As we head into the GOP convention it appears Mitt Romney has the momentum in a new Washington Post poll. Amazingly the sample is 31 D/22 R/39 I, an absurd +9 for Democrat respondents, and Romney still has a slight edge. What you smell is fear and panic at Obama HQ.
All you need to know is right here:
The Post-ABC survey highlights the dominance of the economy as an issue in the 2012 election. Seventy-two percent of voters say the president’s handling of the economy will be a “major factor” in their vote this November.
And by no measure can anyone say Obama’s handling of the economy has been a success.
Not only that, the big red herring for Democrats — Romney’s taxes — do not matter at all with 47% of the voters. Democrats may care because they believe there’s something there, but rational voters simply don’t care.
More bad news for the failed president: A whopping 67% says the country is on the wrong track and an incredible 84% rate the economy as not so good or poor.
Oh, and remember that bogus poll floated immediately after Paul Ryan was selected as Romney’s VP candidate? Well, by 51-30 voters approve of the Ryan pick.
The respondents still think Obama’s going to win, but he won’t with these numbers.
Update from Marc Thiessen: Does Romney has a legitimate shot to win Michigan?