Nearly two-thirds of Americans say they disapprove of the way the president is handling the situation at the pump, where rising prices have already hit hard. Just 26 percent approve of his work on the issue, his lowest rating in the poll. Most Americans say higher prices are already taking a toll on family finances, and nearly half say they think that prices will continue to rise, and stay high. – Obama’s momentum stalls as gas prices spike – Washington Post
Obama’s 50% approval rating sure didn’t last very long. Blame gas prices, everyone else is.
However, when asked who cares more about issues that matter most to women, Pres. Obama beats Republicans 55 to 30, which is a massive shift from the 2010 midterms.
I’ll let you extrapolate the lessons for yourselves.
It goes to what I wrote over the weekend, that now isn’t November. Once a nominee is picked, if Republicans are smart, and they’ve got nowhere to go but up, they’ll turn on a dime and make November a referendum on Pres. Obama.
Voters are fickle and people will start moving on how they feel, which is what voting is about. It’s very seldom fueled by what’s in a voter’s actual best interest, as Rush Limbaugh has proven over many years through his gullible audience, most of whom the Republican Party sells out yearly by stacking the economic deck against them.
Presidential elections are about how people feel about their own lives and the prospects the future holds. We know people like Pres. Obama, but that only goes so far, especially when you’re paying $5/gallon for gas, which is very hard on the psyche in America.
Experts believes gas prices are headed even higher as summer approaches.
So, it’s no wonder Obama reelect is launching a major offensive to target female voters. Women may be Obama’s only line against a very nervous Election Day.
However, no one should kid themselves. Women aren’t one-issue voters, with economic issues driving their reality more than ever before. The White House will have to stay diligent on fronts well beyond “women’s issues”, with the renewed efforts to tap into female voters revealing they know it.