CNN poll: Obama’s job approval back to 50%; Update: Obama leads all GOP candidates in swing states

posted at 6:38 pm on February 15, 2012 by Allahpundit

The economy’s looking up and, thanks to our … unfortunate field of GOP presidential candidates, Republican enthusiasm’s looking down.

This is the fourth national poll in two weeks in which O’s hit 50 percent. Dude, I’m nervous.

The president’s approval rating has edged up three points from last month and is up six points from November. The last time Obama’s approval rating was at 50% or above was last May, as a result of the killing of Osama bin Laden, and it stayed there for about a month before fading…

The survey suggests that the contentious Republican primary season has decreased enthusiasm among Republican voters, virtually erasing the “enthusiasm gap” that promised to provide the ultimate GOP presidential nominee with a major advantage in the fall. In October, 64% of Republicans said that they were extremely or very enthusiastic about voting for president, compared to only 43% of Democratic voters. GOP enthusiasm since that time has tumbled 13 points, to 51%, virtually the same as the Democrats’ level of enthusiasm.

Republicans actually outnumber Democrats in CNN’s sample of registered voters so there’s no obvious reason to suspect the data. The GOP enthusiasm trend (the columns represent “extremely,” “very,” “somewhat,” “not too,” and “not at all” enthusiastic):

Back in October, the field was still huge and we were proceeding apace through the “anyone can win” wheel o’ frontrunners. Three months later, when the January poll was taken, Romney had just won New Hampshire (and Iowa, we thought at the time) so the race suddenly felt like a foregone conclusion. A month later the race is unsettled again, but it’s nastier than ever and no one’s thrilled with their options. I wonder what the numbers look like next month if we get another good jobs report and if the vote splits three ways on Super Tuesday.

Beyond that, Ron Brownstein of National Journal noted yesterday that Obama’s numbers head to head against Romney across various demographics are starting to look a lot like his numbers against McCain four years ago, a sign that the disgruntled Hopenchange coalition might be piecing itself back together. Of special note: The One does six points better against Romney among white women voters than he did against McCain in 2008, and bear in mind that Romney is the stronger of the two top Republican candidates among women right now. He leads Santorum in that demographic by nine points, which is nothing new for RS: He lost women in his 2000 Senate victory and got clobbered among women in his landslide defeat to Bob Casey in 2006. Gonna be a lot of gender politics, starting with his old comments about contraception being “harmful to women,” in the general election if he’s the nominee.

On the other hand:

Romney and Gingrich are perceived as candidates of the rich whereas Santorum is seen as more blue-collar. But even as between Mitt and Newt, there’s a distinction. When tea partiers are asked whether Gingrich favors the rich or the middle class, they split 35/53. (Santorum’s split is 15/65.) When they’re asked about Romney, though, behold:

If even a majority of core conservative voters thinks one of the GOP’s candidates is biased towards the rich then Team Hopenchange clearly has very fertile populist ground on which to attack him in the general. For further reading on that, I’ll leave you with this Nate Silver piece provocatively titled, “Why Obama Will Embrace the 99 Percent.” In key swing states like Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, and Indiana, there are enough working-class white voters to make a big difference to Obama’s margin against Romney if he can exploit perceptions that Mitt’s in the pocket of the, ahem, “one percent.” Santorum would be much tougher for him to beat on that point — but of course, potentially much easier for him to beat among women. Who’s more electable ultimately?

Update: Meanwhile, Fox News says O is up against everyone in a broad regional poll of swing states. Dude, I’m nervous.

These swing states fall into three regional tiers. The Rocky Mountain tier includes Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico. The Rust Belt tier includes Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. And the Dixie tier includes North Carolina, Florida and Virginia.

Across these states, Santorum performs about as well as Romney in matchups with the president.

The swing-state voters back Obama over Romney by 8 percentage points and Santorum by 9 points.

Note: Obama does trail in certain individual swing states. In Ohio, Romney leads him by six and Santorum leads him by three.

Update: Even Obama girl seems ready to vote for him again.


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I don’t believe it. Just like the job numbers and so forth are a farce, so are these numbers.
Anyway, the campaign hasn’t started yet. The GOP is still fighting among themselves. None of these polls matter right now until we have one candidate running against Obama with a clear message for America.

