense on Medicare.
Now Romney and Ryan better keep being unpredictable and offense.
That is the way to defeat Obama and Axelrod.
Keep that lying deceitful adulterer away from the national scene. We need men that don’t think with their anatomy but actually use the brains God gave them
I think it’s because of a few things:
-As others have rightly pointed out, picking Paul Ryan was one of the best moves Romney has made so far this campaign. Conservatives on the fence about Romney got a major reassurance, and independents are seeing a guy who is experienced, smart, likable, and serious about the issues.
-Obama is out of excuses. He’s four years into a four year term, and people are tired of hearing about what he inherited. They’re tired of bad jobs growth, high fuel prices, and high food prices (something that isn’t get a lot media attention, but matters a lot to families on a budget). Voters are looking for solutions, not empty promises, and Obama has none (solutions, that is).
-Obama/Biden are scaring the heck out of people with their “base rallying” statements, and ticking off people with their increasingly shrill attacks. I’m not going to say negative campaign is ineffective, because history has shown otherwise. But there is a big difference between pummeling someone on the issues and the sort of spew we’re getting out of the Hopey-Changey team these days. I still believe that the overwhelming majority of American voters are, by and large, are a fair-minded bunch. And I believe a lot of those fair-minded folks have a growing disgust for the kinds of things Obama and his team are putting out there.
“Ryan’s selection has HUGELY energized the Conservative voter base and even strongly swung “swing voters” in favor of Romney/Ryan.”
Well, Maybe. However, Palin energized the whoha outta conservatives. Heck, I thought I’d died and gone to heaven; but then on election day I was sure I’d died and gone to hell.
The MSM will do everything in its power to drag Zero over the line ahead of Romney, and lots of voters still think the color of Obama’s skin is the most important consideration in the race. It will take lots of work and money for Romney/Ryan to make a race out of this thing.
“plummeting” is pretty optimistic. On Real Clear Politics there is only one recent poll of likely voters: Rasmussen with Romney +1.
I like that- it would make a great campaign line: After all of Obama’s vacations, America needs a little R&R.
Ryan should brace himself for the Palin Treatment from the MSM. They are going to get desperate. And nasty.
Traditional solid red states which went for Obaama in 2008 are now returning to the fold; it is the purple and blue states which are switching to Romney.
WTF are you doing listening to the NY Slimes for?
The tine 3% "undecideds" are those who are too chicken-sh*t cowed to admit they got scammed by Hopey-Changey and are afraid of being called "raaaacist."
Turn-out? Look at Chik-Fil-A day. I got your turnout right there.
And SEIU and ADFL-CIO have people on the ground, but a LOT of union rank-and-file are going to vote Romney-Ryan. (Look at the coal miners for example; or the auto workers whose jobs have been disappearing...)
Nice try, troll-boy.
RealClearPolitics seems to be a lagging indicator, about 5 days behind because their averages take into account polls from way-back-when that nobody else even remembers. Look at the polls since Congressman Ryan was announced as the VP pick by Governor Romney, especially those since Monday. Different picture, isn’t it?
Both of you are right. “You didn’t build that” probably will be the four words that ended the Obama regime. The other micro evidence that people are ignoring I think is impt: the northern VA poll that only had Zero up 4 in a region he won by 23; the seniors poll in FL showing Mitt leading among the Medicare set; the swing state poll showing Romney leading in OH, VA, and FL.
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