Gallup: Voters don’t share Obama’s class-warfare priorities

posted at 2:01 pm on July 30, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

So far, Barack Obama has tried to discuss nearly every issue but the one about which voters care most — jobs and the economy.  Obama and his campaign have tried offering distractions such as same-sex marriage, contraception mandates, and hiking taxes on the rich.  According to the latest Gallup survey, Obama’s effort has missed the mark entirely:

Creating good jobs, reducing corruption in the federal government, and reducing the federal budget deficit score highest when Americans rate 12 issues as priorities for the next president to address. Americans assign much less importance to increasing taxes on wealthy Americans and dealing with environmental concerns.

In more bad news for Team Obama, the distraction strategy isn’t working even among Obama’s supporters:

Supporters of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney likely disagree on how best to address the major issues facing the country, but they both rate job creation and reducing government corruption among their top priorities for the next president.

The Obama effort to play the class-warfare card doesn’t play at all among voters in general, with tax hikes for the wealthy coming in dead last among the dozen issues included in the Gallup survey.  It doesn’t even play well among Obama supporters, where it also comes in dead last.  Job creation comes in at #2 for both Romney and Obama supporters, with the federal deficit slightly more important among the former and affordable health care taking the top spot among the latter.

Byron York believes this to be a warning to Team Obama that they are allowing Romney and the Republicans to gain a critical edge in the campaign:

The point is not that any of the goals listed by Gallup is insignificant.  The point is that Americans prioritize what they want their political leaders to do, and right now, the things that are on top of the voters’ list — creating jobs, reducing corruption, and cutting the deficit — are issues that Mitt Romney and Republicans in Congress have been stressing every day.  And the goals the president has been stressing are simply not at the top of voters’ concerns.

Actually, I think this is worse than Byron thinks.  Just as with the character attacks and the earlier poll from The Hill, the Gallup results show that Team Obama has been almost entirely unsuccessful at setting the narrative for voters.  Successful candidates can set the narrative and get voters interested in their issues, and so far, Obama has failed to move attention at all from his poor record on job creation and economic growth.

Mitt Romney has a new ad out today hitting Obama on the issue that voters actually do care about:

Titled “The Right Kind of Leadership,” the ad hits on just the problem demonstrated by Team Obama’s lack of success in issue orientation.  They’re not leading — not from in front or behind.

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Of course we don’t!

Scrumpy on July 30, 2012 at 2:03 PM

….angrymike…!!!

KOOLAID2 on July 30, 2012 at 2:03 PM

…oh NO!…you’re not SAYING…
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…it’s the ECONOMY stupid…!!!

KOOLAID2 on July 30, 2012 at 2:05 PM

I DO NOT share anything that bho/team has done on any issue, EVER!
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letget on July 30, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Obama has failed to move attention at all from his poor record on job creation and economic growth.

just like the BP oil spill, he’s looking out for whose a$$ to kick……

/look in the mirror .

ted c on July 30, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Damn :( /Sarc

Conservative4ev on July 30, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Obama: “You Didn’t Build That”

America: “Oh, Yes We Did!”

ted c on July 30, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Still not real happy with the ad work coming out of the Romney campaign. Seriously, guys, get Ron Paul’s ad people or AXR’s ad people on board. They produced some killer stuff in the last year.

JohnGalt23 on July 30, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Uh, Americuh, uh, Americuh will, uh, become, uh, a lot, uh, cleaner and, uh, will have, uh, more jobs if, uh, we can, uh, have a, uh, class war against the, uh, rich enemies of, uh, Americuh.

- Barack Obamuh

This message was approved by me, Barack Obamuh.

Gallup Poll Approval Rockets To 51%

OhEssYouCowboys on July 30, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Nice ad, just not STRONG enough!!

Obama won’t listen to what the people want…

Romney is saying the right things… He just needs to BRING it!!

Anyone with any sense at all can see right through what O is doing, it’s all he has got, he doesn’t have a positive record to stand on.

Defeat Obama!

Scrumpy on July 30, 2012 at 2:07 PM

In other words, “The majority of U.S. voters don’t share Obama’s racist priorities.”