JellyToast on February 15, 2012 at 6:41 PM

His wink isn’t as cute as Ms. Palin’s, though.
;)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on February 15, 2012 at 6:41 PM

That’s it, shut down the election. Nothing to see here.

Apologetic California on February 15, 2012 at 6:41 PM

But we just can’t lose…so say over 1/2 the HotAirHeads.

Limerick on February 15, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Get ready for a beat down. :/

aryeung on February 15, 2012 at 6:41 PM

$5 gas should take care of this mighty quick

Also people are tired of the primary. Once we have a candidate – the enthusiasm will go back up.

gophergirl on February 15, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Americans really are stupid.

Of course, when we offer alternatives Santorum, Gingrich and Romney, It kinda makes sense.

1984 in real life on February 15, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Four big government statists walk into a bar.

mythicknight on February 15, 2012 at 6:42 PM

you’re mean, allah. No, scratch that….you’re malevolent….

ted c on February 15, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Well, by definition, 50% of the people are below the median intelligence level.

LilyBart on February 15, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Thanks for the grins

Wade on February 15, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Don’t worry guys, keep voting GOP. They’re here for us.

Notorious GOP on February 15, 2012 at 6:44 PM

$95 dollar Gas tank fill-ups will fix that in a New York Minute.

portlandon on February 15, 2012 at 6:44 PM

So suddenly we think the peeps will tune in, digest, and ‘do the right thing’?

You folks read too many power of positive thinking books.

Limerick on February 15, 2012 at 6:44 PM

When the wheels fall off this thing, the architects of doom will escape blameless.

Valiant on February 15, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Key here: CNN poll

Seems in 2010 the GOP picked up a whole lot more than polls said. Also, wasn’t Carter going to win a 2nd term?

At any rate, Who is John Galt?

kirkill on February 15, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Wait till gas hits $5 gallon …then will see how his poll numbers are doing

The Ugly American on February 15, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Palin 2012

oldmans on February 15, 2012 at 6:45 PM

But we just can’t lose…so say over 1/2 the HotAirHeads.

Limerick on February 15, 2012 at 6:41 PM

We already have people here declaring to vote for the idiot if their candidate is not the nominee.

You are not alone, but I am getting my family set up to vote Obama if it is Romney. They understand what reputation means, and Romney will destroy the (R) reputation.

astonerii on February 15, 2012 at 5:59 PM

We have some brilliant folks around here/

JPeterman on February 15, 2012 at 6:45 PM

No way around it, all our candidates suck

steel guy on February 15, 2012 at 6:46 PM

I blame Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich and conservatives who think they are more important than winning.

tomas on February 15, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Dude, I’m nervous.

I moved beyond the nervous stage a few weeks ago. I’m now in the acceptance stage. We have to start working at keeping the House and trying to take the Senate. There is no white knight that’s going to come riding out of the chaos to save us from these a-holes we are stuck with.

Mark1971 on February 15, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Key here: CNN poll

Seems in 2010 the GOP picked up a whole lot more than polls said.

Most waves, like 2010, underperform how large that wave really is.

Notorious GOP on February 15, 2012 at 6:46 PM

It’s over . . . time to look for a desert island with cheap housing. Wherever it is I guarantee it will beat the hell out of this country after four more years of Obama.

rplat on February 15, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Well, by definition, 50% of the people are below the median intelligence level.

LilyBart on February 15, 2012 at 6:43 PM

True. That’s the main issue. And the Democrats know how to go after stupid people. I’ll bet you 50% of the people think Republicans now want to ban contraceptives. They are just gullible sheeple.

kirkill on February 15, 2012 at 6:46 PM

I’m not too worried. When the gas prices are over $4 a gallon, that’s going to plummet quickly.

dukecitygirl on February 15, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Horse patootie. This poll will never be vetted by an actual vote. Therefore, it is worthless.

J.E. Dyer on February 15, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Uh … so?

darwin on February 15, 2012 at 6:47 PM

this is okay, its fine, its just an attitude adjustment and I doubt that it has much in the way of truth in it. I mean, Jimmah lost in a landslide during a worse time geopolitically than we are currently in, well, almost worse. We are worse off economically than Jimmah’s last term. There is a lot of time between now and then. At this time in 2008, HRC and BHO hadn’t even started slugging it out yet. Even more so, key events in late 2008 pushed homeslice over the finish line.

ted c on February 15, 2012 at 6:47 PM

I don’t believe it.

