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    Re: AP-GfK Poll: Obama faces trouble with key voters

    Obama's approval rating has been dropping. I really don't see him winning reelection if this trend continues. The economy will be the defining issue in 2012 and if the economic condition of the country has not improved than Obama has no shot at reelection. I think Obama won the election largely because of Bush's low approval rating, the state of the economy, and the voting populace not willing to trust Republicans with the economy anymore. The same feelings will apply towards Obama when he tries to win reelection.
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    Re: AP-GfK Poll: Obama faces trouble with key voters

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    There are indications that the housing market is going to descend further according to a few articles I've read. Doing home searches for our upcoming purchase has been disheartening, to say the least. Local projections for my area already have houses valued 1/3-1/2 lower than they were 4 years ago by the end of next year. Homes for sale are mostly foreclosures, many in need of significant repairs...or homes for sale at their 2007 values. Those high-priced homes have been on the market for months or even years.

    The loan options available for the foreclosed homes or homes in need of repair require lower DPs and have looser credit requirements, but those loans aren't well known to the average buyer.

    If the housing market continues to drop off economic recovery will probably struggle as well. I'm not sure what can be done in 14 months to turn things around so significantly as to show marked improvement without simultaneously overspending at a point when the country's financial position is precarious.
    It's what should have been done 14-30 months ago. "We" decided to make those who screwed up the market well and forgot about the rest. Things IMO would be far different today if we had looked after main street as opposed to Wall Street.

    As it is, it's going to be a real drag and politicians are going to blame everyone but themselves. Everyone that voted to make Wall Street well over main street should lose their jobs regardless of the letter after their names.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Let me ask you this....Do you think Obama is guilty of over selling his ability to improve jobs creation???
    That depends a great deal on the economic conditions available in which to create jobs. Lots of folks are great bakers but if you only give them an oven that heats up to 175 degrees, its really difficult to judge their abilities.
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    Re: AP-GfK Poll: Obama faces trouble with key voters

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    It all depends on who he's running against.
    To a degree. If the republicans nominate someone like romney or huntsman, I will vote for them. If they pick someone like Bauchman or Perry I am considering not even voting.

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    Re: AP-GfK Poll: Obama faces trouble with key voters

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    Source: The Associated Press: AP-GfK Poll: Obama faces trouble with key voters

    Obama's approval/confidence numbers are plunging among whites, white independents, women, the young, and even liberals.

    The question remains... Can he win reelection in 2012 without significant upturns in the economy/job sector/debt controls?

    I don't think so.
    Polls 15 months before an election don't mean very much.

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    Re: AP-GfK Poll: Obama faces trouble with key voters

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    This, along with the next year for Obama is key. If the republicans put up someone who can't appeal to the country as a whole, then they don't have a shot.
    that, of course, is precisely why the Carter White House was overjoyed to learn that it was running against a far-right-wing movie actor.

    in reality, 2012 will be mostly a referendum on Obama's stewardship. The Republican Candidate just has to look moderately sane and remember to ask "where are the jobs?" every ten minutes.

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    Re: AP-GfK Poll: Obama faces trouble with key voters

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    That depends a great deal on the economic conditions available in which to create jobs. Lots of folks are great bakers but if you only give them an oven that heats up to 175 degrees, its really difficult to judge their abilities.
    the question was did he oversell himself. not, what is his excuse for failure.

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    Re: AP-GfK Poll: Obama faces trouble with key voters

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Obama's approval rating has been dropping. I really don't see him winning reelection if this trend continues. The economy will be the defining issue in 2012 and if the economic condition of the country has not improved than Obama has no shot at reelection. I think Obama won the election largely because of Bush's low approval rating, the state of the economy, and the voting populace not willing to trust Republicans with the economy anymore. The same feelings will apply towards Obama when he tries to win reelection.
    precisely. I don't think you could say that either party has "won" any election since 2006; the opposing party has just been "fired".

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    Re: AP-GfK Poll: Obama faces trouble with key voters

    I gave Obama a bit more credit in the beginning because being a President during a recession (a depression for many) is not easy.

    But... he has caved on many of his campaign promises, and opportunities for real "hope and change" have fallen short.

    I treat him as any other crony President now. Although, I still think he was better than Bush.

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