Lawrence on July 30, 2012 at 2:07 PM

It doesn’t even play well among Obama supporters, where it also comes in dead last.

we’re so behind, we’re even behind our own peeps…!

/getting pwned

ted c on July 30, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Every Marxist worth their salt knows that class warfare strengthens economies.

antipc on July 30, 2012 at 2:08 PM

The Dems are hosing the country, they’re hosing their own campaign. This race just should not be close. Are you telling me “likeability” is what many people will base their voting on in November?

Bitter Clinger on July 30, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Another great ad:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdWyxXBQvyM

GOPRanknFile on July 30, 2012 at 2:11 PM

As if Obama gives a rip what Americans think.

The Rogue Tomato on July 30, 2012 at 2:12 PM

The poll data are skewed… look at the % of dem voters polled vs repub and indie… SKEWED I tell ya!

Don’t believe the numbers…

Romney IS on top and in front…

LSM/Pollsters are doing it’s uttmost to make it seem as though O has the edge, when in fact he doesn’t…

The lying liars lie!!

Scrumpy on July 30, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Bloomberg literally wants everybody on a teet.

Obama’s “from diapers to Depends” is a blatant failure.

Maybe the US electorate is still not as dumbed down as Obama and the media want them to be.

Suffocate, media, in your active participation in the charlatanry.

May all the Marxists catch something very bad.

Schadenfreude on July 30, 2012 at 2:13 PM

They don’t share in Obama’s war on women either.

Schadenfreude on July 30, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Julia was a complete flop.

Fluke Obama and his marxist thugs.

Schadenfreude on July 30, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Normal people don’t care if someone gets rich. As long as the economy is growing.

Democrats don’t quite understand that.

lorien1973 on July 30, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Ok, but we need to start hitting home with the things the voters do care about. Some say that O’s strategy is flopping, but why are the polls not moving (much) for Romney, when for months in a row this president has committed one idiotic anti-business gaffe or radical leftist proclamation after another?? And, also, what about the Generic Congressional Ballot (http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/generic_congressional_vote-2170.html), where today the Democracy Corps poll has it tied, where Repubs had had leads of up to 5 points or more. Things are going south, and forget about Dick Morris who’s just saying what we want to hear to help his pocketbook, we are this close if we don’t shake thing up to losing the presidency and not gaining the senate.

Something is wrong, and we don’t know what it is. We have to get under the skin of the voters. We have to get people really really upset about Obama [and the Dems]. No more velvet gloves, we don’t have that luxury. And we have to delve into the firebrand issues: the new morality (gay militancy), immigration gone wild, Muslim encroachment (as the Ground Zero Mosque etc!), and O’s apologetic attitude toward our country. And Obamacare… hard! Push buttons. And make more of an issue of the out the control govt than the short-term economy. (Everyone seems to be saying that election is about the economy… look what that’s getting us, screwed! Once Obama has an up week [as at their convention which occurs after ours], we’ll be down 5 to 10 points in the polls just a few days before election day unless we change the way we’re doing things!).
This election is about the soul of the country, not the economy. Even Romney agrees. It’s about whether we are going to some degree be a conservative country, OR move headlong into a dismal leftist abyss. It’s not about the economy. Change they way we are approaching this election or we could just as likely lose it. Really.

anotherJoe on July 30, 2012 at 2:15 PM

I left that movie disgusted.
libfreeordie on July 30, 2012 at 10:43 AM

jawkneemusic on July 30, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Every Marxist worth their salt knows that class warfare strengthens economies.

antipc on July 30, 2012 at 2:08 PM

There is no salt in Utopia. Salt was a bourgeoisie seasoning that was used to enhance the flavor of boiled turnips. In Utopia, boiled turnips are good … period.

OhEssYouCowboys on July 30, 2012 at 2:15 PM

OT: Check Breitbart. Shyte just got real.

Sekhmet on July 30, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Naked Socialism is an ugly thing.

faraway on July 30, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Obama to tzars: Make more food stamp programs available, stat!

