Whistling Past the Graveyard: Obama’s Swing State Bus Tour Ignores His Real Problems.
President Obama is on the road again. Never missing an opportunity to waste taxpayer dollars in an increasingly desperate effort to get a second term, Obama will take his “pass this bill/it’s not my fault” tour to Virginia and North Carolina this week. That certainly makes sense as both are traditional swing states that Obama won in 2008 and where he is polling well below | Read More »
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, Wilson Perkins Allen
, WPA Opinion Research
An Obama Primary: Myth or Reality
Almost any embattled President facing re-election is sure to stir rumors of a primary challenge. Of the past five Presidents before Obama we have seen two face either serious or at least rumored serious primary challenges. Jimmy Carter in 1979 saw Democratic legend Ted Kennedy launch a primary challenge that at least one commentator thinks came within one major event—either the Iran hostage crisis or | Read More »
Recent CNN poll shows Perry holding lead
Recent post debate polling shows Texas Governor Rick Perry maintaining his lead in the race to capture the Republican nomination for president. Despite attacks by opponents and Washington insiders, Governor Perry has not seen a significant drop in his numbers. Perry continues to lead the field with 28% of the vote while his closest competitor, Mitt Romney, trails by seven points with 21%. Since experiencing | Read More »
Is Obama more like Harry Truman or Gerald Ford?
Gallup’s latest data paints a potentially dire picture for Barak Obama, but not one so dire that it prevents Democrats from whistling past the graveyard. To recap: Obama’s job approval is down to a miserable 38% in the latest Gallup Poll. But Democrats will point to the fact that his personal favorable ratings are still above 50% according to the latest Real Clear Politics average. | Read More »
Iowa Caucuses: It’s Still Anyone’s Ballgame
While Michele Bachmann got all the headlines, the real news from the most recent Des Moines Register survey is that there is still room for additional candidates to join the race. The survey, conducted June 19-22 interviewed 400 likely GOP caucus goers on their preferences for Republican candidates for President. Michele Bachmann deserved the headlines she received. She is statistically tied with Mitt Romney (Romney | Read More »