I had a good chuckle with this Hill item this morning regurgitating the news that Barack Obama has enjoyed a one-day positive blip in the Gallup poll over the weekend.
After struggling to find a winning message, Obama has amped up his role as defender of the middle class and been rewarded with his highest bounce in the polls in months.
Just this week, for example, a Gallup poll revealed that more people viewed him favorably than unfavorably for the first time since July.
Um, yeah, but when this was written he was already back under water at 44/48.
Nice try. He gets a one-day positive surge and it’s worldwide news. Back where he belongs and it’s ignored. Typical.
So if he’s so supremely popular now, why is he at 39% in a potential matchup with Mitt Romney?
Mitt Romney has now jumped to his biggest lead ever over President Obama in a hypothetical Election 2012 matchup. It’s also the biggest lead a named Republican candidate has held over the incumbent in Rasmussen Reports surveying to date.
The latest national telephone survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters favor the former Massachusetts governor, while 39% prefer the president. Ten percent (10%) like some other candidate in the race, and six percent (6%) are undecided.