As Obama's approval rating continues to be on slippery ground, would one suppose that Americans are finally getting fed up with the statist lurch? Unfortunately, not enough, but the prospects of rising discontent with Obama, particularly in regards to the damage incurred by his economic policies, are becoming more reminiscent of a past one-termer, which we were all the better for, considering his successor.
A recent Gallup poll points to what many of the potential Republican candidates expressed in Monday’s NH Debate, as well as what guys like Rush and Levin are constantly reinforcing, “Obama is absolutely beatable!” The polling service reports that 44% of registered voters said they’re more likely to vote for the generic Republican candidate over the 39% that would re-elect Obama. Frightening that there are still that many Obama Zombies out there; nevertheless, this signifies that those who took a chance on Obama in ’08 have strongly come to reconsider their decision after experiencing his ‘remake’ of America (or ‘botched facelift’, you pick the descriptor). Of course, it’s also important to note that these odds are based on a generic Republican ticket, not a particular named opponent. In that case, Obama seems to maintain a slight lead, as many who’d consider voting for a Republican candidate haven’t yet coalesced around a definitive frontrunner. However, these odds are still striking, especially when considering, as Newsmax further explores, the all-important Independent turnaround:
“Obama’s slide is even more profound with the all-important independent voters who determine the outcome of most presidential elections. By a double-digit, 42 to 32 percent margin, independents told Gallup they would prefer to elect a Republican over Obama in 2012.”
The 10% shift with Independents is significant news showing a huge reversal of where Independents stood when voting Obama into office. Pollster Larry Sabato tells Newsmax, “Obama’s problem is that this economy has never really gotten better, and now we’ve hit a real soft patch. If it’s temporary, and the economy bounces back, Obama can go back on top. But if economic conditions on Election Day 2012 look anything like the ones we see today, the Republican candidate should win.”
Besides not being on solid economic footing by election time, the policies the Obama Administration have implemented will continue to eat away at any potential towards free market prosperity, particularly for the private sector; so if anything, be ready for intensified economic manipulation as the opportune day to change leadership for the better approaches.