Friday nights are always good for some good news. Usually Friday nights are reserved for the news drops of bad news. However, here is something that might make you smile.
From the Daily Caller:
Where’s the evidence President Obama can win the 2012 election?
Where’s the evidence that swing-voters even want to listen to him?
Barack Obama polls below 50 percent in every state that matters. The economy has stalled, unemployment is much higher than the official number of 9 percent, and Hispanics and African Americans are disappointed. The president’s approval ratings have tanked, and the right-track/wrong-track number fell of the cliff in the summer.
Obama has reached the stage of political doom when voters’ disappointment is so deep that they just don’t want to listen to him, talk about him or watch him, said David Hill, a veteran GOP strategist and pollster, in an interview with The Daily Caller.
“Nobody says it to their loved ones … [and] they don’t want to do anything about it,” said Hill, who has worked for conservative and liberal Republicans on the East Coast, the West Coast and in the Midwest, since 1984.
A tipping point might have been reached in August, when the monthly jobs report showed zero new jobs, Republican pollster Glenn Bolger told TheDC. “With [George W.] Bush, it happened sometime in 2006, after Katrina and the 2005 Iraq situation,” said Bolger, who heads the polling firm Public Opinion Strategies.
Even Obama-friendly experts are close to dismissing him.
Gallup numbers show the president’s approval at 41 percent, and show him trailing an unnamed “generic Republican” by eight percentage points, National Journal’s Charlie Cook wrote on Oct. 28. “These numbers certainly don’t show Obama’s reelection fortunes as hopeless, but they paint a very challenging situation.”
Okay, the good news is Obama’s numbers are terrible and it does not look good for him. The bad news is that Obama’s numbers are terrible and it does not look good for him.
While this is good news for us at one level, there are things we have to worry about.
Obama’s team wants to downplay the advantages of the incumbency. Obama right now wants to make things look bad to motivate his base and make conservatives complacent.
The other real danger here is if Obama’s numbers continue to get worse there might be a serious effort on the part of the Democrats to replace him. Democrats and Hillary Clinton cannot help but notice that polling numbers have her faring much better against potential Republican candidates than Obama.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would trounce Republican presidential candidates Rick Perry and Mitt Romney in hypothetical head-to-head matchups for the presidency, a new poll shows.
Clinton would beat former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney by 17 points, 55 percent-38 percent, according to Time Magazine. And the former first lady would blow away Texas Gov. Rick Perry by 26 points, 58 percent-32 percent.
In contrast, that same poll shows that Obama leads Romney by only 3 percentage points and Perry by 12 points.
The Secretary of State has repeatedly said “no” when asked whether she would run for president, in 2012 or 2016. Asked on NBC’s “Today” two weeks ago whether she would consider running for president again, Clinton said unequivocally, “no.”
The good news is Hillary knows that any attempt on her part to take Obama off the ticket would result in a split in the party that Democrats would never recover from. The bad news is, if Obama’s numbers get much worse, there may be serious pressure on him to step down on his own.
But for tonight, we can celebrate. No President has ever been reelected with the approval numbers that Obama currently has.