Geez, that took long enough. Three and a half years into this unmitigated disaster and finally a majority of Americans are unafraid of being called racist.
Looks like “Blame Bush” may have an expiration date after all.
Fewer Americans believe the economy is getting better and a majority disapproves of how President Barack Obama is handling it, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
Republican challenger Mitt Romney has exploited those concerns and moved into a virtually even position with the president.
Three months of declining job creation have left the public increasingly glum, with only 3 out of 10 adults saying the country is headed in the right direction. Five months before the election, the economy remains Obama’s top liability.
Obama has lost the narrow lead he had held just a month ago among registered voters. In the new poll, 47 percent say they will vote for the president and 44 percent for Romney, a difference that is not statistically significant. The poll also shows that Romney has recovered well from a bruising Republican primary, with more of his supporters saying they are certain to vote for him now.
On the upside for Obama, he and his media lackeys will just move their “Blame Bush” mantra to the Fast & Furious” story now.
About half — 49 percent — approve of how Obama is handling his job as president, dropping him below the 50 percent mark he was above in May. Disapproval of Obama is highest — 55 percent — for his handling of the economy. Still, registered voters are split virtually evenly on whether Romney or Obama would do a better job improving it.
“I’m not going to vote for Obama,” said Raymond Back, a 60-year-old manufacturing plant manager from North Olmsted, Ohio, one of the most competitive states in this election. “It’s just the wrong thing to go. I don’t know what Romney is going to do, but this isn’t the right way.”
In the end come November, that’s what’s it’s all about. Team Obama has tried every possible distraction under the sun, from gay marriage to amnesty to the absurd “War on Women,” and none have any traction with Americans struggling to make ends meet. If the GOP can remind folks they’ll be facing an even more burdensome time with the Bush tax cuts expiring, Obama’s history.
I can’t locate the breakdown of the sample used, so assume like most it uses far more Democrats than Republicans. It would be groundbreaking if they did otherwise.
In the meantime, how ridiculous does that Bloomberg poll from Wednesday look?