However, Romney does now boast a statistically — and substantively — important lead on the economy, which has long been the central issue of the race. When it comes to handling the nation’s struggling economy, 52 percent of likely voters say they trust Romney more, while 43 percent say they have more faith in the president. – Post-ABC tracking poll: Romney 50 percent, Obama 47
IT’S THE largest racial split since the Reagan – Mondale landslide, a year some of us remember well.
The clearest loss for the president is among white men. In 2008, Obama lost white men by 16 points, according to the exit poll. This year, Obama trails Romney double that margin — 33 points — larger than any deficit for a Democratic candidate since Ronald Reagan’s 1984 landslide win over Walter Mondale. [Washington Post]
These numbers are not going to make Chicago panic, because Team Obama thinks they have the Electoral Map in their favor, but it will make them press even harder, because even the most confident would find these splits alarming, especially if you want to govern.
Today, both Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity started talking straight with their audiences, telling them they should be nervous, because nobody thinks Mitt Romney is a sure win. That’s an understatement. Hannity said if Obama wins it will be because some people are just accustomed to “getting free stuff” from the government, but also just can’t grasp being independent, a translation of his gibberish.
There are so many polls coming out now that even the most astute is starting to go pale looking at some of the results.
CORRECTION: Title was changed, due to general offensiveness and inaccuracy, by way of being unintelligible.