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This is sort of a “have fun with it” post since it’s pretty meaningless. However, Politico finds that given the bad press in recent weeks due to the Obamacare roll out, a new poll shows Mitt Romney would defeat the president if the election were held this month.

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Report from Politico:

As more bad poll numbers continue to pour in for President Barack Obama, a new survey finds that if the 2012 election matchup were held this month, Mitt Romney would hold the edge with the voters.

Romney topped Obama 49 percent to 45 percent among registered voters in the Washington Post-ABC News poll released Tuesday. Among all Americans, the 2012 rivals would be tied, at 47 percent.

Obama beat Romney 51 percent to 47 percent a year ago to win a second term.

The poll also found more bad news for Obama: His approval was down to 42 percent, a fall of 6 points from a month ago. Fifty-five percent disapproved of the job he is doing as president.

Support for the president’s signature health care law was also down 6 points since late October, standing at 40 percent. Fifty-seven percent said they oppose the law. Similarly, approval of Obama’s handling of Obamacare was also underwater, with 33 percent approving to 67 percent disapproving.

The Post surveyed 1,006 adults from Nov. 14 to 17 for the poll, which has an error margin of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

I wonder how often it happens over time that months down the road after Election Day, the sentiment in the nation changes and some people wish they could have their vote switched.

14 COMMENTS

  1. If the voters had opened their eyes to what Obama’s presidency was doing to our country to make it a dependency from cradle to the grave society before the election we would now have Romney as presidnet, a growing economy and people encouraged to fill the jobs his administration would have helped the businesses community create through a positive atmosphere toward the business
    ommunity. That election is behind us; now we must work with Republicans to right the wrong and bring in an administration that has the future economic growth of the country at heart and easing the financial burden we are placing on our children and grandchildren with borrowing and wasting monies. Yes, I would do all in my power to put Romney in the White House if he is drafted and pray God’s blessings on this country daily.

  2. I find another poll more interesting and significant.

    According to a Gallop poll taken between 7th to the 10th of November 2013 56% of United States adults now say IT IS NOT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS RESPONSIBILITY TO PROVIDE HEALTH CARE. In 2006 69% said yes it was the federal governments responsibility.

    We can assume the American public found out that national health care ISN’T FREE as it was advertised.

    From the article entitled: “Majority In U.S. Say Healthcare Not Government Responsibility”

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/165917/majority-say-healthcare-not-gov-responsibility.aspx?utm_source=add_this&utm_medium=addthis.com&utm_campaign=sharing#.UoqD54kcgKA.twitter

      • Bob: I’m more surprised that there was a poll that the public ever thought the government SHOULD provide healthcare. THAT is what people forget–that there was a groundswell for it just a few years ago.

        And, of course, Obamacare is aFAR, FAR from “providing healthcare.” It’s just demanding that you provide your OWN. And, of course, it gives the insurance companies a captive-audience market.

        But it is not at ALL the same as government “providing” healthcare. And so, the poll is irrelevant.

        • Public health had been a major, often fruitless, federal effort since Theodore Roosevelt’s administration,

          Franklin Roosevelt was the first president to explicitly suggest that medical care itself was a right of each American citizen.

          Harry Truman advocated a national healthcare system, and it was during his time in office that Congress enacted new programs to improve mental health, the health of mothers and children, and hospital construction.

          Dwight Eisenhower established the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, saying “We must aid in cushioning the heavy and rising costs of illness and hospitalization to individuals and families. Provision should be made, by Federal reinsurance or otherwise, to foster extension of voluntary health insurance coverage to many more persons, especially older persons and those in rural areas.

          John F Kennedy said “Medical research has achieved new wonders but these wonders are too often beyond the reach of too many people, owing to a lack of income”.President Kennedy’s plan was medicare.

          Lyndon Johnson, in 1965, signed the Social Security Act amendments which resulted in the creation of the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

          Bill Clinton proposed an enforced mandate for employers to provide health insurance coverage to all of their employees through competitive but closely regulated health maintenance. Doctors helped willing democrats and republicans to kill this bill. However, it is worthy to note that major businesses soon began to offer health insurance plans to employees.

          George W Bush contribution to healthcare was the Medicare Rx plan. Governors strongly promoting this bill were future Obamacare foes Tim Pawlenty and Mike Huckabee,who declared a health emergency in his state of Arkansas. The Bush bill told insurers that they must provide a 30-day supply of any drug that a beneficiary was previously taking, and that poor people must not be charged more than $5 for a covered drug.

          And that takes us to a man who was not president but who provided his state of Massachusetts with an unbelieveable healthcare program, Mitt Romney. The Massachusetts plan was supposed to accomplish two things — achieve universal health insurance coverage while controlling costs. 123 people signed up during Massachusett’s first month of open enrollment. End of the first year, only 35,000 had enrolled. In 2010, fewer than 1 percent of 6.6 million residents were insured. Sound familiar? This program was used for the basics of The Affordable Healthcare Plan.

          • Need to make a correction..Last paragraph 5th sentence should read: In 2010, fewer than 1 percent of 6.6 million residents were uninsured.

            • Tess: What I meant to say was that listening to the media these days, it’s hard to believe that just a handful of years ago, there was a solid majority who wanted immediate action on health care reform.

  3. I voted for McCain and Romney and i would vote for Romney again. Leave the Liberal Mass Media out of it and he is still the better choice. Just contrast Obama and Romney and which loves America and which will get us closer to solvency and which is dragging us towards Orwell’s “1984”?? Maybe even more lies and no taking responsibility than in “1984”

  4. We have all heard over the past 5 years how President Obama is an “empty suit’ and he couldn’t give a speech without the aid of his teleprompter.

    While reading an article in the Wall Street Journal entitled “Stephens:From Four Score To Yes We Can” I realize just how much of an empty suit he really is. The author of the piece points out where the President stole some of his more famous rhetoric.

    * “An economy to last” refrain from his 2012 State Of The Union address was borrowed from an advertisement slogan for Ford Edsel……..yeah I got a kick out of the Edsel part myself!

    * “Nation building at home” was born from a Tom Freidman article.

    * “We are the ones we have been waiting for” is the title volumn essay by Alice Walker.

    * “The Audacity of Hope” adapted from Rev. Jeremiah Wright sermons.

    *”Yes we can” is the anthem from Bob the Builder and is aimed at 3 year olds. AGAIN HOW VERY APPROPIATE TO HIS TARGET AUDIENCE.

    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304439804579205801125914812

    OBVIOUSLY HE “DIDN’T BUILD” THOSE SPEECHES

    • Rand Paul didn’t build his speeches either..obvious plagiarism..so what’s the ruckus? All speech writers seem to feed off what someone else has said…just clever enough not to write it word for word.

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