Source: The Associated Press: AP-GfK Poll: Obama faces trouble with key votersAP-GfK Poll: Obama faces trouble with key voters
By JENNIFER AGIESTA, Associated Press – 19 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Whites and women are a re-election problem for President Barack Obama. Younger voters and liberals, too, but to a lesser extent. All are important Democratic constituencies that helped him win the White House in 2008 and whose support he'll need to keep it next year. An analysis of Associated Press-GfK polls, including the latest survey released last week, shows that Obama has lost ground among all those groups since he took office.
Among the findings:
• Just 3 in 10 white independents say Obama deserves to be re-elected and only 41 percent say he understands the problems of people like them.
• Fifty-six percent of all whites approved of how he was doing his job in the first three months of his presidency. But that support has fallen, with only 36 percent now liking how he's doing his job, while 59% say Obama deserves to be voted out of office.
• In the latest AP-GfK survey, less than half of all women and less than half of all men approve of the job Obama is doing. Just 50 percent of women said Obama deserves re-election.
• Twenty-seven percent of Democrats under age 45 say Obama is not a strong leader, compared with 11 percent in June.
• The share of liberals who say "strong leader" describes Obama "very well" has fallen from 53 percent to 29 percent in the aftermath of the debt-ceiling debate.
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.