Jay Cost explains

April 19, 2012

Why Obama is an underdog:

For a simple reason: A majority of Americans do not think Obama is doing a good job, and they have thought that for a very long time.

Now, let’s be clear. It is not an overwhelming majority of Americans, not by any stretch. We are not in Nixon ’74, Carter ’79, or Bush ’08 territory with Obama. However, we have seen a durable 50-55 percent of Americans either disapprove or at least not approve of his job performance for quite a while.

5 Responses to Jay Cost explains

  1. Sandra Fluke's Uterus on April 19, 2012 at 10:48 am

    As gasoline keeps sailing along through the summer around $5 per gallon
    and people have to cancel, change or greatly limit their summer plans

    Odummy’s poll numbers will keep dropping like a stone. He’s toast.

    Skyrocketing energy costs is mostly his doing. The failed stimulus is tattoo’d across his forehead. The massive unemployment has Obama’s name all over it. The upscale of foreign wars (and unconstitutional wars) are all his doing.

    And that’s just for starters. Obama is an incompetent failure and he will lose by a landslide. Trust me, it will not be as close as the squishy pundits are saying.

  2. anonymous un-RINO on April 19, 2012 at 11:06 am

    All true, Obambi sucks, and his approval rating 6-8 months ago was down at Gallup 38. My dog could beat an incumbent at Gallup 38. Even Willard could beat an incumbent at Gallup 38.

    But ever since Willard came along these past few months, Obambi’s been climbing. He’s been at Gallup 45-48 for some time now, and that puts him 3-5 points away from reelection. He could just as easily drop as rise, but vs. a lying progressive crapweasel? That’s the wild card here.

    Obambi has no right to even be in this race, but nonetheless and given Willard, it’s a coin flip as of today.

  3. setnaffa on April 19, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Sooner or later the pollsters are going to need to stop polling only Blacks known to vote Democrat (i.e., that’s the only group where one could get as high as 45% approval)

  4. unclefred on April 20, 2012 at 5:08 am

    At this point Obama, in polls that reflect current voter demographics, is running 2%-3% behind his job approval rating. That is somewhat unusual. Remember that the approval response typically has five choices, weak or strong approval and disapproval, and no response/don’t know. Obama’s strong disapproval runs around double his strong disapproval. Further in polls where his overall approval rating is up around 48% his does not deserve reelection number is around 49% vs 45% deserves relection.

    Apparently there is a small contingent of the electorate who for whatever reason do not disapprove of Obama’s job performance, but have decided that he has to go. Maybe they don’t hold him responsible for the mess, but are tired of his administration. If it holds into November, that 49% does not deserve reelection number with 5% undecided is the end of his administration.

  5. bobo on April 20, 2012 at 9:51 am

    He’s an under”DOG” lol… and that’s not a good thing to be in the Obama household.