Only 40% Say President Empty Chair Deserves Re-election

Posted by on Sep 04, 2012 at 8:58 am

Frankly, I’m surprised the number is that high.

A majority of voters believe the country is worse off today than it was four years ago and that President Obama does not deserve reelection, according to a new poll for The Hill.

Fifty-two percent of likely voters say the nation is in “worse condition” now than in September 2008, while 54 percent say Obama does not deserve reelection based solely on his job performance.

Only 31 percent of voters believe the nation is in “better condition,” while 15 percent say it is “about the same,” the poll found. Just 40 percent of voters said Obama deserves reelection.

The results highlight the depth of voter dissatisfaction confronting Obama as he makes his case for a second term at this week’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

The desperation should be evident at the convention this week. Expect lots of fiction and relentless hatred directed at Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. When you have nothing to run on,  all that’s left is a Hail Mary pass.

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