Archivarix on July 30, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Yes, and small-l libertarians like the killer-writers at Zero Hedge apparently don’t share Mr. Romney’s priorities: http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2012-07-28/american-borat

casuist on July 30, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Romney’s criminally low tax rate
 
urban elitist on July 28, 2012 at 8:08 PM

rogerb on July 30, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Successful candidates can set the narrative and get voters interested in their issues

BO is too busy:

Obama Spent Sunday Playing You-Know-What

by Keith Koffler on July 30, 2012, 11:01 am

President Obama went golfing Sunday for the 103rd time of his presidency, leaving just before noon and returning to the White House almost five and a half hours later.

Obama made it the typical low key affair, golfing at Fort Belvoir with White House aides Marvin Nicholson, Michael Brush and Joe Paulsen.

It was his eleventh time out this year. Not too many for him, but August is coming.

Cody1991 on July 30, 2012 at 2:17 PM

OT: Check Breitbart. Shyte just got real.

Sekhmet on July 30, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Something tells me the Obama campaign will pay 10 times that amount for the LA Times to keep the tape buried.

Doughboy on July 30, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Something tells me the Obama campaign will pay 10 times that amount for the LA Times to keep the tape buried.

Doughboy on July 30, 2012 at 2:18 PM

I figure the Breitbart gang’s plan is one of the following:

1. Keep upping the ante, day by day, ratcheting pressure on the LA Times upwards.

2. They have the tape already, and this stunt is serving to obscure their source.

Not sure which—but it would be interesting to watch this tape…oh…some time in October…

Sekhmet on July 30, 2012 at 2:22 PM

New York City and other major cities have many people who make over $200,000 per year. Obama considers these people rich, but when you are paying $8,000 a month rent to live in a decent neighborhood that is not really wealthy. These people are for the most part Obama supporters. Is it any wonder the enthusiasim among some of his own supporters is down on this issue?

steel guy on July 30, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Go mitt!

They’ll double down on stupid because of their internal polling

cmsinaz on July 30, 2012 at 2:29 PM


The Dems are hosing the country, they’re hosing their own campaign. This race just should not be close.

Yes, I agree that our Democrat brothers and sisters are hosing the country, and hosing their campaign. But how does it follow that the race should not be the close if the Democrats are hosing their campaign? The race would not be this close if the Obamas had not hosed the country, specifically the economy–they would be far ahead–and since whatever tactical redemption they could hope for from their strategic failure in the form of a well managed campaign is beyond their competence to produce, they founder on that front as well. This makes sense to me.

The question for me is why Romney has not been able yet to produce break-out numbers in swing-state polling. I would expect him to be behind nationally as he is neither an incumbent nor, technically, even the GOP candidate. But with the economy in a free-fall the way it is I would also expect to see trend-lines beginning to form by now as they began to form in the summers of 2006, and in 2008, in especially GOP suburban neighbourhoods where housing prices had begun to collapse. Is this a function of Team Romney’s inability to reach them with a coherent message? This is what I would like to believe. The alternative hypothesis is scarier, this is the notion that the U.S. middle classes are so shattered that they can no longer deliver a signal clear enough to be detected in the polls in the form of trend-lines.

casuist on July 30, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Something tells me the Obama campaign will pay 10 times that amount for the LA Times to keep the tape buried.

Doughboy on July 30, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Obama: “Just put the bill on the taxpayers’ tab, David.”
Axelrod: “Natch, my lord.”

Finbar on July 30, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Nice Ad…stress the positives and use BHO’s own words against him. The one ad I would love to have ready is during the World Series, to show BHO throwing the baseball like a girl and to use BHO’s words against him, pick any subject.

bhawknine on July 30, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Team Obama has been almost entirely unsuccessful at setting the narrative for voters.

That’s only because the voters are interested in the economy.

Something Barry would rather not talk about. Go figure.

GarandFan on July 30, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Read this:

http://race42012.com/2012/07/10/poll-analysis-grossly-democratically-skewed-poll-shows-dead-heat/

This is why… every time a poll is taken, the dems are polled more to skew data…

Scrumpy on July 30, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Yepper scrumpy

Lsm is going to run with skewed polls for as long as possible

cmsinaz on July 30, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Good ad Team Romney…

… Keep using Pantload’s own words and record against him.

Although, we are within a hundred days of the election…

… You might want to warm up that Death Star thingy.

Seven Percent Solution on July 30, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Julia was a complete flop.

Fluke Obama and his marxist thugs.

