New Rasmussen poll in NC shows Obama’s same-sex marriage bounce

posted at 10:01 am on May 16, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Eight days ago, North Carolina voters added the previously existing statutory language defining marriage as between one man and one woman to their state constitution.  The very next day, Barack Obama — who won North Carolina by 0.3% in 2008 — endorsed the legalization of same-sex marriage.  A new Rasmussen poll shows the predictable consequences, which will likely end North Carolina’s status as a battleground state this cycle:

Mitt Romney has moved out to an eight-point lead over President Obama in North Carolina after the two men were virtually tied a month ago.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Tar Heel State shows the putative Republican nominee earning 51% of the vote to Obama’s 43%. Two percent (2%) like some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided.

That’s a big change from last month when Romney posted a narrow 46% to 44% lead over the president in Rasmussen Reports’ first survey of the race in North Carolina.  Democrats have signaled North Carolina’s importance as a key swing state by deciding to hold their national convention in Charlotte this summer.

Yes, that decision is certainly turning out well for Democrats in and out of the state, isn’t it?

Let’s take a look at the numbers inside the poll.  The D/R/I is pretty even at 36/35/30, probably a good electoral model; in 2008 it was 42/31/27, but obviously the turnout model is going to look different this time around.  Independents break narrowly for Romney, 49/45, but Romney also gets 18% of Democrats while losing only 6% of Republicans.  That 18% of Democrats looks awfully close to the 20.3% that voted “no preference” in last week’s primary rather than cast a vote for Obama, too, for a little independent corroboration of that number.

Romney leads among men 50/44, but does even better among women, 53/41.  That will send a shiver up spines at Team Obama.  Rasmussen uses three age demos, and Obama wins the youngest, but only 50/39, another red flag.  Romney wins wide majorities in the other two, including a whopping 68/30 split among seniors.

Rasmussen didn’t have a favorability question for Obama, but they did test for job approval.  Obama’s underwater at 46/54, slightly better at 49/51 among independents.  Romney’s favorability looks much better at 54/43.  In both cases, there is very little room for change, with almost no one undecided on these questions.  On the economy, 89% rate it fair or poor, with only 10% rating it good; 31% think it’s improving, but 41% think it’s getting worse, while 24% think it’s staying the same.  These are bad numbers for an incumbent President, especially one who just alienated more than 60% of voters the day after they went to the polls.

One more interesting note from the poll: voter-ID laws are remarkably popular, at 80/15.  Two-thirds of black voters support ID checks at the ballot box in North Carolina, a very surprising result given the usual claims that such laws are discriminatory.  Only 26% of likely voters believe that to be true, according to this poll, although black voters split almost equally on that question, 46/44.


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Ouch.

spinach.chin on May 16, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Heh. I never get tired of that picture.

WisRich on May 16, 2012 at 10:07 AM

But…but…Barry can expect a bounce from his 4th appearence on The View! /

BHO Jonestown on May 16, 2012 at 10:07 AM

MITT 2012!

ourulz2000 on May 16, 2012 at 10:07 AM

DWS you have a problem!

ctmom on May 16, 2012 at 10:07 AM

This is turning out to be one helluva day…

PatriotRider on May 16, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Yikes. Bad numbers all the way around(aside from the youth vote which is overrated anyway). North Carolina was never in play in 2012 though. Anyone who thought it would be had to be higher than Obama back in his high school days.

Doughboy on May 16, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Great great news! It seems things aren’t going all that well for bho/team does it?
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letget on May 16, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Sorry, but I don’t buy all of these recent polls attributing Obama’s drop and Romney’s rise to Obama’s gay marriage announcement.

I think it has more to do with the fact that Romney is the inevitable GOP nominee now. The timing of those two things just happened to coincide.

ButterflyDragon on May 16, 2012 at 10:08 AM

So a state that Obama barely won in 2008 and that has gone GOP for most of the last 30 years is looking like a sure bet for Mitt Romney? I. Am. Shocked.

libfreeordie on May 16, 2012 at 10:08 AM

One down, 56 49 to go!

OldEnglish on May 16, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Wow… Barry really got his “Salad Tossed” on that one…

SWalker on May 16, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Faaaabulous!

Uncledave on May 16, 2012 at 10:08 AM

USS Obama is taking on water.

