I never believed the media polls that showed President Obama was unbeatable. Now, after Gov. Scott Walker’s Wisconsin victory, the media seems to be giving up that pretense.
According to the Reuters News Service, “The doubts about Obama’s leadership helped [Mitt] Romney pull to within 1 point of the Democratic president in the White House race – 45 percent to 44 percent – among registered voters with less than five months to go before the November 6 election. Obama led by 7 points a month ago.”
According to the financial website Business Insider, “The Reuters/Ipsos poll series was one of the last reliable polls to show Obama with a comfortable lead on Romney.”
Obama’s aura of superiority (not to mention his so-called superhuman intelligence) was tested and found wanting when the Hope-and-Changer uttered his now famous, “The private sector is doing fine.”
The president’s statement proved what his critics have long suggested: That he could care less about a self-sustaining private sector. He envisions an America populated by community organizers and paper-shuffling civil servants.
You know, like they have in Greece.
Speaking of civil servants, AFL-CIO spokesman Josh Goldstein told the Washington Post his union members will be contributing less to politicians (read Democrats) and, instead, invest their “funds in our own infrastructure and advocacy.”
Translation: “We no longer have the numbers to sustain the Democratic Party’s insatiable need for cash. And besides, after their poor showing in Wisconsin, we just don’t think they’re worth all that dough. Our union leaders will put the member’s dues to better use … like painting their homes or putting in a new kitchen or pool.”
The tipping point came earlier this month with the release of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ jobs report that said the U.S. economy added a mere 69,000 jobs in May … many of them part-time.
But I think something else explains Obama’s sudden and dramatic popularity plunge. Since taking the oath of office in 2009, many of Obama’s supporters have insisted that his critics were more concerned about the president’s skin color than his policies. It’s understandable that average Americans would shy from criticizing the president least they face the stigma associated with the charge of racism.
The realization that Obamanomics is a catastrophic failure has removed their inhibitions when questioned by pollsters. As the economy shrinks and spending, deficits and the nation’s debt grow, criticizing Obama is unavoidable and … cool.
And the Romney campaign machine isn’t wasting any time. They set up a website with an appropriate URL – “obamaisntworking.com.”
Emblazoned on its splash page is a clock that counts down the days, hours, minutes and seconds until the voters have a chance to participate in the only opinion poll that matters.
And they appear ready to give new meaning to the term “exit poll.”