I'd be interested in hearing Kossacks' opinions on this October 6th Quinnipiac poll.
The poll surveyed 2,118 registered voters and has a margin of error of 2.1. It included both land lines and cell phones.
Overall, the poll seems to be really bad news for the President. It shows only a 77% approval among Democrats. The poll found that Obama's disapproval has gone up 9 points since the summer, and indicates that 49-39 percent believe Romney would do a better job on the economy than Obama.
The president is stuck at a politically unhealthy level for someone who wants to be re- elected. His standing with the American people is obviously closely related to their views of the economy."
The president's job approval among Democrats, 77 - 18 percent, is lower than his disapproval among Republicans, 91 - 7 percent. Independent voters disapprove 56 - 38 percent.
According to the poll's findings:
"The political challenge for the president will be whether he can make voters believe his eventual GOP opponent is a carbon copy of the former president," said Brown. "The fact that voters are unsure whether the economy will improve if he is re-elected is not a good sign for Obama."
Is this really all we've got in our arsenal? To continue to run against George Bush?
I am more than frustrated. I know there's an inherent problem for any sitting President to swing an election with a nine plus unemployment rate, but I was really hoping the President's new, aggressive approach would at least begin to move his numbers in a positive way, not fall further.
What's it going to take to move these numbers into positive territory?