USA Today Poll: Both Romney and Santorum Lead Fading Obama

Posted by on Feb 27, 2012 at 8:06 am
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Maybe those skyrocketing gas prices are indeed having an effect on the failed president, as a new USA Today poll shows a huge swing in the numbers for Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum and against Obama.

In the poll, Obama lags the two leading Republican rivals in the 12 states likely to determine the outcome of a close race in November:

• Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum tops Obama 50%-45% in the swing states. Nationwide, Santorum’s lead narrows to 49%-46%.

• Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney edges Obama 48%-46% in the swing states. Nationwide, they are tied at 47% each.

Santorum leads both in 12 swing states and nationally, while Romney leads in swing states and is tied nationally.

It’s not just soaring gas prices and a stalled economy boosting the GOP candidates.

The poll suggests that the president’s popularity is dampened by his expansive health care reform law, which 53 percent of voters in swing states and half of voters nationwide perceive as a bad thing. That’s versus just 38 percent of voters in swing states and 42 percent of voters nationwide who see the health care bill favorably.

Maybe if Obama actually did some work instead of flying to fundraisers and watching basketball he’d be in better shape.

This Administration seems to have a “Let Them Eat Cake – but make it a Diet Low Carb Cake” mentality.

President Obama flew to Florida this past week to explain high gas prices.  According to the Washington Post, on his way to Florida this past Thursday, reporters were “perplexed” at the President’s 41 minute flight from Washington, DC to Orlando, Florida taking 1 hour and 15 minutes. The flight was in the air an extra 30 minutes, burning precious fossil fuels.

It does not seem a coincidence that the President landed right at half time of an NBA basketball game between the star studded Miami Heat and New York Knicks.  Some theorized that the President delayed his flight in the air to watch more of the basketball game.

Arrogantly parading around saying you’ve got five more years to do damage surely won’t help.

Another nugget via the Washington Examiner:

Gallup is out with new numbers about President Obama’s health care bill. According to the poll, 47 percent favor a repeal of the law, should a Republican president get elected and 44 percent oppose it. Not surprisingly, Republicans favor repeal by 87 percent and Democrats oppose it by 77 percent.

More importantly, 72 percent of Americans believe that the law’s individual mandate to purchase health insurance is unconstitutional, including 56 percent of Democrats.

It’s a bewildering conclusion. Democrats support Obamacare even though they think part of it is unconstitutional? Perhaps the wording of the first clause, “If a Republican is elected president this November” throws Democrats into defense mode.

More importantly, should the Supreme Court rule the mandate unconstitutional, the most toxic part of the legislation will be removed.

This morning’s USA Today polling numbers show that only 38 percent of voters in swing states view the health care law as a “good thing” while 53 percent of voters think it is a “bad thing.”


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10 Responses to “USA Today Poll: Both Romney and Santorum Lead Fading Obama”

  1. Lightwave on 27/27/12 at 8:29 am

    This poll is devastating to Obamee. Republicans need to be running on one simple question: “Has more government in your health care, your schools, you life improved things at all?”

    GOP would carry 38-42 states in November. Easily.

  2. Occasional Reader on 27/27/12 at 2:38 pm

    “… reporters were ‘perplexed’ at the President’s 41 minute flight from Washington, DC to Orlando, Florida taking… ”

    Nonsense. Per Google Maps, it’s 878 automobile miles from Andrews AFB to Orlando airport. Cut that down to, say, 800 miles for the direct airline route; and you’d still have Air Force One averaging about 1,200 mph for the route – the world’s only supersonic 747.

    Not that I’d put it past The One to burn taxpayer-funded fuel so he can finish watching the ball game, but it this particular instance, the math doesn’t work.

  3. Catseye on 27/27/12 at 11:44 pm

    Just think gas prices are hurting him now, what’s going to be like when the hit $5/Gallon in July?

  4. Blue Hen on 28/28/12 at 12:44 pm

    Ya had me at a majority of Dems favor something that they themselves believe is unconstitutional. Anyone else remember the hysteria about ‘regime change’ and the ‘imperial bush era’?

  5. eon on 28/28/12 at 4:08 pm

    Given what The One intends to do just this year, by November I suspect that a lot of people will be in “Anybody But Obama” mode.

    In such a situation, the winner will be whichever candidate succeeds in not looking like a complete gibbering idiot. Think Nixon vs. McGovern 1972, as described in Hunter S. Thompson’s book on that campaign.

    Or as my sainted mother used to say, a lot of people who voted for “Hope ‘n Change” three-and-a-half years ago will probably vote for a hobo off the railroad track before they will vote for His Awesomeness again.

    cheers

    eon

  6. rich b on 29/29/12 at 1:31 pm

    I do hope enough Americans wise up and realize they were conned by a snake-oil selling POS who has no more business running a donut stand in the mall than being President of the USA. How could so many be so fucking stupid to vote for this clown in the first place? Pink slip him in November America before it’s too late.

  7. A good guy on 1/01/12 at 9:51 am

    Anything this administration does is bad for the USA. It’s run by the largest number of fools every assembled in once place. Time to change the course of America as soon as possible.

  8. Tessa on 11/11/12 at 12:19 pm

    If Bill O or Sean Hannity took nearly 1/4 million$ from unions to tilt things their way, the way that ED Shultz of MSNBC etc, has done, the Lefties would be screaming bloody murder…where is the out cry from the Left now?