I’ve noticed President Obama’s poll numbers trending up the past couple weeks, and now we have another example from Quinnipiac University:
President Barack Obama’s job approval rating is up, from a negative 41 – 55 percent October 6, to a split today with 47 percent approving and 49 percent disapproving in a Quinnipiac University poll released today. The president has leads of 5 to 16 percentage points over likely Republican challengers.
Obama also is looking better in matchups against potential Republican nominees:
47 – 42 percent over Romney, compared to a 46 – 42 percent Romney lead October 5;
52 – 36 percent over Perry, up from a 45 – 44 percent tie last month;
50 – 40 percent over Cain, who was not included in a matchup last month;
52 – 37 percent over Gingrich, who was not matched last month.
Not too shabby, the key is for these numbers to keep improving over the next year. If they do, I’m not saying Obama’s reelection will be easy, but given the utterly, outrageouly pathetic Republican presidential field, perhaps it won’t be that difficult either.
By the way, as far as Romney’s concerned, check after the “flip” for a video of Romney endorsing a “Daily Kos diarist who supported Bush’s impeachment, led demonstrations against the Iraq war, disagreed with capital punishment, and supported marriage equality.” I’m sure that will go over just GREAT with the right-wingers who vote in Republican primaries. Heh.