Joe Mama on May 16, 2012 at 10:08 AM

And I live here, the dems will have the lowest voter turnout perhaps ever…they are defeated, disappointed, and confused.

right2bright on May 16, 2012 at 10:09 AM

Romney leads among men 50/44, but does even better among women, 53/41.

Bracky’s doing great among transvestites.

Long haired country boy on May 16, 2012 at 10:09 AM

Two-thirds of black voters support ID checks at the ballot box in North Carolina,

Say it loud and repeat often.

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GadsdenRattlers on May 16, 2012 at 10:09 AM

This is good news. Just stay focused on the economy Romney and keep putting out good ads.

magicbeans on May 16, 2012 at 10:09 AM

Romney leads among men 50/44, but does even better among women, 53/41. That will send a shiver up spines at Team Obama.

…alot of men lack spines it seems!…or brains! 44%?

KOOLAID2 on May 16, 2012 at 10:10 AM

This is turning out to be one helluva day…

PatriotRider on May 16, 2012 at 10:07 AM

I would make that month.

Let it continue.

cozmo on May 16, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Apparently 6% of Republicans are utterly confused as to their political beliefs.

BKeyser on May 16, 2012 at 10:10 AM

I wanna see some numbers for VA and OH.

Rational Thought on May 16, 2012 at 10:10 AM

As it should be.

The Prez coming out as a homosexual in favor of homosexual marriage a few days after NC banned it is borderline offensive to NC voters.

Similarly, people in the South and Southwest aren’t all that impressed with Bark’s DOJ and EPA suing them every five minutes.

CorporatePiggy on May 16, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Sorry, but I don’t buy all of these recent polls attributing Obama’s drop and Romney’s rise to Obama’s gay marriage announcement.

I think it has more to do with the fact that Romney is the inevitable GOP nominee now. The timing of those two things just happened to coincide.

ButterflyDragon on May 16, 2012 at 10:08 AM

That may be true in some areas, but not NC, the proverbial straw was thrown on the camel’s back.
You will see a lot of minorities (read African/American) sitting on the sidelines this election.

right2bright on May 16, 2012 at 10:11 AM

King of the dead cat bounce.

Red Cloud on May 16, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Weren’t things supposed to be getting better for TFGP now that his successful policies have taken root?

Bishop on May 16, 2012 at 10:12 AM

I. Am. Shocked.

libfreeordie on May 16, 2012 at 10:08 AM

…let someone keep throwing water on you…ok?

KOOLAID2 on May 16, 2012 at 10:13 AM

NC wasn’t Obama’s to win anyway.. he took it in ’08 by a handful of votes literally.. this current polling should not be a surprise to anyone – certainly not the DNC or Obama campaigns to be sure. But it does help them feed this narrative of back-wood-gay-bashing-gun-clinging-religion-blinded-dumb-toothless-palin-worshiping-voters.

gatorboy on May 16, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Bishop on May 16, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Can’t you fit dog eating in there somewhere?

cozmo on May 16, 2012 at 10:13 AM

That pic never gets,old

Huge support for voter if laws…..holder are you listenimg?

cmsinaz on May 16, 2012 at 10:14 AM

So a state that Obama barely won in 2008 and that has gone GOP for most of the last 30 years is looking like a sure bet for Mitt Romney? I. Am. Shocked.
libfreeordie on May 16, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Aaaaaaand down comes the bar.

Chuck Schick on May 16, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Shrinkage.

fogw on May 16, 2012 at 10:14 AM

This is what happens when presidents believe polls (which show huge support for teh ghey marriage) vs how people vote at polling places (where teh ghey marriage has never won, not even in California).

wildcat72 on May 16, 2012 at 10:15 AM

The D/R/I is pretty even at 36/35/30

Actually, this is very generous to Republicans. The actual breakdown in registration is more like 43/31/24 D/R/I. However, the poll may be weighted for enthusiasm. Regardless, North Carolina will be flipped back to red (easily) and so will Virginia (and Florida).

SouthernGent on May 16, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Ah, the old “dead cat” bounce!

Loving it!!

Gunlock Bill on May 16, 2012 at 10:16 AM

I would make that month.

Let it continue.

cozmo on May 16, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Yes, team Zero has been taking a beating for at least the last month. Every single tactic they employ blows up in their faces. I agree, let it continue.

dogsoldier on May 16, 2012 at 10:17 AM


But it does help them feed this narrative of back-wood-gay-bashing-gun-clinging-religion-blinded-dumb-toothless-palin-worshiping-voters.

gatorboy on May 16, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Wish I had said that.

