This is one of those polls you kind of already know about before it’s actually conducted. A new Politico poll shows big trouble for Obama. 38% of respondents say he deserves to be reelected in 2012 despite a respectable number that actually like the guy as a person. Oh well, likeability has never governed a country.
Pretty much everything is on the table in this poll as a contributing factor to Obama’s reelection woes. The economy, jobs, healthcare, you name it. Congressional Republicans fared better than Obama when asked about creating jobs. Republicans also polled better with the economy than did Obama. Heck for that matter, Congressional Democrats polled better on that issue than Obama.
One main issue that keeps cropping up and driving Obama and Democrat numbers down is the wonderful, all perfect, solve every problem healthcare law. In this particular poll, 54% have an unfavorable view of the new law.
There’s still a long way to go until November 2012, but at this point Obama is floundering when he should be in control. Politico makes a point of comparing Obama to Clinton at this point in his first term in which Clinton polled about the same in 1994. He of course won a second term in 1996.
Even though only 38% say Obama should be reelected and he’ll probably still be in a somewhat weakened state come election time, the main focus for the Republicans needs to be finding a quality, conservative candidate to take on Obama. Simply relying on poor poll numbers and dwindling popularity just won’t cut it anymore. Language warning in the video below.