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Romney Trails Obama, but Key Numbers Break His Way

bworei Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 8:36 AM
This year, the economy's even worse than when O took office, O is the one who's unpopular, HE's the one running he war, and Romney is far better to look at (so the ladies tell me and, sadly, that still makes a difference). Study after study reports a MAJOR drop in enthusiasm among college students and blacks and NO WAY they turn out as strongly for him as they did in '08. With all that O had going for him in '08, he only garners 52.7% of the popular vote. Taking into account everything I just cited above, Romney is "going to lose anyway"? Wanna reconsider that assumption?

Now that Rick Santorum has "suspended" his campaign, we can stop pretending and can say what has been clear for weeks: Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee for president. The general election campaign has begun.

In some quarters, it is assumed that Barack Obama will be re-elected without too much difficulty. There are reports that staffers at Obama's Chicago headquarters consider Romney's candidacy a joke.

One suspects the adults there take a different view. For the fundamentals say that this will be a seriously contested race, with many outcomes possible. Obama's job-approval numbers in the realclearpolitics.com average of...