Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Obama Lead Shrinks to One Point Against ... Ron Paul

On Monday Gallup had Obama with a two-point lead over Ron Paul. Today Rasmussen has it at one point.
The president and the maverick are running almost dead even in a hypothetical 2012 election matchup.

Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul earns 38% of the vote to President Obama’s 39% in the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters. Fourteen percent like some other candidate, and eight percent remain undecided.
Never in my wildest imagination did I think I'd see a poll between these two so close. But here it is. Realistically, as awful as Obama is, he'd have to completely fall off the cliff to ever lose in a general election to Paul.

Still, that cliff may not be far off. He'll ride off it in a golf cart in all likelihood.
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 19% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-five percent Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -26.

This is the lowest Approval Index rating yet measured for President Obama. The previous low was -24 reached yesterday and also in September 2010. Additionally, the level of Strong Approval matches the lowest yet recorded.
I suspect the party elders may begin negotiations soon with the failed Obama regime. He may need a graceful exit strategy should he fall behind Ron Paul in polls.


Dell said...

I wouldn't put too much stock in that poll result.  The vast majority of voters don't have a clue who Ron Paul is, say nothing of voting for him.  His chances of being the nominee of the Republican party are absolutely zero. 

Eli said...

I guess this is a "anyone but obama" response.  How funny.  So, I wonder if people really start to miss Bush yet.  Hah!