'We’re So Beyond F**ked': Dem Strategists Admit the Election Is Over
It’s Good That Noted Idiot Alec Baldwin Walked
Senior House Dem: We're Resigned to a Second Trump Presidency
Top Dem Strategist: This Trump Assassination Attempt Might Be 'Staged'
They Knew: NBC News Reports Secret Service Knew About Rooftop Vulnerability Days Before...
The Storm Before The Calm
When You Set the Bar Low...You Jump Low
He Would Have Just Been One More
A Call to Our Better Angels
Complete Nonsense: Joe Biden, “'he 14th Best President'
Donald Trump, America's Profile In Courage
The Protection of Divine Providence
Could Trump Become the Great Unifier?
Can We Unite?
Did Biden Just Say He Is Going to 'Make America Great Again' Following...

Obama: Leading Public Opinion to Small Government

Obviously, it's news that a USA Today/Gallup poll shows that voters prefer Governor Romney over President Obama to handle the economy, reduce the deficit and create jobs.

It's even more notable given that the poll was -- not registered voters, not likely voters -- but adults.  That means that Romney's lead is likely higher among likely voters than this poll reveals.

Note also that the poll results suggest Obama's Bain attacks have come up empty.

What was of particular interest was the following:

A record number of Americans express skepticism about the activist role of government Obama espouses; 61% say the government is trying to do too many things that should be left to individuals and businesses. That's the highest number since Gallup began asking the question in 1992. (emphasis mine) 

Think about it: President Obama has far surpassed Bill Clinton's power to persuade Americans of the virtues of limited government.  Thank you, Mr. President.

Finally, even the President's likability -- where he has long been deemed to have an advantage over Governor Romney -- is decreasing.    As I predicted back in May, it seems that the President's increasingly nasty and divisive campaign is, in fact, degrading his brand as the guy who promised to unite Americans.


Join the conversation as a VIP Member


Trending on Townhall Videos