Real unemployment—those “officially” unemployed according to the government’s new math, plus those who become so discouraged that they’ve simply stopped trying—is 14.9 percent. There are no jobs, even though the recession technically ended in 2009, and there has been nearly stagnant growth as debt spirals out of control and the number of people on food stamps hits an all-time record.
It’s a shameful record of failure for any President regardless of party, and it is the record of Barack Hussein Obama, the 45th President of the United States.
It is therefore somewhat stunning that only 54-percent of likely voters think Obama doesn’t deserve reelection:
A majority of voters believe the country is worse off today than it was four years ago and that President Obama does not deserve reelection, according to a new poll for The Hill.
Fifty-two percent of likely voters say the nation is in “worse condition” now than in September 2008, while 54 percent say Obama does not deserve reelection based solely on his job performance.
Only 31 percent of voters believe the nation is in “better condition,” while 15 percent say it is “about the same,” the poll found. Just 40 percent of voters said Obama deserves reelection.
The results highlight the depth of voter dissatisfaction confronting Obama as he makes his case for a second term at this week’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
I honestly, truly, to-my-core know that those numbers must be off.
The media and Democratic Party have spent the past 4 plus years telling us that opposing Barack Obama is racist, evil, sociopathic behavior. They’ve attempted to demonize traditional values and social norms, and continually abuse or ridicule anyone that publicly stands opposed to their values.
In such an environment, I do not think media polls can be accurate, due to an (entirely warranted) suspicion of the media motives. People being human, they are pleasers and will tell pollsters what they think pollsters are expecting or want to hear. These phenomena aren’t unknown, and fall into a range of sub-behaviors associated with confirmation bias.
In reality, separated from the expectations of others and confirmation bias of the fear of meeting the expectations of others we have the ballot box, which promises anonymity. It would not shock me in the least to discover a 2-4-percent difference between poll projections and actual results based upon the current state of the nation.
It should not be shocking in November to discover in exit polls that 54-56 percent of likely voters say the nation is in “worse condition” now than in 2008, while 56-58 percent say Obama does not deserve reelection based solely on his job performance.
We should not be surprised if only 27-29 percent of voters in exit polls tell us that they believe the nation is in “better condition,” or that 36-38 percent of voters say Obama deserved reelection.
It is difficult to imagine that any President of the past 100 years has failed in office as badly as Barack Obama has in his one term, and even more importantly, there is not indication that a second term would be any better.
Unless Mitt Romney discovers a way to sabotage his campaign between now and November, the self-inflected wounds of the Obama campaign should see him lose in a landslide, and there is the possibility that Mitt Romney will enter office pulling more than 55% of the popular vote.
People will lie to the media and to the pollsters, sometimes even to themselves, but I strongly suspect they’ll be honest about how this President has affected their lives when they enter the voting booth in November.