Long haired country boy on May 16, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Dead meet cat.

hillsoftx on May 16, 2012 at 10:18 AM

So a state that Obama barely won in 2008 and that has gone GOP for most of the last 30 years is looking like a sure bet for Mitt Romney? I. Am. Shocked.
libfreeordie on May 16, 2012 at 10:08 AM

A state that has been democrat controlled for 114 years…is no longer because of your master…114 years my friend, the longest reign of terror in the U.S., gone because your master is a loser.

right2bright on May 16, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Weren’t things supposed to be getting better for TFGP now that his successful policies have taken root?

Bishop on May 16, 2012 at 10:12 AM

I didn’t get that acronym. Can someone interpret?

jwolf on May 16, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Bracky’s doing great among transvestites.

Long haired country boy on May 16, 2012 at 10:09 AM

And he has the dead vote locked up.

Gunlock Bill on May 16, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Sorry, but I don’t buy all of these recent polls attributing Obama’s drop and Romney’s rise to Obama’s gay marriage announcement.
I think it has more to do with the fact that Romney is the inevitable GOP nominee now. The timing of those two things just happened to coincide.
ButterflyDragon on May 16, 2012 at 10:08 AM

I think the WaPo story backfired. They were hoping it would make Mitt look like a bully. But in these uncertain times, the public’s thinking “I could really use a free haircut”.

Chuck Schick on May 16, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Haha.

The D/R/I is pretty even at 36/35/30, probably a good electoral model; in 2008 it was 42/31/27

Lies. A Rasmussen poll with a6 pt dem drop and a 4 pt rep increase and you think this tracks-based on what? A hunch? If this was the other way around you’d be dismissing it.

Can you mooks keep this up to November? All the bile and vitriol. The distorting and flipping. I think the answer may be yes.

But even you echo chamber nutjobs know that unless you can put together two threads in a row that are about how great Romney is (not including ones that say he’s great because he mocked Barry) come the big dance you will be sadder sacks of shinola than you are now.

tommyhawk on May 16, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Please preezy Obama continue your gay marriage tour this summer. This is a winning issue in the fall. Laughing out loud!

jjnco73 on May 16, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Sorry, but I don’t buy all of these recent polls attributing Obama’s drop and Romney’s rise to Obama’s gay marriage announcement.

I think it has more to do with the fact that Romney is the inevitable GOP nominee now. The timing of those two things just happened to coincide.

ButterflyDragon on May 16, 2012 at 10:08 AM

There may be some truth in what you post but the fact of the matter is that nobody doubted Obama’s position vis-a-vis sodomite unions. This is a checkbook election and even if it were not, gay marriage is not going to be the deciding point of an election.

But that doesn’t mean it was a great idea to pander to homosexuals. By endorsing a divisive position, it gave undecided and or disgruntled voters one more reason to look at the other candidate. Clearly that was the case in NC where Obama could have pushed the issue of gay marriage before the referendum instead of the day after.

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2012 at 10:21 AM

King of the dead cat bounce.

Red Cloud on May 16, 2012 at 10:11 AM

You beat me to it.

Gunlock Bill on May 16, 2012 at 10:21 AM

So a state that Obama barely won in 2008 and that has gone GOP for most of the last 30 years is looking like a sure bet for Mitt Romney? I. Am. Shocked.

libfreeordie on May 16, 2012 at 10:08 AM

It’s not just that Obama’s losing. It’s the margin. If he goes from a virtual tie in NC to losing it by 8 points, imagine that kind of swing in other states. He doesn’t have a prayer if that happens.

Doughboy on May 16, 2012 at 10:22 AM

So a state that Obama barely won in 2008 and that has gone GOP for most of the last 30 years is looking like a sure bet for Mitt Romney? I. Am. Shocked.

libfreeordie on May 16, 2012 at 10:08 AM

So why did they plan their convention in a state in which they had little chance of winning? The fact is they thought they had a shot there, but the reality is your map is narrowing by the day.

But it does help them feed this narrative of back-wood-gay-bashing-gun-clinging-religion-blinded-dumb-toothless-palin-worshiping-voters.

gatorboy on May 16, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Yeah, that’s really a winning message: “If you’re angry at me for the state of the economy and the national debt, you’re a bunch of hayseed hicks.” At this rate, Dick Morris is starting to look like an oracle.

