Skip to comments.In Colorado Focus Group, Obama Voters Disillusioned
Posted on 06/13/2012 6:31:00 PM PDT by Hojczyk
Last night, veteran Democratic pollster Peter Hart conducted a focus group featuring 12 undecided, ticket-splitting voters in Colorado, which illustrated the tough challenge President Obama faces in winning a second term. He's lost significant ground among these swing voters: Ten of the participants voted for Obama in 2008; only three of them said they leaned towards re-electing him in 2012. In an initial survey taking leaners into account, Mitt Romney led Obama 5-3, with four completely undecided.
Shown some of Romney's campaign speeches, participants commented that he was short on specifics and sounded like a politician.
"I identify with Romney's background, but Obama still has a lot of good ideas out there that haven't quite comes to pass, and I don't know what Romney has out there," said Stephanie Rydalch, 38, a state care provider, leaning towards supporting Romney.
The bottom line: The reactions from the focus group explain why Obama is going hard-negative against Romney - it may be the campaign's only way to win. Most of the participants sounded dissatisfied with president and were ready to make a change, but didn't know much about the challenger, either.
Almost unanimously, the participants said they'd prefer to hang out with Obama over Romney, but no one said that would shape their vote in November. It's a sign that even if Obama holds a significant edge on personal likability, it's unlikely to translate into many votes if they view his job performance unfavorably.
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The comments against Obama seem to be way up????
Colorado will be tough for Mittens.....all the libs from California have moved to the Denver Metro area..and ruined the state
makes no sense , you can’t stand it here because of the smell of the pig farms so you pack up your pig farm and move over there OK
I cannot understand the “personal likability” Gestalt. I’ve seen variations on the “like” factor in too many writings. I had a negative reaction to the man/child the first time I heard it open the mouth. No it’s not the “r” word, I don’t believe. Just got a radar for smarmy, liar types.
...and the rest are just delusional.
I personally wouldn’t want to hang out with either one of them, but my choice being what it is, Romney gets my vote. I’ve had enough Obama saturation to last me several lifetimes. The guy is an idiot. It’s like he said, the guys before him left him holding the bill for their problems, but it isn’t like he didn’t know what he was getting into. If he knew he couldn’t handle it, he should have let someone else have the job, and now that everyone knows he can’t handle it, he needs to shut his silly mouth, and get out. He can leave the next guys his bills, and it’s a sure thing they will handle the job better than he has.
12 swing voters, 10 of which voted for Obama? Did Obama win 83% of votes in 2008?