Considering the current occupant of the White House is consistently polling below 50% now, prepare yourselves for a wave of third-party candidate stories from the lamestream media. A challenge from the right may be the only hope for their guy.
Today brings more bad news for Obama. Poor thing.
Mitt Romney has solidified support within his party for the presidential nomination after Rick Santorum’s exit from the race, but is locked in a tight race with President Obama as attention turns to the general election phase of the campaign, the latest New York Times/CBS News poll finds.
Registered voters are evenly split between Mr. Romney and Mr. Obama. The poll finds 46 percent support Mr. Obama, while as many prefer Mr. Romney. Last month’s Times/CBS News poll also showed a close race, with 47 percent supporting Mr. Obama and 44 percent Mr. Romney.
Neither at the Times or at CBS do they release the breakdown of those sampled, so figure it was the typical split of around 40 D/30 R/30 I, meaning Obama’s in even deeper trouble than they want to let on.
So what’s Obama’s real problem? His record.
Update: Geez, this was faster than I thought.
After his mayoral term is over in 2013, Bloomberg will apparently spend more time running his foundation. That’s commendable. But the single greatest act of philanthropy he could do for the country is right now: run for president as an independent, at least long enough to participate in all the debates. If he doesn’t, and this turns into a presidential race to the bottom, he could donate every dollar he has to fix things in America and they’d be wasted, or, more accurately, overwhelmed by our mounting problems. The most patriotic thing Bloomberg could do is become an unpaid lobbyist for the country — and for the next generation of Americans.