Schadenfreude on July 30, 2012 at 2:14 PM

…Julia got laid!

KOOLAID2 on July 30, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Because of how things work in Europe most people never dream of becoming even moderately wealthy, of improving their economic lot in life. Upward economic mobility is fairly hard to find in Europe. So most Europeans are more inclined to buy into class warfare and they will vote for socialist policies that take care of them cradle to grave. They can look forward to no better than that. And that is how European elites get voted in and stay in power, while preserving their own economic status by quashing the economic competition upward economic mobility breeds.

However, improving one’s economic lot in life, upward economic mobility, has historically been very possible in America. It has been part of the American Dream. Historically Americans have been less inclined to buy into class warfare and attacks on wealth. Most have wanted to become wealthier and believed that was possible.

Obama is hoping Americans have changed enough to reelect him — that is his own personal Hope’N Change.

farsighted on July 30, 2012 at 2:41 PM

This is how out of touch this honcho is. Vote him out and get that Jarrett person out too.

jake49 on July 30, 2012 at 2:41 PM

President Obama went golfing Sunday for the 103rd time of his presidency
 
Cody1991 on July 30, 2012 at 2:17 PM

 

Obama, of course, has spent fewer days on vacation than W. had at this point in his presidencty.
 
I assume he covers his own greens fees.

 
urban elitist on July 28, 2012 at 8:26 PM

rogerb on July 30, 2012 at 2:41 PM

The Dems are hosing the country, they’re hosing their own campaign. This race just should not be close. Are you telling me “likeability” is what many people will base their voting on in November?

Bitter Clinger on July 30, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Really! or maybe its not personal likeability maybe it’s.. they like his no strings approach to handouts.

MrMoe on July 30, 2012 at 2:42 PM

The question for me is why Romney has not been able yet to produce break-out numbers in swing-state polling. I would expect him to be behind nationally as he is neither an incumbent nor, technically, even the GOP candidate. But with the economy in a free-fall the way it is I would also expect to see trend-lines beginning to form by now as they began to form in the summers of 2006, and in 2008. Is this a function of Team Romney’s inability to reach them with a coherent message? This is what I would like to believe. The alternative hypothesis is scarier, this is the notion that the U.S. middle classes are so shattered that they can no longer deliver a signal clear enough to be detected in the polls in the form of trend-lines.

casuist on July 30, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Nope, you will see the change in numbers in Aug and Sep…it’s also that I think this year more than ever before are waery of talking openly about their support for x or y, the demonization and anathema if you state anywhere that you are against O and his policies took its toll on people…they know better than talk about it, or answer questionanires/surveys honestly…. so I think they are up to a big surprise at the polls in NOv, and by ‘they’ I mean the dems…as it is, I believe the polls are and will be useless for a while, probably until the first exit polls, where they can actually measure voter turn out…

jimver on July 30, 2012 at 2:42 PM

‘People are weary’ that is…

jimver on July 30, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Something tells me the Obama campaign will pay 10 times that amount for the LA Times to keep the tape buried.

I’m sure they would but the Obama campaign will have no way of knowing if a source comes forward to Breitbart.

If someone has the tape and wants to sell it to the highest bidder, blackmailing Obama would be a dangerous idea. Maybe Breitbart is just trying to sweeten the pot for someone who wants the truth to come out.

Mayday on July 30, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Something tells me the Obama campaign will pay 10 times that amount for the LA Times to keep the tape buried.

Doughboy on July 30, 2012 at 2:18 PM

I figure the Breitbart gang’s plan is one of the following:

1. Keep upping the ante, day by day, ratcheting pressure on the LA Times upwards.

2. They have the tape already, and this stunt is serving to obscure their source.

Not sure which—but it would be interesting to watch this tape…oh…some time in October…

Sekhmet on July 30, 2012 at 2:22 PM

On that terrible night when obama won in Nov 2008 I called the LA Times:

As soon as someone answered I simply said “Thank you”, the person asked for what and I told them thank you for hiding the truth from the American people to help elect one of the most radical thugs to ever run for office. Thank you for showing your extreme bias to make us all suffer and hiding the truth from us —

Of course I barely got the first sentence out before having to leave the rest on voicemail.

Scumbags!