The Count on May 16, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Obviously George Clooney was lying when he told TFGP that endorsing gay marriage would ensure a path to victory in November. If you can’t trust a liberal Hollywood douchebag, who can you trust?

Bishop on May 16, 2012 at 10:22 AM

think it has more to do with the fact that Romney is the inevitable GOP nominee now. The timing of those two things just happened to coincide.

ButterflyDragon on May 16, 2012 at 10:08 AM

They didn’t even ask about gay marriage …
the economy … Healthcare law and the SC …. and job approval ….
those were the high points …

conservative tarheel on May 16, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Bark needs to find some other groups of people to offend.

How about Asians?

CorporatePiggy on May 16, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Down goes Frazier!
Down goes Frazier!
Down goes Frazier!

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on May 16, 2012 at 10:23 AM

So a state that Obama barely won in 2008 and that has gone GOP for most of the last 30 years is looking like a sure bet for Mitt Romney? I. Am. Shocked.

libfreeordie on May 16, 2012 at 10:08 AM

So I guess you won’t be shocked when ODumbo pisses away his reelection. He has already pissed away three states he won and 2008, and he sure as heck ain’t picking up any new states. And I wouldn’t be surprised if we find out in the next two months he has also pissed away Florida and Ohio.

NotCoach on May 16, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Bark needs to find some other groups of people to offend. pander to & have it blow up in his face.

FIFY

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on May 16, 2012 at 10:25 AM

I hope this bears fruit on Election Day. Never underestimate the perfidy and resolve of the folks we’re up against.

Aquarian on May 16, 2012 at 10:25 AM

tommyhawk on May 16, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Yeah, because all of the Democrats clamoring to move their convention out of NC were looking at this poll before it was even released. Moron.

The Count on May 16, 2012 at 10:25 AM

But it does help them feed this narrative of back-wood-gay-bashing-gun-clinging-religion-blinded-dumb-toothless-palin-worshiping-voters.

gatorboy on May 16, 2012 at 10:13 AM

I thought that was how they were explaining West Virginia and the fact that an incarcerated felon got 41% of the Democrat votes and took 10 counties outright.

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Weren’t things supposed to be getting better for TFGP now that his successful policies have taken root?

Bishop on May 16, 2012 at 10:12 AM

I didn’t get that acronym. Can someone interpret?

jwolf on May 16, 2012 at 10:19 AM

The First Gay President.

SWalker on May 16, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Yes, that decision is certainly turning out well for Democrats in and out of the state, isn’t it?

Obviously Team Barry is going to have to readjust that “focus group” they rely on.

On the other hand, Barry is probably banking on the Hollyweed crowd to make up any shortfall in campaign contributions.

GarandFan on May 16, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Landslide!!

faraway on May 16, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Regardless, North Carolina will be flipped back to red (easily) and so will Virginia (and Florida).

SouthernGent on May 16, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Yes!!
Now, how do we get Colorado?

bettycooper on May 16, 2012 at 10:27 AM

I didn’t get that acronym. Can someone interpret?

The
First
Gay
President

TFGP

JoeinTX on May 16, 2012 at 10:27 AM

USS Obama is taking on water.

Joe Mama on May 16, 2012 at 10:08 AM

and listing hard left (of course) and down at the stern …

conservative tarheel on May 16, 2012 at 10:28 AM

And I wouldn’t be surprised if we find out in the next two months he has also pissed away Florida and Ohio.

NotCoach on May 16, 2012 at 10:24 AM

If I’ve got anything to say about it he’ll get Florida… then again, I am (and have been) in a red county since the day I was born.

Aquarian on May 16, 2012 at 10:28 AM

*waves to Obambi* Buh-BYE!

- A North Carolinian

Turtle317 on May 16, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Now, how do we get Colorado?

bettycooper on May 16, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Or probably better asked:

How is Obama going to give us Colorado?

bettycooper on May 16, 2012 at 10:28 AM

NC, you look like Mississippi

faraway on May 16, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Hey Obama, how’s all that pandering working out?

WannabeAnglican on May 16, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Never underestimate the perfidy and resolve of the folks we’re up against.

Aquarian on May 16, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Exactly, and James O’Keefe is documenting it even as we speak…

NC Non-Citizens Voting, Dead Offered Ballots, UNC Officials Embrace Voter Fraud

SWalker on May 16, 2012 at 10:29 AM

How long before we see massive changes in little Bammie’s campaign staff? When will Azzholerod decide to ‘spend more time with the family’? When will Jarrett pull the trigger? Who will be the white knight?

