President Obama Looks Even Better for Re-Election


I actually smiled when I read this. Via Taegan-

A new Politico/George Washington University Battleground Poll "reveals the prolonged nominating battle is taking a toll on the GOP candidates and finds the president's standing significantly improved from late last year."

"President Obama's approval rating is 53%, up 9 percentage points in four months. Matched up against his Republican opponents, he leads Mitt Romney by 10 points (53-43) and Rick Santorum by 11 (53-42). Even against a generic, unnamed Republican untarnished by attacks, Obama is up 5 percentage points. In November, he was tied."

However, a new USA Today/Gallup poll finds Obama lags his two leading Republican rivals in the 12 swing states likely to determine the outcome of a close race in November.

First Read: "Either Gallup is seeing something that no one else is seeing right now (NBC/WSJ, WaPo/ABC, NYT/CBS), or its methodology is understating Obama's support and inflating the GOP's. This isn't the first time this cycle where Gallup has looked different from the other major national polls."

  • Really

     I somewhat agree, but unlike the other organizations you mentioned... none of them were as "in your face" as A.A. for O.   The other names are at least left up to ones own interpretation.  The RW political groups can only report on what O puts out there and I would think he is smart enough to know that he just gave them all a LOT of ammo.  I also find it offensive as a black man, that O just assumes and EXPECTS me to vote for him just because he is black.  I dont want anyone pandering and/or expecting me to act a certain way because of my skin color.  just saying

  • majii

    The are other groups of this sort, Really, that I know of.  Some are Women For Obama, Latinos For Obama, and Republicans For Obama.  I'm also black, and I don't see this as being divisive, not when I look at all of the different organizations that are affiliated with the GOP.  They may not use "For the GOP" in their titles, but they're definitely highly partisan RW groups.  Conservative Women of America, The Heritage Foundation, Americans For Prosperity, and Freedom Works are just a few of these groups.  I must also note that not all African Americans support our president.  IMHO, it is not President Obama who is dividing America, its these different RW political groups, Fox News, RW politicians, and other members in the RW media community.  I would think that President Obama was trying to "divide" us if his policies were designed to benefit only a particular group in the country, but they're not.  It takes all of us to unite our country, not just the POTUS.  Just saying.

  • Really

    my only problem with his campaign is that he has started his "African Americans for Obama" program.  Im a black man and find this very upsetting.  It brings race back into play and divides us all.  he was supposed to unite us all but this program divides us more than ever.

  • Anon

    I wondered when someone would come out and say what I am worried about, i8t has now been said that those who are spreading all the racial hatred could possibly encourage an asassination attempt on the President.