LevinFan on July 30, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Yes, and small-l libertarians like the killer-writers at Zero Hedge apparently don’t share Mr. Romney’s priorities: http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2012-07-28/american-borat

casuist on July 30, 2012 at 2:16 PM

killer-writers? For the Ron Paul/OWS crowd?

It is well known that this guy is a mealy mouthed hypocrite, impossible to pin down.

However, there are to things that are absolutely clear. His unabashed support of Israel and Wall Street.

It is no coincidence that these are also his primary sources of financing.

If he is elected you can expect yet another war and another financial gang bang because as much as Franken Dodd is a toothless piece of work, he thinks that it is too onerous on the banksters.

Obozo has his own set of issues..

Night Owl on July 30, 2012 at 2:46 PM

OT: Check Breitbart. Shyte just got real.

Sekhmet on July 30, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Something tells me the Obama campaign will pay 10 times that amount for the LA Times to keep the tape buried.

Doughboy on July 30, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Given the billing for this tape, the Chinese and Russians are probably after it too, or maybe they already have it.

slickwillie2001 on July 30, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Voters don’t share Obama’s class-warfare priorities

I hope this is true, but have some concerns. IF the President is correct that there are enough takers voting versus givers (taxpayers), then the only way to become President in future elections will be to outbid your opponent with more and more give-aways.

NotEasilyFooled on July 30, 2012 at 2:50 PM

farsighted on July 30, 2012 at 2:41 PM

You are right on, describing the EU mindset… EU has been at this a lot longer than here, but beware, that EU mindset is ever creeping forward and we do have that mentality here, cradle to grave govt assistance and support… it’s ALL Obama knows… it’s all his minions know, “Free Obama Money”!

He is working very hard to corrupt the american spirit and turn this country into a ‘class’ society…

The handwriting is on the wall…

As I see it, those who want C to G care from the govt, will be voting for him… all we can do is remind people of the great american spirit of, to coin a phrase, Yes WE can!

Our spirit is alive and craving for the opportunity to thrive, under Obama, this will cease…

Scrumpy on July 30, 2012 at 2:50 PM


And we have to delve into the firebrand issues: the new morality (gay militancy), Muslim encroachment (as the Ground Zero Mosque etc!),

Sorry and with all due respect Joe, that plays into the hands of the democrats..

It’s the economy and jobs that matter.. stay on point you win

Get distracted by things most americans care little about.. you’ll lose..

At this time, Americans primarily care about feedings their children and paying their bills.. not what Larry and Jerry are doing in their own home(s)..

theblacksheepwasright on July 30, 2012 at 2:51 PM

…oh NO!…you’re not SAYING…
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…it’s the ECONOMY stupid…!!!

KOOLAID2 on July 30, 2012 at 2:05 PM

..he may not be saying it, but hear tell that Obama is hiring The Cohibatator to say it at the NC convention. Gonna be just like that mind-boggling press conference that Obama done run oft from.

The War Planner on July 30, 2012 at 2:56 PM

If Obama can’t win on class warfare – and I don’t think he can – then he won’t win.

Basilsbest on July 30, 2012 at 3:00 PM

We definitely need a like button.

DanaSmiles on July 30, 2012 at 3:04 PM

It worked!

Look, a squirrel!!

KMC1 on July 30, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Every Marxist worth their salt knows that class warfare strengthens economies.

antipc on July 30, 2012 at 2:08 PM

There is no salt in Utopia. Salt was a bourgeoisie seasoning that was used to enhance the flavor of boiled turnips. In Utopia, boiled turnips are good … period.

OhEssYouCowboys on July 30, 2012 at 2:15 PM

true that!

workingclass artist on July 30, 2012 at 3:11 PM

I watched Megyn Kelly’s show today. She had some shocking poll numbers from Rasmussen. A vast majority of those polled (as in two-thirds of them) do not believe their children will be better off than they are. The misery index is rising.

Mitt, you need to jump on these polls and use them to your advantage.

Philly on July 30, 2012 at 3:40 PM

President Obama went golfing Sunday for the 103rd time of his presidency, leaving just before noon and returning to the White House almost five and a half hours later.
Cody1991 on July 30, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Well, at least he wasn’t spending 5.5 hours in the First Church of G-d Damn America! Or any other church either. That would be divisive you know.