What else? At the rate he is hemorrhaging, little Bammie has to do something drastic.

PS: Someone send them Steve Schmidt’s resume.

slickwillie2001 on May 16, 2012 at 10:29 AM

There aren’t enough illegals, college students and dead ACORN voters in NC to make up that margin.

Now only if the NCGOP could use their brain and run on the 2/3s of blacks wanting Voter ID and 2/3s voting for Amendment One. But, no, they won’t.

LoganSix on May 16, 2012 at 10:29 AM

It’s all because of his name, of course.

wildcat72 on May 16, 2012 at 10:30 AM

I guess women don’t like to compete for husbands.

faraway on May 16, 2012 at 10:30 AM

There aren’t enough illegals, college students and dead ACORN voters in NC to make up that margin.

Now only if the NCGOP could use their brain and run on the 2/3s of blacks wanting Voter ID and 2/3s voting for Amendment One. But, no, they won’t.

LoganSix on May 16, 2012 at 10:29 AM

The “margin of vote fraud” is about 2-3%. Being up 5 is solidly outside the range of the `rats to be able to win by fraud. Within 1% there is a HIGH danger of `rats being able to steal the election with fraud. See Senator Al Franken.

wildcat72 on May 16, 2012 at 10:31 AM

It’s not just that Obama’s losing. It’s the margin. If he goes from a virtual tie in NC to losing it by 8 points, imagine that kind of swing in other states. He doesn’t have a prayer if that happens.

Doughboy on May 16, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Exactly. I think what’s beginning to happen is that, now there’s a single GOP challenger to the president, people are starting to coalesce around Mitt. And, far from the aloof, vampire business persona that Obama wanted to portray Mitt as being, people are beginning to see that Mitt’s actually a pretty nice guy…a bit boring, but still not an arrogant jerk. I think what else is happening is that people are starting to realize that it’s ok to vote against Obama and ok to want him out of office. It’s starting off as a drip, drip, drip, but I think you’ll see it gain momentum and become a full-on torrent of “get Obama the he!! out and put someone in who can fix this mess.” Romney wins in a landslide.

Trafalgar on May 16, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Obviously George Clooney was lying when he told TFGP that endorsing gay marriage would ensure a path to victory in November. If you can’t trust a liberal Hollywood douchebag, who can you trust?

Bishop on May 16, 2012 at 10:22 AM

C’mon, Bishop, these Hollywood douches and douchettes are some of the smartest sheeple on the planet. Don’t believe me, just ask ‘em.

TXUS on May 16, 2012 at 10:33 AM

New Rasmussen poll in NC shows Obama’s same-sex marriage bounce thud.

Paul-Cincy on May 16, 2012 at 10:33 AM

One more interesting note from the poll: voter-ID laws are remarkably popular, at 80/15. Two-thirds of black voters support ID checks at the ballot box in North Carolina, a very surprising result given the usual claims that such laws are discriminatory. Only 26% of likely voters believe that to be true, according to this poll,

What? But but, The Democrats have been saying the opposite on TV every day.? I don’t understand… The Democraps say THEY are the mainstream, that THEY alone represent mainstream America’s values…
How could this poll be?
It’s a LIE! A vast right wing conspiracy I tell you..

RockyJ. on May 16, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Yes!!
Now, how do we get Colorado?

bettycooper on May 16, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Uh, get John Elway to endorse Romney?

Doughboy on May 16, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Eight days ago, North Carolina voters added the previously existing statutory language defining marriage as between one man and one woman to their state constitution. The very next day, Barack Obama — who won North Carolina by 0.3% in 2008 — endorsed the legalization of same-sex marriage. ~~ Ed Morrissey

Wouldn’t you love to see the White House’s internal polling on Obama’s endorsement? If this is his advisor’s idea of deflecting from the REAL ISSUES—THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY—you have to wonder how much more of a toll his stance will take on other key battle-ground states, where Obama won by small margins in ‘08.

Mike Flynn at Breitbart posted a remarkable story yesterday:

Panic: Obama Campaign Already Coming Off the Rails
It’s only Tuesday, but it has already been a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad week for the Obama campaign. Saddled with increasingly bad economic data, the campaign has been doggedly trying to change the subject to anything other than jobs and deficits. We’ve been treated to a mythical GOP “war on women”, a “debate” on birth control, a “road to Damascus” moment on gay marriage, an “expose” of Romney “bullying” in high school, and the burning question of who is a better pet owner. Unfortunately for Obama and his allies in the media, none of it is working.

