Liberal polling firm Public Policy Polling (PPP) is sounding the alarm, Barack Obama is in trouble.
“There’s a very good chance Barack Obama would lose if he had to stand for reelection today,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “This is his worst poll standing in a long time and he really needs the economy to start turning around.”Overall Obama's by a 48%-46% margin voters disapprove of the President's performance, but that is probably the best set of numbers in the study. More Democrats are unhappy with the President's performance (16%), than Republicans who approve of him (10%). I guess that means 10% of GOP voters have had no access to any media during the past two and a half years. The number that should be be most disturbing to the Obama-fans is the independent voters who disapprove of him by a margin of 49%-44%.
Now put those numbers in the context of this Jim Geraghty report which analyzed PPP and found some conflicts of interest, lack of transparency and Democratic-skewed methodology. In other words things could be even worse than the Daily Kos contractor, PPP is reporting.
PPP is also reporting that Mitt Romney has pulled into a tie with the President at 45%.
He leads the President by 9 points with independents at 46-37. And he earns more crossover support, getting 13% of the Democratic vote while only 8% of Republicans are behind Obama.The other candidates are far behind Romney, but that is probably due to a lack of recognition rather than an understanding/disagreement with their policy.
Gallup is also showing a drop in support for Obama.
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