/s

Marcola on July 30, 2012 at 3:45 PM

I thought the ad was fine. Let Obama yell and look angry. Mitt looks calm and presidential by comparison.

bluealice on July 30, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Looks like the democrats are putting Gay Marriage into the platform…

Anything to avoid Obama’s record on the Economy and it looks like the Texas Economy is slowing down, no doubt due to Texas absorbing the glut of economic refugees frm all over the country for 3 years.

“The Democrats’ platform drafting committee voted to include language backing same-sex unions at a meeting in Minneapolis over the weekend…”

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-News-Wires/2012/0730/DNC-moves-to-include-gay-marriage-in-platform

workingclass artist on July 30, 2012 at 4:02 PM

There is no salt in Utopia. Salt was a bourgeoisie seasoning that was used to enhance the flavor of boiled turnips. In Utopia, boiled turnips are good … period.

OhEssYouCowboys on July 30, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Next you’ll be telling me that thirstytwo ouncers and chocolate rations have been prohibited in Utopia.

antipc on July 30, 2012 at 4:06 PM

“so I think they are up to a big surprise at the polls in NOv, and by ‘they’ I mean the dems…as it is, I believe the polls are and will be useless for a while, probably until the first exit polls, where they can actually measure voter turn out…”

That is flat out ridiculous, imo.

When was the last time there was a “big surprise” at the polls in a Presidential election? Obama was supposed to clobber McCain and he did. Bush was narrowly leading Kerry and he won narrowly. Bush and Gore were in a dead heat, and it was historically close. Clinton was heavily favored over poor old Bob Dole and clobbered him. Clinton was favored over Bush and beat him. Bush was solidly ahead of Dukakis and kicked his rear end. Reagan was demolishing Mondale in the polls and demolished him. Reagan had moved ahead of Carter in the last polls (except Gallup) and won. Etc, Etc, Etc.

If Romney is not ahead in the polls, he is not going to win. There are no major upsets in Presidential elections.

gumbyandpokey on July 30, 2012 at 4:41 PM

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JET SKI!
BULLY!!
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TarheelBen on July 30, 2012 at 5:35 PM

HORSES!
DOGS!
HAIRCUTS!
JET SKI!
BULLY!!
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TarheelBen on July 30, 2012 at 5:35 PM

LOL!, forgot one.

RICH!

Bmore on July 30, 2012 at 6:06 PM

The question for me is why Romney has not been able yet to produce break-out numbers in swing-state polling. I would expect him to be behind nationally as he is neither an incumbent nor, technically, even the GOP candidate. But with the economy in a free-fall the way it is I would also expect to see trend-lines beginning to form by now as they began to form in the summers of 2006, and in 2008. Is this a function of Team Romney’s inability to reach them with a coherent message? This is what I would like to believe. The alternative hypothesis is scarier, this is the notion that the U.S. middle classes are so shattered that they can no longer deliver a signal clear enough to be detected in the polls in the form of trend-lines.

casuist on July 30, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Nope, you will see the change in numbers in Aug and Sep…it’s also that I think this year more than ever before are waery of talking openly about their support for x or y, the demonization and anathema if you state anywhere that you are against O and his policies took its toll on people…they know better than talk about it, or answer questionanires/surveys honestly…. so I think they are up to a big surprise at the polls in NOv, and by ‘they’ I mean the dems…as it is, I believe the polls are and will be useless for a while, probably until the first exit polls, where they can actually measure voter turn out…

jimver on July 30, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Polls are skewed right now. Polling more Dems. Simply based on turnout in 08. Forecasting is what polls do.. based on history.

A record number of Republicans did NOT vote in 08. They sat home and pouted because of McCain. They will be out in droves in November. A huge silent majority out there than most of us are not aware. Vote goes to Romney.

Redford on July 30, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Once Mittens gets in, he needs to put Sarah Palin in charge of the energy dept. That’ll get s**t movin’ I’ll bet.

Need to get rid of the EPA or downsize it to about 4 or 5 people an put it under Sarah’s energy dept.

Eliminate the dept of ed. an send it to the states to take care of.

Vodkanockers on July 31, 2012 at 10:18 AM