Yesterday’s CBS/NYT poll makes it very clear that voters care about only one thing: The Economy. The only other issues that registers in the double-digits? Government spending and deficits–not exactly a winning issue for Obama. Not only do voters not care about the social issues Obama and the media are fixated on, there are signs that focus is backfiring. The biggest shift in voter sentiment in the CBS poll was among women, who, in just one month, shifted their support from Obama to Romney. In April, Obama had led Romney by six points among women. Today, women prefer Romney by two points.

More troubling for the White House is that 67% of registered voters believe his “conversion” on gay marriage, which sent coastal hearts aflutter, was based solely on politics, rather than any personal conviction. This is damning for a politicians whose meteoric rise was based largely on his being “above” politics. It is an Exocet missile to his entire political narrative. (be sure to read it all)

Rovin on May 16, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Obama’s biggest risk is that it will become acceptable, “cool” if you will, for younger voters to abandon him.

From talking to my kids and their friends and the missus’s liberal faculty friends, we’re just about there.

AcidReflux on May 16, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Exactly. I think what’s beginning to happen is that, now there’s a single GOP challenger to the president, people are starting to coalesce around Mitt. And, far from the aloof, vampire business persona that Obama wanted to portray Mitt as being, people are beginning to see that Mitt’s actually a pretty nice guy…a bit boring, but still not an arrogant jerk. I think what else is happening is that people are starting to realize that it’s ok to vote against Obama and ok to want him out of office. It’s starting off as a drip, drip, drip, but I think you’ll see it gain momentum and become a full-on torrent of “get Obama the he!! out and put someone in who can fix this mess.” Romney wins in a landslide.

Trafalgar on May 16, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Another factor is that Romney is proving to be an extremely competent candidate, in that he takes NONE of the poo that the monkeys on the left are throwing at him lying down, he responds INSTANTLY and DEVASTATINGLY.

To the point that so far he’s made the Obama campaign look as clueless and incompetent as his presidency.

I never was any Romney supporter but I have to say, even I am getting a little excited about his ability to punch back at Barry “twice as hard”.

wildcat72 on May 16, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Or probably better asked:

How is Obama going to give us Colorado?

bettycooper on May 16, 2012 at 10:28 AM

He’ll ask Payton Manning out on a date. And then say that he was never a fan of George Elway.

VegasRick on May 16, 2012 at 10:38 AM

I think Obama checked out of the job a while ago.

He likes the IDEA of being President, just not the work involved. Never really did, but it’s obvious now. No clue. Perpetual campaigner. Just like everything else in his life, which has all been handed to him.

He’ll get his azz handed to him in November, and his gargantuan ego may suffer, but he’s got a lifetime on the lecture circuit & some real money to look forward to – what does he care, really?

Just an historic embarrassment that will set back the opportunities for far more qualified blacks in the future for decades. Nice work.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on May 16, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Not to worry, Barry. The voters of NC will probably like you much better after they’ve seen one of your proxy groups — OWS — rampaging through NC streets when the DNC convention circus comes to town this summer.

AZCoyote on May 16, 2012 at 10:39 AM

It’s starting off as a drip, drip, drip, but I think you’ll see it gain momentum and become a full-on torrent of “get Obama the he!! out and put someone in who can fix this mess.” Romney wins in a landslide.

Trafalgar on May 16, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Your keyboard to God’s ears!

It has never been a problem for me but I think there are some people who have to figure out that it really is okay to vote against the socialist even if he is black.

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2012 at 10:40 AM

It’s a LIE! A vast right wing conspiracy I tell you..

RockyJ. on May 16, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Let me break the matrix down for you:

Lie + Lie = Lie
Lie + Truth = Lie
Truth + Lie = Lie
Truth + Truth = Truth

Unless you are a liberal, in which case flip the results to the right after the = sign….

Turtle317 on May 16, 2012 at 10:40 AM

The economy is horrid, unemployment high, millions even discouraged from looking for work, housing prices in the toilet, food and gas prices rising, debt piling up, record numbers on food stamps, US dollar losing value …

But at least we can trust that Obama is on the side of gay marriage. Unless a state votes against it, he supports that. Well, he says that, but, really, he’s for gay marriage. In his heart. You just wait until his second term! Gay marriage for all. For all who are gay. You know what I mean.