Believe it.

But we just can’t lose…so say over 1/2 the HotAirHeads.

You don’t say. Well anyway, conservatives aren’t the most realistic people in the world. I’ll take a libertarian like Ronald Reagan any day.

Random on February 15, 2012 at 6:47 PM

But we just can’t lose…so say over 1/2 the HotAirHeads.

Limerick on February 15, 2012 at 6:41 PM

We couldnt lose if we had not had this poor group of people running. Our house and senate leadership hasnt helped matters over the past few months.

Sultanofsham on February 15, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Anybody know anything about Costa Rica? Because my family is seriously thinking about getting out of Dodge if this Commie gets re-elected.

BeachBum on February 15, 2012 at 6:48 PM

We are so screwed. Conservatives have the knives out for Romney but haven’t rallied behind any candidate in particular, and Romney goes nuclear on anyone who threatens his weak-frontrunning position. We need a new candidate to emerge from the convention, or we are absolutely toast.

Lawdawg86 on February 15, 2012 at 6:48 PM

You are not alone, but I am getting my family set up to vote Obama if it is Romney. They understand what reputation means, and Romney will destroy the (R) reputation.
astonerii on February 15, 2012 at 5:59 PM

You and your family are being foolish.

Perhaps you should all consider the Supreme Court over your next dinner.

Oh and the healthcare bill. And no don’t give me that horse sht about romneycare. We have a shot at repealing it with Romney. NONE with Obama.

blatantblue on February 15, 2012 at 6:48 PM

At least it looks like we are going to nominate a big government SoCon Nazi, so we got that going for us…

BuckNutty on February 15, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Well, that settles it. It’s now OK to cancel the election.

platypus on February 15, 2012 at 6:48 PM

We have to start working at keeping the House and trying to take the Senate.
Mark1971 on February 15, 2012 at 6:46 PM

We might lose both if Obama wins.

Apologetic California on February 15, 2012 at 6:48 PM

What the heck did you think would happen Allahpundit?

ConservativeLaw on February 15, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Dude, I’m nervous.

Typical Beta Male/Mittbot response.

Look, 2-yr Greek Bonds just broke 225%.
Oil already started to skyrocket with the Iran issue.
Etc, etc.

It’s going to a looooong summer and fall.

Norwegian on February 15, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Blame Newter for his dishonest attacks on Romney’s record and spouting off Occupier rhetoric. Ever since than Obummer’s numbers have been on the rise and all the candidates on the decline.

Roymunson on February 15, 2012 at 6:49 PM

It’s over . . . time to look for a desert island with cheap housing. Wherever it is I guarantee it will beat the hell out of this country after four more years of Obama.

rplat on February 15, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Dude it’s February. Look at how many people have been on top of the GOP primary polls. You can’t trust any media polls right now.

If this poll looks the same say October 31 – then I’ll get nervous.

gophergirl on February 15, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Well, by definition, 50% of the people are below the median intelligence level.

LilyBart on February 15, 2012 at 6:43 PM

And 5/4ths of the American people don’t understand fractions

steel guy on February 15, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Frankly I do not give a flying fit about polls. Wait till voting time for those who might lie to vote to give bho the boot? If bho wins again, my heart aches to say this, my county is sol! Oh well you young ones voting will have to help us and your children out to see bho and any like isn’t elected!

I have faith our country will do what is right to survive come election time.
L

letget on February 15, 2012 at 6:49 PM

I’m really not worried about Obama being ‘ahead’, what I’m worried about that he keeps breaching 50 despite obejectively an economy even worst than Bush’s.

Apologetic California on February 15, 2012 at 6:49 PM

This is the fourth national poll in two weeks in which O’s hit 50 percent. Dude, I’m nervous.

I see what you did ther, AP.

VibrioCocci on February 15, 2012 at 6:49 PM

POTUS polls are meaningless until GOP picks a candidate…

mjbrooks3 on February 15, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Eric Erickson’s embrace of the SMOD is looking more and more like a wise investment by the day.

