The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows President Obama attracting support from 46% of voters nationwide, while Mitt Romney earns 45% of the vote. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. See daily tracking history.
When “leaners “are included, it’s Obama 49% and Romney 46%. Leaners are those who are initially uncommitted to the two leading candidates but lean towards one of them when asked a follow-up question.
Willard “Mitt” Romney comfortably sees himself as the chief executive officer of a US$1 billion enterprise – the Republican Party election campaign that should place him as the next President of the United States (POTUS). Meanwhile, current POTUS Barack Obama is increasingly convinced he just needs to deploy a secret weapon to clinch re-election.
That weapon is Mitt Romney.
USS Romney is like one of those state-of-the art aircraft carriers parked somewhere between the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean. The problem is, at (sic) winter and the November presidential election approaches Washington, it has hit not only one iceberg, but a climate changeful of icebergs. And this while the orchestra on board merrily keeps playing Baby, It’s Cold Outside to the $50,000-a-plate plutocrats who have not yet abandoned the sinking ship.
To think that the latest iceberg inflation developed over only two news cycles; there will be plenty more before the week – not to mention month – is over. That’s even before the first presidential debate in early October.
One gets the sense that ol’ Socks might have won pulling away had he simply kept his mouth shut. But he didn’t, hasn’t and won’t.
Meanwhile there’s the worry Obama will not be content to win by a head but instead evoke the dreaded ‘second term mandate’. Not only is it too early, but to a certain percentage of the populace (47% ring a bell?) all they’ll hear will be “Mandingo!”