That was quick.

After a brief ObamaTax bump, Mitt Romney retook the lead over Barack Obama today. Maybe it was the realization that most of the ObamaTax burden will fall on the backs of the middle class.
Rasmussen reported, via Free Republic:

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows Mitt Romney attracting 46% of the vote, while President Obama earns 44%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided.

Matchup results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). See tracking history.

While the Supreme Court declared that the president’s health care law is constitutional, they were unable to make it popular. Fifty-two percent (52%) still favor repeal of the law. That’s little changed from a week ago and little changed since the law was passed more than two years ago. However, while most voters still hope for repeal, the belief that it will happen has fallen sharply. Just 39% now believe repeal is even somewhat likely, down from 61% last week…

…A president’s Job Approval rating is one of the best indicators for assessing his chances of reelection. Typically, the president’s Job Approval rating on Election Day will be close to the share of the vote he receives. Currently, 46% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president’s job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) at least somewhat disapprove (see trends).

Just 30% of Americans now believe the country is better off than it was four years ago.

 

 

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  1. Looks like the two though, are neck and neck. There really hasn’t been a far enough space between the two. A real lead looks like a landslide.

    And hope the little map will soon suggest that.

  2. while that’s all and good…the fact remains that the sates with the most electoral votes are far lefty whack jobs that will always vote for a “robin hood” to take from the rich to give free handouts to the poor and to the people who think the gov’t is there to support their sorry A$$ES

  3. Jim,
    It was amazing this weekend how many people I talked to that believed they would get free healthcare now. I had an income calculator from the Washington Post to show them what they would be liable for. They were all shocked to find they would need to pay thousands of dollars a year for insurance and thousand more in deductibles and co-pays. They ALL felt they had been mislead.

  4. Kings do not lose elections. King Barack will be here until Jan 20, 2017. How unfortunate!

  5. To the Obamaphiles — how can this be a penalty for those who don’t buy health insurance when it will be paid by those of us who buy health insurance? TAX

  6. The bump was all the people going “yay! its constitutional!!”. The drop was those same people saying “wtf? its really a tax? Now?”.

  7. #1 July 2, 2012 at 9:38 am
    Patty commented:

    Looks like the two though, are neck and neck. There really hasn’t been a far enough space between the two. A real lead looks like a landslide.

    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

    A sitting President needs to be over 50% to win — Obama has never crossed that threshold. If there is to be any cheating then it must look plausible for Obama to win.

    Blacks supporting Obama are listless and may not show up to vote in huge numbers. New Rasmussen Poll shows that Romney has once again taken the lead over Obama as the Obamacare baby bump gives way to the reality of massive new taxes and loss of Healthcare. While the million imports might make a difference in New Mexico, Nevada and Arizona. The anger in the traditional swing states over Obama’s power grab will more than balance that out.

    Finally who can say that Obama and Co have left this nation better than they found it 4 years ago? Consumer Confidence is down again and the job situation continues to be bleak. Only the Romney Campaign has the real numbers and they are laughing and scratching while Obama appears to panic as he sends his celebrity slaves across the world to raise money.

  8. Someone please explain to me how 30% of the population can think we are better off, under Mein Fehruer! This has been a depression for the last almost 4 years, what alternate universe do they live in?

  9. If that graph happened to be an EKG, that person would be near death.

  10. I don’t know how you can follow politics without knowing that the older, whiter Rasmussen sample skews Republican. The best places to follow elections are the sites that sum all the major polling organizations, such as this.

    Which do you prefer, a site that frequently says your side is going to win, even when that turns out not to be the case, or a site that gives you bad news when bad news is closer to the truth?

  11. ++

    #14 July 2, 2012 at 2:41 pm
    Adam Robert Ryan

    truth us it really doesn’t matter..

    fact is, we already know Obama’s numbers
    are always padded no matter what..

    oh yeah, they toss US a bone now
    and then, but i for one am not fooled..

    besides, since Obama was Selected over RINO McCain, it’s
    become obvious the scales have tilted, ergo, whomever
    the elite powers that be want sitting in the OO will be..

    however, i highly doubt they want Romney..

    no no no, he just might be their downfall..

    also pray as i say..

    there is a God, and we are the people, Amen..

    ==

  12. I don’t know why the messiah Obama is so worried about money. Can’t he just wave his hand and say: Let there be money!

    Plus, Obama’s rich fat cat democrat puppet master, George Soros could always toss a few million Obama’s way, just funnel it thru all of Soro’s organizations. Obama didn’t have to disclose where he got his money the first time around, so who cares about laws?!

    And hey, what about your typical rich fat cat Democrat tax cheat Warren Buffet?
    Surely he wouldn’t miss a few million.

    Get old Mental Yentl Babbs Streisand to launder a few million too!
    The list is endless.

  13. I wonder how many dead voters will have to cast a ballot to make up the difference for Barack to win this time?

  14. Adam Robert Ryan 14

    1. Do you mean like how all the liberal pollsters were telling us right up until the final minutes (and including the exit polling) that the Scott Walker recall was a 50/50 squeaker when nothing was farther from the truth?
    2. Do you mean we shouldn’t look at individual polls, but rather an “average” of polls where 10 liberal-biased polls are “averaged” with one or two straightforward polls to skew them leftward?

    Thanks for the suggestions.
    If you want to get reliable numbers, go to RealClearPolitics, and discard every poll that polls “registered voters” or “adults”. Those are completely meaningless. They may as well be a poll of 5th graders because there is no indication of how likely those polled are to vote.
    And as we saw in Wisconsin, don’t put too much stock in any given poll anyway. There’s simply no way to ensure how accurately they represent the greater voting public, how many people are lying to the pollster, what kinds of conditions might be skewing the results, etc., not to mention that we vote by electoral college. So if 99% of the people in New York support Obama, for example, they can’t get any more than New York’s electoral votes. Therefore, national polls aren’t that reliable either. The president wins state by state, and the polls have to be done the same why and then compiled. And even then, as I stated, if all conditions are met for accuracy, it is still only a snapshot that may or may not be accurate, and that is subject to immediate change at any moment.



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