Myron Falwell on February 15, 2012 at 6:49 PM

No friggin way Obama wins again. I refuse to believe that there are that many idiots among us.

HotAirian on February 15, 2012 at 6:49 PM

What a load of horse squeeze. The Repub candidate hasn’t even begun his campaign against O.

Intrepid767 on February 15, 2012 at 6:49 PM

CNN poll or not, we’re f%&#ed. At this point, if the Messiah for Progressivism is pulling 50% in even one poll, he’ll squeak through.

And if he squeaks through, it’s not four more years of Obama that we should fear as much as the generation (or more) of progressivism that we’ll have to deal with due to things like Obamacare.

Pope Linus on February 15, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Eh, what’s another 6 trillion of debt at this point?

Chuck Schick on February 15, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Obama approval is up not because of the economy – it’s barely noticeable on paper and not at all on people’s pockets – but because he has been off the heat for months now.

I said that the GOP needed to end the primary quick to have a chance. But the retards populating our party had to have their way and a prolonged primary. I hope it’s the last time people listen to those fouls.

joana on February 15, 2012 at 6:50 PM

No friggin way Obama wins again. I refuse to believe that there are that many idiots among us.

HotAirian on February 15, 2012 at 6:49 PM

There are that many idiots among us.

Myron Falwell on February 15, 2012 at 6:50 PM

I’m speaking politically here, not ideologically or even like I’d wish to see happen:

We have four hopes at the moment.

1) The primary is just pissing people off and making Obama look like the adult, so it’s driving people to him. Primary ends and Republicans have a nominee that may change. It’ll suddenly be one-on-one.

2) Gas prices. Even NBC is covering skyrocketing gas prices and analysts expect them to keep climbing. Higher prices at the pump erode household budgets, small business bottom lines, and can slow down the economy.

3) Europe. The Dow sunk 100 points today on Grecian debt fears and the Q4 retraction. The situation there isn’t improving much and may in fact get more unstable. That will impact our economy as well.

4) The wildcard factors. Pound home on the deficit, Solyndra, Fast and Furious, and everything else we can (rightfully) stick on the administration. Defeat by a thousand paper cuts.

Again, not saying this from an ideological standpoint. And I must stress, I wouldn’t wish these factors on the country. But it’s the political reality at the moment.

amerpundit on February 15, 2012 at 6:50 PM

I’m not enthusiastic about voting either, but (to borrow from another poster at HA from the 2010 elections, I’ll still crawl through broken glass and then swim through lemon juice to vote for Anyone But Obama.

toby11 on February 15, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Anybody know anything about Costa Rica? Because my family is seriously thinking about getting out of Dodge if this Commie gets re-elected.

BeachBum on February 15, 2012 at 6:48 PM

It’s hot, and has volcanoes. When I was there, it was still 3rd world, but I do know a lot of ex-pats are flocking there.

I think I’ll try Belize, better SCUBA diving.

kirkill on February 15, 2012 at 6:51 PM

“Well, by definition, 50% of the people are below the median intelligence level.”

“True. That’s the main issue. And the Democrats know how to go after stupid people.”

Sure, but so do Republicans: on average, degree of self-identified religiously is inversely correlated with IQ test scores.

There is no evidence that — on average — Democrats have lower intelligence. This is simply wish-casting.

Random on February 15, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Why do you even report a CNN poll? It’s embarrassing for HotAir to be reporting garbage as if it’s even remotely real news.

Gregor on February 15, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Very nice of Palin to have thrown her hand grenade into this room full of Second Raters today.

Might shake things up.

victor82 on February 15, 2012 at 6:52 PM

4 more years of Obama? Are you kidding me? Not even close.

Try 30 more years of Obama.

You think he’s out of our lives in 2016? Puhleeze.

BardMan on February 15, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Yeah, it’s just the CNN dumba$$ poll of the week, oh, wait, aren’t all their polls that?

stukinIL4now on February 15, 2012 at 6:52 PM

But the retards populating our party had to have their way and a prolonged primary. I hope it’s the last time people listen to those fouls.

joana on February 15, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Agree, and it is Romney’s fault. He was never going to win it anyways, but keeps prolonging the pipedream by wasting his Super PAC millions.

