Michael Medved

Though the president’s partisans portray him as a prohibitive favorite for re-election, recent polling tells a different story. An ABC/Washington Post survey shows 45% of voters saying they will “definitely not” vote for Obama’s re-election, with USA Today/Gallup showing 46% similarly committed to his defeat, while only 31% say they will “definitely vote for Obama.”


This means that the president can squeeze out a bare majority only if he sweeps an unlikely 82% of those who now say they “might consider voting for Obama.” Considering his less than overwhelming 2008 victory margin, if Obama loses the support of just 10% of those who voted for “hope and change” last time, he’ll lose. When 70% say the nation’s heading the wrong way, Republicans stand an excellent chance of persuading more than a few of these disappointed citizens that they made a mistake last time.

 

 


Michael Medved

Michael Medved's daily syndicated radio talk show reaches one of the largest national audiences every weekday between 3 and 6 PM, Eastern Time. Michael Medved is the author of eleven books, including the bestsellers What Really Happened to the Class of '65?, Hollywood vs. America, Right Turns, The Ten Big Lies About America and 5 Big Lies About American Business
 
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