It is getting increasingly difficult for Barack Obama’s cheerleaders to find something to get excited about. The silly faces in the media who believe Obama is on his way to a landslide victory have nothing positive to point to when they insist he is “right on track.” Leftist pollsters are embarrassing themselves by resorting to ridiculously over-polling Democrats to squeeze out any kind of a lead for their hero.
Legitimate polls are telling a quite different story.
Last Friday, Rasmussen reported Obama trailing Mitt Romney 48/43 among likely voters which is bad enough, but his accompanying reports leave those predicting a “big” win for Obama next November little to be happy about.
Rasmussen also found that while both John Boehner and Mitch McConnell had slightly higher negative than positive ratings, both Harry Reid (27/48) and Nancy Pelosi’s (31/60) positive/negative ratings are seriously upside down.
Bad ratings for Reid and Pelosi aside, Rasmussen also reported far worse news for Obama and his party. His generic ballot numbers now show huge 46/36 lead for the GOP. A ten point generic spread is the stuff Election Night tsunamis are made of because they translate to 30 to 40 seats changing hands in the House and another 12 in the Senate. If this was mid October, a generic spread this big would virtually guarantee Obama would lose by 8 to 12 points.
On Monday, Gallup released its new survey results, and although they speak to registered voters (not necessarily likely voters), they reported that Obama is trailing 47/45. Nevertheless, Gallup also found just 7% are undecided. This is more trouble for Obama because “undecideds” most often vote against an incumbent. Moreover, this leaves a very small pool of even potential voters for Obama to try to attract.
Finally, there is indirect bad news for Obama from Wisconsin. A new Public Policy Polling survey shows Governor Scott Walker with a solid lead over either one of his potential Democrat opponents in the coming recall election. He leads one by 5 points and the other by 7 points as the election draws nearer. A repudiation of unions (Walker’s main enemies in a strong Democrat state like Wisconsin) would send shock waves across the political landscape and further dampen rank-and- file Democrats’ will to fight.
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