Norwegian on February 15, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Anybody know anything about Costa Rica?

They have no standing army.

Mark1971 on February 15, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Elections aren’t won in February, nor are they lost.

Whoever thought it would be cakewalk to beat a sitting incumbent was off his rocker

Even Carter and Reagan were in a dead heat a few weeks before the election.

PackerBronco on February 15, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Maybe folks should click over to CNN and look at the internals, such as they are, and actually read the questions asked. Pretty biased poll, if you ask me and, of course you didn’t so go look for yourselves.

whbates on February 15, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Eh, what’s another 6 trillion of debt at this point?

Chuck Schick on February 15, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Wow, setting your sights rather low! Complete economic collapse and take over by China is more like it. The libs would love that. Bringing Amerikkka down to size.

kirkill on February 15, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Have any of you read today’s headlines? All full of sunshine and roses and how Obama has saved us from the horrible economy Boooosh left him. It’s hard to fight against the media, even if most sane people would know the unemployment numbers are trumped up…

sandee on February 15, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Even Carter and Reagan were in a dead heat a few weeks before the election.

PackerBronco on February 15, 2012 at 6:53 PM

If we had a Reagan-like figure now I would be a lot more confident.

Mark1971 on February 15, 2012 at 6:54 PM

I blame Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich and conservatives who think they are more important than winning.

tomas on February 15, 2012 at 6:46 PM

I blame Mitt Romney and liberal Republicans who think they are more important than winning.

See what I did there?

Spliff Menendez on February 15, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Obama’s numbers head to head against Romney across various demographics are starting to look a lot like his numbers against McCain four years ago

EXACTLY as explained, at length and ad nauseum, to Team Pompadour’s unblinking adherents on this site; only to hear them parrot, in crack-brained unison, “… but this isn’t 2008!!! SQUAAWWWWWWK!!!”

What is that famous saying about “not learning from” something or other, and being “doomed to repeat” it…?

Kent18 on February 15, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Even Carter and Reagan were in a dead heat a few weeks before the election.

PackerBronco on February 15, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Um … according to the worthless polls, yeah. Meaningless propaganda. Keep reading them sheeple. Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

Gregor on February 15, 2012 at 6:55 PM

No friggin way Obama wins again. I refuse to believe [insert whatever disfavored belief here: whether personal life-outcome, political, or evidence-based metaphysical reality of the world we live in].

HotAirian on February 15, 2012 at 6:49 PM.

Spoken like a true “conservative”.

Random on February 15, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Maybe folks should click over to CNN and look at the internals, such as they are, and actually read the questions asked. Pretty biased poll, if you ask me and, of course you didn’t so go look for yourselves.

whbates on February 15, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Are you Rush Limbaugh? There’s nothing wrong with the questions asked. You just made up that stuff.

joana on February 15, 2012 at 6:55 PM

I have to say, if America is too stupid to get this election right, I’m going Galt.

beatcanvas on February 15, 2012 at 6:55 PM

I blame the business side of the republican party. The people who make money by pretending to be a conservative and keeping the profits they make by selling books, bloggers, professional talkers. These people make more money, which they keep, when Obama is in office. They have a clear conflict-of-interest and they have given Obama his job back.

Jailbreak on February 15, 2012 at 6:55 PM

I think I’ll try Belize, better SCUBA diving.

kirkill on February 15, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Belize has gotten dangerous. Beware.

JPeterman on February 15, 2012 at 6:56 PM

How many of those polled are on welfare/work for government ?

burrata on February 15, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Even Carter and Reagan were in a dead heat a few weeks before the election.

PackerBronco on February 15, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Gallup Poll 05/31/1980 (5 months before the election)

Carter 58%
Reagan 32%

Norwegian on February 15, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Big Deal.

“Polls” are for strippers and cross-country skiers.

Stu Gotts on February 15, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Perfect storm of bad news a coming for Obama…

albill on February 15, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Does anyone else see a problem with hoping gas prices go up to $5.00 a gallon to save our election chances?

We seriously can’t field a candidate good enough to beat Obama straight up, so we are hoping for an economic meltdown? Sad.

