As GOP candidates continue to gear up to take on President Obama in 2012, what are the sentiments of the American majority? How are they feeling about the economy, our President, and his policies? Let’s take a quick peek at some polls, shall we?
**Daily Presidential Tracking Poll: “21% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-three percent (43%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -22”
**Health Care Law: “The number of voters who Strongly Favor repeal of the national health care law ties the highest level reached in several months … 57% at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care law”
**Upper Income Confidence Plunging: “Over the first three weeks of August, Gallup’s Economic Confidence measure has been at its lowest level since March 2009. Confidence has fallen among Americans of all income levels, but plunged among upper-income Americans making $90,000 or more a year.”
**Support for Libya jumps but no bounce for president: “Obama still gets low marks on the economy, and previous polling suggests that the number who think the economy is the number one issue is 12 times higher than the number who were principally concerned about Libya. As a result, Obama’s overall approval rating now stands at 45 percent, with 54 percent saying they disapprove of the job he’s doing in office, virtually unchanged since mid-July.”
**Views on economy, Obama role sour: “The survey found that 86 percent of adults see the economy as ‘poor,’ up from 80 percent in June. About half — 49 percent — said it worsened just in the past month. Only 27 percent responded that way in the June survey.”
- IBOPE Zogby:
So, what does all of this tell you?
It’s actually quite simple: President Obama is in trouble. All it will take to defeat him in 2012 is for a candidate to successfully articulate his failures—and his commitment to the overspending and big-government policies that Americans don’t want. He will be savvy with his rhetoric, so candidates must be prepared for him to cloak deceit and failed policies in phony pro-middle class, pro-jobs jargon. And he will count on—and lean on—the mainstream media’s perennial support.
Hold our President accountable. Call it like you see it. Demand principled, gutsy leadership from the Right. Vet the heck out of GOP candidates in order to leave the strongest, most capable, boldest contrast to Obama standing.
This President’s abysmal record is simply not difficult to beat. Now let’s get to it.