Nah, he's the best ever LOL.
New Polls Show Obama With Growing Lead
By Edward McClelland
Friday, Aug 10, 2012
That Obama ad, with Mitt Romney singing “America the Beautiful” while the screen flashes a list of his offshore investments? Those demands from Democrats that Romney release his taxes from the last 10 years? They’re working.
Unable to brag about a strong economic recovering, President Obama is trying to win with a negative campaign, similar to the campaigns the Bush family ran against Michael Dukakis in 1988 and John Kerry in 2004. (Apparently, candidates from Massachusetts are easy to pick on.) As Bush Sr. did to Dukakis, Obama is attempting to portray Romney as unpatriotic and out of touch with ordinary Americans. As Bush Jr. did to Kerry, Obama is attacking Romney’s strongest resume line: in this case, his experience as a businessman. According to two polls out Thursday, Obama has big leads over Romney -- in part because he’s driven up Romney’s unfavorable rating with the public. Fox News has Obama with a 49-40 lead. And if Fox News says Obama is winning, he must be winning. According to the network:
The president would take 49 percent of the vote compared to Romney's 40 percent in a head-to-head matchup if the election were held today, the poll found. Last month, Obama had a four percentage-point edge of 45 percent to 41 percent. This marks the second time this year the president has had a lead outside the poll’s margin of sampling error.
Obama’s advantage comes largely from increased support among independents, who now pick him over Romney by 11 percentage points. Some 30 percent of independents are undecided. Last month, Obama had a four-point edge among independents, while Romney had the advantage from April through early June.
The Obama campaign has spent heavily on advertising attacking Romney’s time at Bain Capital and his tax returns. And it appears to be working. Romney’s favorable rating dropped six percentage points since last month and now sits at 46 percent, down from 52 percent in mid-July. At the same time his unfavorable rating went up five points. Romney’s favorable rating has held steady among his party faithful, but it’s down eight percentage points among independents and seven points among Democrats.
CNN has Obama ahead by seven points, but it’s an even better poll for the President, because it shows him with the support of 52 percent of the voters -- above the magic 50 percent line that’s considered essential for an incumbent.
Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-ro ... z23AsdfP63