Friday, April 13, 2012
Beginning of the end
I have been amused by pundits who have cited fairly consistent poll numbers showing Obama beating Romney by four or five points as evidence that he will cruise to reelection. Romney has been running to the RIGHT during the primary so he can win the nomination. He will now start running to the center to win the general election. Also, he has had a year of opponents pummeling him while Obama has not really had anyone going after him. So how long will it take for the new election dynamics to take hold? Now. First poll I've seen after Santorum bowed out has Romney beating Obama head to head. It also shows Republicans far more interested in the election than democrats. Most importantly, Obama's DISAPPROVAL numbers have topped 51%. You cannot be elected if more people disapprove of you than approve of the job you are doing.