Gee, it all seemed as if that re-election was in the bag for Obama just a week ago.
Republican Mitt Romney holds a slim edge over President Obama in a head-to-head matchup, a Fox News poll released Thursday shows. In addition, the poll finds the president’s job rating has dropped to its lowest point of the year.
In a presidential matchup, Romney tops Obama by 46-44 percent if the election were today.
As with every Romney-Obama matchup in the past six months, the race is so tight that it is within the poll’s margin of sampling error. This, however, is only the second time the Fox News poll shows Romney on top. The first time was November 2011, when he was also up by 2 percentage points.
The poll was conducted Monday through Wednesday. On Tuesday, Rick Santorum suspended his presidential bid — giving Romney a clear path to the Republican nomination.
More Republicans (42 percent) than Democrats (32 percent) or independents (34 percent) say they are “extremely” interested in the upcoming presidential election.
Even so, the strength of party support in the matchup is dead even: 85 percent of Democrats back Obama and 85 percent of Republican back Romney.
Among the highly sought after group of independents, the poll found 43 percent back Romney and 37 percent Obama.
How worried is Obama? He actually denounced his good friend Hilary Rosen for her incendiary comments about Ann Romney.
President Barack Obama is denouncing criticism of Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s wife by a Democratic consultant who said Ann Romney “hasn’t worked a day in her life.” Obama says there is no tougher job than being a mom.
Obama cited his wife, Michelle, and his own mother as examples. In an interview with Cedar Rapids, Iowa, television station KCRG, Obama said raising a family is work. He said anyone who would argue otherwise should rethink their statement.
Let this mark a watershed moment in his presidency: It’s the first time he’s hinting at an apology for his minions offending Americans. Expect a lot more to come as his re-election hopes fade.