Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Bloomberg Poll: Obama 53 Romney 40

Who knew? The media give Romney the edge pretty much always. They say that people blame Obama for the economy and the economy is all that matters. Well, maybe people are smarter. Maybe they understand the depths of the recession that Obama was handed, maybe they see a president who's done the best possible job of cleaning up a series of messes, maybe they see the global economic picture, maybe they see the shift in our economy that's bigger than politics, maybe they see the economy improving, maybe they see that republicans haven't done anything but obstruct, maybe they see the GOP as a party that's not open to diversity, maybe they see a GOP wanting to take us back in time on social issues, maybe they see Romney as out of touch with normal people, a businessman with no life experience in the real world (he doesn't even know what a donut is), maybe they see the silver spoon hanging out of his mouth, maybe you just can't pull a fast one on the American people. Maybe.

Barack Obama has opened a significant lead over Mitt Romney in a Bloomberg National Poll that reflects the presumed Republican nominee’s weaknesses more than the president’s strengths.

Obama leads Romney 53 percent to 40 percent among likely voters, even as the public gives him low marks on handling the economy and the deficit, and six in 10 say the nation is headed down the wrong track, according to the poll conducted June 15- 18. Bloomberg
There is also the right track, wrong track question in this poll, which maybe the media is misreading:
More troubling for Obama’s re-election bid, just 31 percent say the nation is headed in the right direction compared with 62 percent who say it’s on the wrong track.
It's difficult to say the economy is on the right track when there's still so much improvement to be made. We won't begin to say it's on the right track until we see our incomes, our job prospectives and our overall well being improve relative to those at the top.