Paul-Cincy on May 16, 2012 at 10:41 AM

I think Obama checked out of the job a while ago.

He likes the IDEA of being President, just not the work involved. Never really did, but it’s obvious now. No clue. Perpetual campaigner. Just like everything else in his life, which has all been handed to him.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on May 16, 2012 at 10:38 AM

I don’t think Barry ever CHECKED IN to the job. His typical workday is maybe 4 hours long (if that). He’s spent more time campaigning, playing golf, and on vacation than he has spent actually WORKING as President, to the point that it’s not even close.

Barry Hussein Soetoro is lazy. Even he admits it.

wildcat72 on May 16, 2012 at 10:41 AM

I never was any Romney supporter but I have to say, even I am getting a little excited about his ability to punch back at Barry “twice as hard”.

wildcat72 on May 16, 2012 at 10:38 AM

+1,000 – I kinda liked Mitt (3rd or 4th choice) but as time goes on he is looking very strong and competent.

VegasRick on May 16, 2012 at 10:42 AM

I think Obama checked out of the job a while ago.

He likes the IDEA of being President, just not the work involved. him.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on May 16, 2012 at 10:38 AM

What work has he ever liked? Besides writing books about himself?

Paul-Cincy on May 16, 2012 at 10:43 AM

It’s the economy and we are not stupid.

gerrym51 on May 16, 2012 at 10:43 AM

I think the WaPo story backfired. They were hoping it would make Mitt look like a bully. But in these uncertain times, the public’s thinking “I could really use a free haircut”.

Chuck Schick on May 16, 2012 at 10:20 AM

I hope you are right. But in the Rasmussen Daily tracking poll, Romney’s lead has decreased from +7 and +8 to +1 today after the WaPo story came out.

galtani on May 16, 2012 at 10:43 AM

He likes the IDEA of being President, just not the work involved. Never really did, but it’s obvious now. No clue. Perpetual campaigner. Just like everything else in his life, which has all been handed to him.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on May 16, 2012 at 10:38

No, he likes the perqs of the Presidency. It is the motorcades, entourage, taxpayer-paid vacations, media attention, and status that he is fighting for. The work of the job, not so much. With the exception of foreign affairs, he pretty much lets the cabinet run their departments without Presidential oversight.

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2012 at 10:43 AM

I think bounce in the title needs to be “bounce.” I initially thought Obama’s numbers had gone UP. :)

bobs1196 on May 16, 2012 at 10:44 AM

I hope the RNC is paying attention to Maryland. The Democrats just yesterday defined “the rich” as $100,000 for a single and $150,000 for a “married” couple. My husband and I are considering a divorce—which is very strange, since gays are clawing to keep their “right” here to get “married”. If you are married, you are penalized for being rich at $50,000. Oh, and that’s just the start of being part of the “1%” here….if your $150,000 a year bought you a 3-bed, 2-bath house which has gone down in value since anyone who can leave this place has left with their cash, the state is turning over the responsibility for paying the outrageous state-employee salaries and benefits to the counties. That 3 bedroom house will no longer be in your filthy rich budget when the county increases your property taxes.

No wonder all those people from Fairfax drive to Pax River every day.

Portia46 on May 16, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Lies. A Rasmussen poll with a6 pt dem drop and a 4 pt rep increase and you think this tracks-based on what? A hunch? If this was the other way around you’d be dismissing it.

The national move has been away from Dems and into Independents. The 4+ for R’s represents 2010.

Can you mooks keep this up to November? All the bile and vitriol. The distorting and flipping. I think the answer may be yes.

But even you echo chamber nutjobs know that unless you can put together two threads in a row that are about how great Romney is (not including ones that say he’s great because he mocked Barry) come the big dance you will be sadder sacks of shinola than you are now.

tommyhawk on May 16, 2012 at 10:20 AM

I think you need to read your own posts.

You write as if you’re a beacon of generosity, when the only reason you’re even here is to spew bile and vitriol.

See, it’s called projection.

Anybody who frequents an opposition website, just to start fights, is displaying great levels of anxiety.

budfox on May 16, 2012 at 10:46 AM

I think bounce in the title needs to be “bounce.” I initially thought Obama’s numbers had gone UP. :)

bobs1196 on May 16, 2012 at 10:44 AM

I think the cat gave it away in the picture, though….

Turtle317 on May 16, 2012 at 10:47 AM

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