Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Trend: Mitt Romney on the way up; President Obama on the way down.

 Polls are going to frustrate you good and proper over the next few months. Drudge will have multiple "SHOCK POLL" headlines, as will CNN headline "Obama still in the lead." but since the GOP primaries has officially ended, Mitt Romney's favorable numbers, as have his poll numbers gone up, while President Obama is steady in his favorable ratings, much lower than when he entered the White House. He's at a consistent  point in his disprovable ratings, and is trailing Republican candidate in numerous public opinion polls, or at his best, his once comfortable lead is shrinking to a statistical tie.

 Below are listed some recent headlines, only from the last few days that prove Romney's strength as a national frontrunner, as the race for the White House heats up, in an effort to examine President Obama's record in first and only term.

While Obama's strength lays in his personality, Mitt Romney's strength lays in his record. as a weak Frontrunner during the primary season, and as conventional wisdom did not give him too much of a chance only 12 months ago to become the Republican nominee. Mitt Romney is emerging as as the only choice to replace the incumbent president, and as an alternative leader to fix the economy and once again unite this nation.
*Mitt Romney is supported by 48% of national registered voters and Barack Obama by 43% in Gallup's Daily Tracking, April 17 2012.

*President Barack Obama's lead over Mitt Romney has narrowed to 4 percentage points from 11 points a month ago, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Monday.

*A new survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted April 4 to 15, shows President Barack Obama leading Mitt Romney by just four percentage points (49 to 45 percent). Pew Research reports that Obama's lead "has narrowed since last month, when he had a 12-point advantage.

*New CNN/ORC International poll shows that Romney's popularity is starting to rebound.According to the survey, 44% of registered voters said they have a favorable view of Romney, up 10 points from February, while 43% said they have an unfavorable opinion, down 11 points, and 13% were unsure.

*According to the CNN/ORC poll, 53% of Americans plan to give Romney a second look when the primaries are officially over, with 45% saying they already know enough about Romney to decide whether he would be a good president.

*Republican Mitt Romney holds a slim edge over President Obama in a head-to-head matchup, a Fox News poll released Thursday shows. In a presidential matchup, Romney tops Obama by 46-44 percent if the election were today.

*By Historic Standards, Obama Is In Trouble. Modern presidents who got re-elected were all leading in the polls at this point in their presidencies — as were some who lost anyway. Obama is in a statistical tie with Romney in the first Gallup daily tracking poll of the general election, and that might not be enough.

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