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djones520
11-04-2011, 04:54 PM
PRINCETON, NJ -- Voters in 12 key swing states are substantially more likely to feel that a generic "Republican candidate" for president would do a better job than President Obama of handling the federal deficit and debt, and are slightly more likely to prefer the Republican on the issue of unemployment. Swing-state voters are split on the question of whether Obama or the Republican candidate would do a better job of handing healthcare as well as terrorism and international threats.

These "swing state" results are from the first USA Today/Gallup Swing States poll, based on Oct. 20-27 Gallup Daily tracking in 12 states that will be among the most crucial to winning the 2012 presidential election. The states include Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Obama and the leading Republican candidates are competitive in terms of registered voter support in these states, and Republicans in these states are more enthusiastic about voting than are Democrats.



http://www.gallup.com/poll/150599/GOP-Candidate-Beats-Obama-Swing-States-Jobs-Deficit.aspx?utm_source=alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=syndication&utm_content=morelink&utm_term=All%20Gallup%20Headlines%20-%20Politics

Much more at the link. I suggest reading it. Troubling news for Obama.

Arroyo_Doble
11-04-2011, 05:00 PM
Unfortunately for Republicans, Mr. Generic Candidate chose not to run this year.

fettpett
11-04-2011, 06:10 PM
Unfortunately for Republicans, Mr. Generic Candidate chose not to run this year.

Fortunately Herman Cain did.

Starbuck
11-04-2011, 08:50 PM
Unfortunately for Republicans, Mr. Generic Candidate chose not to run this year.

Actually, when you think about it the real bad news is that Obama will not get more than 46% of the vote no matter what.
If I were Obama, I'd be polishing up my resume. Talk to Jon Corzine, maybe. He might have some ideas....:p

Odysseus
11-04-2011, 10:45 PM
Unfortunately for Republicans, Mr. Generic Candidate chose not to run this year.

No, Romney is running. :D

malloc
11-05-2011, 03:30 AM
I wish we had a Candidate that fit my idea of "Generic Republican" (i.e. Ron Paul), but was more electable than Paul (i.e. can actually collapse a coherent point into a sound byte). Alas, we don't. The problem with these "Generic Republican" polls, is that everyone interviewed has a different idea of what "Generic Republican" means to them, so indies tend to fill in the blanks of "Generic Republican's" policies from their own imaginations. Even so, things are not looking good for Obama. When an imaginary figure is beating your pants off, you might want to start job hunting.

Hansel
11-06-2011, 07:31 AM
I wish we had a Candidate that fit my idea of "Generic Republican" (i.e. Ron Paul), but was more electable than Paul (i.e. can actually collapse a coherent point into a sound byte). Alas, we don't. The problem with these "Generic Republican" polls, is that everyone interviewed has a different idea of what "Generic Republican" means to them, so indies tend to fill in the blanks of "Generic Republican's" policies from their own imaginations. Even so, things are not looking good for Obama. When an imaginary figure is beating your pants off, you might want to start job hunting.

I think that voting has come down to this. You hold your nose and pull the lever. :rolleyes: