Mitt(wit) Romney Pathetically Pummelled In Poll

President Barack Obama is on a roll. In a carefully orchestrated campaign game-plan, he has been stealing the thunder from Mitt Romney and the Republicans on  issues of importance to key voting blocs in swing states and the nation as a whole. The results of Obama’s plan are now paying off.

In recent months the President has secured his rock-solid grasp on the support of the gay community by publicly declaring his support for gay marriage as well as by repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and ceasing enforcement of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). He has locked-up the female vote by means of his support of the Equal Pay For Women Act, his advocacy for the re-instatement of the Violence Against Women Act and his rule requiring health insurers to provide co-pay-free contraception coverage for women. Then, just last week, he solidified his already overwhelming support from Hispanics (and other immigrant groups) by means of utilizing “prosecutorial discretion” so as to halt deportations of undocumented children who were brought to this country at an age of under 16 years, have lived in the U.S. for at least five consecutive years, have graduated high school (or obtained a GED) or joined our military, have no criminal record and are under the age of 30.

President Obama’s strategy has worked. A Bloomberg national poll was just released which reveals that Barack Obama has opened a significant lead over Mitt Romney. Obama leads Romney 53 percent to 40 percent among likely voters (a 13 point lead). The poll of 1,002 adults has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points for the full sample. Questions asked of the 734 likely voters have a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points.

The Bloomberg poll’s findings are at odds with other recent national surveys that have found the two candidates tied or shown a slight advantage for Obama or Romney. Nonetheless, Real Clear Politics reports that of the eight most recent polls, Obama leads Romney in five and is tied in one while Romney leads in only two. The polls which show Obama in the lead (or tied)  are Reuters/Ipsos, Monmouth/Survey USA/Braun, IBD/CSM/TIPP, CNN/Opinion Research and the aforementioned Bloomberg. The Polls which show Romney leading are Rasmussen and Gallup Tracking. The Fox News poll has the candidates tied.

It is  interesting to note that the Bloomberg poll reflects Romney’s weaknesses more than the President’s strengths. The survey shows Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, has yet to repair the damage done to his image during the Republican primary. Thirty-nine percent of Americans view him favorably, about the same as when he announced his presidential candidacy last June, while 48 percent see him unfavorably — a 17-percentage point jump during a nomination fight dominated by attacks ads. A majority of likely voters, 55 percent, view him as more out of touch with average Americans compared with 36 percent who say the president is more out of touch.

Beyond Romney’s low favorability ratings, the poll reflects perceived weaknesses for the Republican challenger both in style and substance. Only 31 percent of likely voters say they’d want to sit next to Romney on a long airplane flight, compared with 57 percent who prefer Obama as a seat mate. Furthermore, about a third of likely voters rate Romney best at understanding their problems and struggles, and dealing with world leaders, while Obama draws majorities on both. And just 34 percent of respondents prefer Romney to Obama in appearing regularly on their TV and computer screens for the next four years; the President is the pick of 54 percent. Obama’s favorability ratings are the reverse of Romney’s, with 55 percent of Americans viewing the president positively, while 42 percent don’t.

Additionally, the poll also undercuts Romney’s central argument for his candidacy, suggesting that his background as a private-equity executive isn’t seen by voters as his greatest strength. Asked to name the most important qualification on Romney’s resume, a plurality of 41 percent cite his experience as governor of Massachusetts, while 34 percent say it’s his business experience at the Boston-based firm Bain Capital LLC.

Finally, Fifty-three percent of Americans approve of the job Obama is doing in the White House — the first time since March 2011 that he has broken the historic 50 percent threshold for U.S. presidents who have won re-election; 44 percent disapprove of his service.

Well played, Mr. President. Very well played.

Please click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s topical song parody.

Rawhide song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldkxqiosXYY

POLL-SLIDE

(sung to the TV theme of, “Rawhide”)

Fallin’ Fallin’ Fallin’
Fallin’ Fallin’ Fallin’
Fallin’ Fallin’ Fallin’
Fallin’ Fallin’ Fallin’
Poll Slide

Keep movin’, movin’, movin’
People disapprovin’
Romney’s not improvin’, Poll-Slide!
Mitt cannot understand ‘em,
He hopes results are random,
Soon he’ll be very mortified
There’s no way of definin’
Just why the polls declinin’, declinin’ like a massive
Landslide.

Headin’ down, movin’ fast,
Losin’ ground, ship him out,
Headin’ down, movin’ fast
Poll-Slide!
Kick him out,  shoot him down,
Send him home, push him out,
Kick his butt, fallin’ fast
Poll-Slide!

Fallin’ Fallin’ Fallin’
Mitt’s eyeballs are ballin’
How come no-one’s callin’?
Poll-Slide!
It looks like stormy weather
And Mitt’s light as a feather
He’ll be swept under by the tide.
He’ll be unemployed soon,
A job-killin’ buffoon,
And all this resultin’ from his lies

Headin’ down, movin’ fast,
Losin’ ground, ship him out,
Headin’ down, movin’ fast
Poll-Slide!
Kick him out,  shoot him down,
Send him home, push him out,
Kick his butt, fallin’ fast
Poll-Slide!

Fallin’ Fallin’ Fallin’
Fallin’ Fallin’ Fallin’
Fallin’ Fallin’ Fallin’
Fallin’ Fallin’ Fallin’
Poll Slide

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Posted on June 20, 2012, in Mitt Romney and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. Damn Excellent post!!!!!! Thanks!!!!

  2. Nothing says just like us like a dressage horse, NASCAR-owning friends, NFL team owner friends, etc. I know people w MS, have been in car crashes, and have brain injuries, too, ol’ Mitt.

  3. Poll Slide :)
    Here’s a wee parody moi do’ed

  4. bloomberg, the one the story is about

    • If you eliminate bloomberg from the list of polls, Obama still leads Romney in 6 out of 9.

      • Most all of your little story is based on Bloomberg poll, eliminate this and you have no story

      • Not true, Bloomberg was only featured because of the wide margin Obama holds over Romney in that poll. Nevertheless, as mentioned in the article, Obama also holds a lead over Romney in 7 of the 10 most recent polls and he is tied in another. That is the story here.

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