Oct 05 2011
A lot of people thought I may have jumped the gun in declaring President Obama a one term wonder after the debacle that was the debt limit debate, but it was not that hard a call. When the man who won on being the post-partisan hope for change failed for the umpteenth time to really lead as a non-partisan, it became clear Obama’s time was over. Poll numbers out today from many quarters confirm again Obama is heading towards a 2012 defeat.
Election 2012: Generic Republican 47%, Obama 41%
There are few poll indicators that spell doom. This is one of them, where the incumbent is polling below 45%. That is almost guaranteed to result in a big loss at the election booth.
The “anyone but Obama” crowd is getting larger and more strident in its opinions, while the president’s base is growing less and less strongly supportive of how he is doing his job.
Forty-three percent of independents — a group the president spent the better part of the last year courting — strongly disapprove of the job he is doing.
To that point: 43 percent of self-identified Democrats said they “strongly” approve of the job Obama is doing, while 74 percent of Republicans strongly disapprove.
“Strongly Disapprove” means lost, not coming back. Gallup has had Obama under water with ‘adults’ for weeks now, many times peaking over 50%. When that transitions to ‘likely voters’ it will be clear President Obama’s days are numbered now.
No wonder. Big Government liberalism has failed. Miserably. The Democrats represent that failure. And Obama is the leader of that failure.