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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Romney is ahead by 5 points nationally at least. Take that to the bank.
You didn’t build that, ChikFilA following Obama’s evolution in May, Biden, unemployment, Paul Ryan, Rahm Emmanuel and Menino, campaigning with Sandra the Fluke. Coal miners, Pipe fitters, 99 weeks of unemployment running out and economy no better than when they started. All good news for Obama..
(By the way, here's the more scary thing for the Democrats: Ryan was working as one of the best staffers for the influential Empower America lobbying group in 1995, back when one Steve Forbes was running the organization. It's more than likely that Ryan may have helped Forbes devise the flat tax system that Forbes proposed in 1996. If the Romney/Ryan campaign announces they will support a no-loophole flat tax proposal similar to the Forbes proposal, the race is effectively OVER because you'll never get the Obama campaign to support such a radical income tax overhaul.)
I know this sounds crazy, but as a small business person, I am more angry today about obamas you didn’t build that rant than ever!
Romney Ryan - Rescue and Recovery.
Ryan Rally: Romney beating Obama in new swing states poll
In Florida, 17% Change Vote Because of Ryan VP Pick; Vote Changers by 4:3 are Drawn To Romney
Gallup still polling registered voters so these numbers have to have Obama worried big time.
To top it off, the dem convention will be nothing but a freak show of the bottom dwellers of society.
I volunteered on the Forbes Iowa caucus campaign back in 1996. Nice guy.
And that is by polling +13 Dem
If this happens, I wonder how Valerie Jarrett will tell Obama to handle the situation. As a Chicagoan, she undoubtedly knows that the mayhem at the Democratic convention in 1968 hurt the Democrats' chances in the election. Will she figure that violence in Tampa will hurt the Republicans? (She doesn't seem to be particularly bright.)
I can see an R & R landslide on November 6th from my window.
But demographics is destiny. It’s Obama advantage going into the election with all the big bi-coastal states going for Obama. Traditional solid red states have now become so-called “swing” states and as the NY Times article today points out most of the independents are already decided. It’s now down to a tiny 3% of real “undecideds” in our electorate. It all depends on turn out. The ground game. SEIU and ADFL-CIO have pledged to have some 500,000 troopers on call come the week before election day.
Agreed. Paul Ryan has a secret power that will doom all Dems; he can do arithmetic.
One other thing, the other sides playing their second-string this time. All of ‘bam’s starters are off the field.
We owe ValJar our thanks.
“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.”
I hope we get lots of pictures when the Kenyan and his Wookie are dragged out of the White House. You know they won’t leave without stealing stuff and eating all the food. If it’s not nailed down they’ll take it.
Anyone know if Bill and Hillary ever returned the White House china and stuff?
Do you think it’s possible that Newt be the WH Spokesman?
Not sure if Romney would decide to choose him.
If chosen, not sure if Newt would accept.
More like, If it's not bolted down, they'll nail it...
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.
“If its not nailed down theyll take it.
More like, If it’s not bolted down, they’ll nail it... “
My guess is they have already started shipping off site.
If Romeny’s not ahead by 10+ points come mid-October, the People aren’t paying attention.
Hussein NEVER expected that Romneys people would get down as dirty as his peeps. Now he whines that it’s just not fair that he be treated like he treats others. I am worried though that he will demand civil war on “racist” grounds when he’s not reelected.
Everything I have ever heard or read suggests that the “undecideds” tend to break with 75% of them going for the challenger vs the incumbent. Most polls currently show about 4 percent undecided. Given the above, that says 3 percent will go to Romney.
“I can see an R & R landslide on November 6th from my window.”
So, you are saying that R2 (Romney/Ryan) are going to beat B2 (Barak/Biden)
Any poll that shows dropping approval for 0bama is racist.
“Paul Ryan has a secret power that will doom all Dems; he can do arithmetic.”
DOING the arithmetic is not his secret power. His ability to EXPLAIN it is what will doom the Dems.
If R&R wins in November we are not out of the woods. At the very least Zero will unleash a flood of odious executive orders that will have far-reaching and possibly irreparable consequences. At worst-well, we all have good imaginations and know what could happen. We should all stay on high alert until Jan 20. And maybe thereafter.
McKayla is not impressed.
I wholeheartedly agree. See my tagline..
Some great posts and reasons in this thread...
Let’s add the folks at ‘Crumb and Get it’, the bakery in Radford, Va. who (politely) refused to serve as a backdrop campaign stop for Biden. American workers, citizens, small businesses and military are fed up. I’m beginning to see light at the end of this long dark 4 year tunnel.