For those who think Obama will be a pushover, think again. I have been warning people that he has a formidable machine behind him. He has a hold on the American public, who despite what he does still love him. Quinnipiac has a poll out showing Obama’s approval is up to 47%. That’s a 6 point gain from last month when it was 41%. Even worse, Democrats beat Republicans by 8 in the generic congressional ballot.
President Barack Obama’s job approval rating is up, from a negative 41 – 55 percent October 6, to a split today with 47 percent approving and 49 percent disapproving in a Quinnipiac University poll released today. The president has leads of 5 to 16 percentage points over likely Republican challengers.
Voters also are divided 47 – 49 percent on whether Obama deserves reelection, compared to last month, when voters said 54 – 42 percent he did not deserve reelection.
“President Barack Obama seems to be improving in voters’ eyes almost across-the-board,” said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “He scores big gains among the groups with whom he has had the most problems – whites and men. Women also shift from a five-point negative to a four-point positive.
”Whether this is a blip, perhaps because of the death of Moammar Gadhafi and the slight improvement in some of the economic numbers, or the beginning of a sustained upward move in his popularity isn’t clear and won’t be for some time. Nevertheless, the movement allows the White House a sigh of relief, for the president’s approval had been stuck in the low 40s for some time and even a temporary upward move is good news for the folks at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.”
Over the past month the president’s approval among men improved from 60 – 36 percent disapproval to 53 – 43 percent disapproval today; white voters shift from 62 – 34 percent disapproval to 56 – 40 percent disapproval. Women shift from a 51 – 46 percent disapproval last month to a 50 – 46 percent approval today.
Don’t dismiss these numbers. If I was a betting man, I would bet on Obama getting re-elected. He has the machine and his race as advantages. If the economy grows at 2-2.% next year, he will win. The media will show it as proof things are good. Many voters will fall for it to continue the Obama deception.
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