At least he's still ahead of Palin!
by Jerome Armstrong, Thu Apr 15, 2010 at 01:11:16 PM EDT
Rasmussen's polling sucks, they've jumped the shark, and look at that House Effect!?&#$!
Oh wait, this is PPP, a Democratic pollster who finds that Obama has landed squarely behind:
He trails Mike Huckabee 47-45 and Mitt Romney 45-44, ties Newt Gingrich at 45-45, and leads Sarah Palin 47-45.
PPP gives the rationale, and its basically that Obama is now owning it (ie, the job, the economy and the brunt in this partisan atmosphere):
It's not that any of the Republican candidates are particularly popular, or even that Obama's approval numbers have declined. But whereas in previous months a good number of the voters disapproving of his job performance weren't ready to commit to voting Republican in 2012 yet, now 85-89% of them do in each of these hypothetical contests. That suggests that even if Obama's overall unpopularity has not increased, the intensity of it has.
Watching the unfolding of the HCR trainwreck, the misidentification of the Tea Party as the target, and the readily apparent tone-deafness of DC, is misery enough without having to pretend that its working.