Sep 18 2012
The Political Industrial Complex (made up of Politicians, their Handlers, Lobbyists, the News Media, etc) have not realized that the 2012 election is going to be Part 2 of the 2010 shellacking of the government-knows-best, government-only-solutions party (i.e., Dem0crats). The fact is you cannot screw up indefinitely, throwing away people’s money and destroying their hard earned wealth, without repercussions. Voters will fire failures.
And this view of the 2012 election cycle has just been confirmed by a new Gallup poll:
A majority of Americans (54%) continue to believe the government is trying to do too many things that should be left to individuals and businesses, although that is down from the record high of 61% earlier this summer. About four in 10 Americans (39%) say the government should do more to solve the nation’s problems.
That is a 54-39% “cooked in” deficit for the Democrats right now. At the national level that spells another Carter/Mondale route. At the State level, that could have (if not for lose-lips Akin) lead to a GOP Senate. And here is the kicker, Independents are solidly against the party of big government:
More than six in 10 independents agree that the government is doing too much.
Here this split is 2 to 1 against (62-29%). There is no way Dem GOTV can fight that kind of defection at the center. None.
Worse yet for the Dems, this is a poll of adults, not likely voters – which means the voting will be worse..
I still maintain that the 2010 insurgent voter is so fed up with government (and the two parties) they are rejecting the pollsters, and therefore represent a very large voter poll not being sampled. If I am right, then today’s tight polls are a fiction, and Obama is the lamest of lame ducks.