1984 in real life on February 15, 2012 at 6:56 PM

*religiosity

Random on February 15, 2012 at 6:56 PM

I blame Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich and conservatives who think they are more important than winning.

tomas on February 15, 2012 at 6:46 PM

I blame Mitt Romney and liberal Republicans who think they are more important than winning.

See what I did there?

Spliff Menendez on February 15, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Not really sure which candidate sucks the least but but is the end, they all suck

steel guy on February 15, 2012 at 6:57 PM

No way around it, all our candidates suck

steel guy on February 15, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Not that I disagree that they “suck” though I would not go that far, but beating an incumbent is always about how people feel about the incumbent’s record. If you are okay with it, then there is generally no incentive to vote otherwise.

If the economy is going well, or at least headed in the right direction to enough Americans, this race is over and Obama wins, even if the GOP candidate is the purist conservative with the last name Reagan. Obama has always polled well as a person, but as a President he has polled low because of his results, but if things get better, he will be impossible to beat.

cd98 on February 15, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Allah that’s the perfect photo for this post. It’s as if he posed for your headline. Too funny…..sigh he’s gonna clean the second string’s clocks.

Brokered Convention = Republican Survivability.

Dr Evil on February 15, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Gallup Poll 05/31/1980 (5 months before the election)

Carter 58%
Reagan 32%

Norwegian on February 15, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Thread winner I believe.

gophergirl on February 15, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Gee, I can’t imagine why there would be an enthusiasm gap among GOP voters. We swept them to historic wins in 2010, and what do we get (on the national level)? Everything Barack and the democrats wanted.

SouthernGent on February 15, 2012 at 6:57 PM

No friggin way Obama wins again. I refuse to believe that there are that many idiots among us.

HotAirian on February 15, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Why do you think he won in the first place?

neuquenguy on February 15, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Gallup had Carter at 55% in March 1980…

mjbrooks3 on February 15, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Meanwhile, Fox News says O is up against everyone in a broad regional poll of swing states. Dude, I’m nervous.

Youre nervous??? HA HA HA HAH A HA!!!! I remember you freaking out like somebody yanked your pubes when Romney looked like he had the nomination sewn up.

Youre nervous. HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!! Thanks for the laugh. Keep them hits coming, Allah.

Where is our daily air-head Palin thread?

Jailbreak on February 15, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Jailbreak on February 15, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Yeah, people like you said that Rush Limbaugh was only popular because of Bill Clinton.

kirkill on February 15, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Gallup Poll 05/31/1980 (5 months before the election)

Carter 58%
Reagan 32%

Norwegian on February 15, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Reagan had the Carter economy to run against. If the economy under Obama starts heading in the right direction, it will be game over.

cd98 on February 15, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Jailbreak on February 15, 2012 at 6:55 PM

I don’t think it’s that they want Obama to be reelected because they make more money. The problem is that in order to maintain conservative credibility with their audience they back candidates that are unelectable in a general election.

Mark1971 on February 15, 2012 at 6:59 PM

I thought Romney was the most electable? What ever that means.

oldmans on February 15, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Gallup Poll 05/31/1980 (5 months before the election)

Carter 58%
Reagan 32%

Norwegian on February 15, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Again, that’s our best hope. A late turn-around.

But we shouldn’t be in this position in the first place.

amerpundit on February 15, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Don’t assume anything with this upcoming election. Remember that the people of this nation reelected the major cause of their pain (great depression) 3 times.

chemman on February 15, 2012 at 6:59 PM

The only poll that matters is held next November.

If Obama isn’t booted out of office big time, the suckers deserve all the pain they gain from such a delusional folly.

profitsbeard on February 15, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Gallup Poll 05/31/1980 (5 months before the election)

Carter 58%
Reagan 32%

Norwegian on February 15, 2012 at 6:56 PM

So who’s Reagan in this analogy?

Chuck Schick on February 15, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Don’t worry. When it’s Santorum vs Obama and Rick is hammering away at those critical American issues of abortion, homos, and Christ, surely the whole country will come to Jesus and everything will be fine!

This country has become too stupid to do anything but destroy itself.

Django on February 15, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Gallup had Carter at 55% in March 1980…

mjbrooks3 on February 15, 2012 at 6:58 PM

OK, so where is our Reagan?

Mark1971 on February 15, 2012 at 7:00 PM

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