Two days ago the Rasmussen Tracking poll showed President Obama getting a sudden jump to a two point lead over Governor Romney. This morning, the three day average shows a tie at 46% each, meaning that the MSM’s declaration of the second Romney death knell in two weeks didn’t kill Romney’s campaign, but that the president’s series of pratfalls of Letterman and before Univision may have hurt him. More likely: The worsening news over the economy —the second drop in three months in the Leading Economic Indicators, FedEx’s grim forecast, the announcement by Bank of America of 16,000 layoffs etc– is catching up with voters just as a fresh round of anti-American violence sweeps the globe.
Didn’t see those stories? Oh. How about the news of the Benghazi cover-up? Heres the most interesting aspect of Campaign 2012: The corrupt MSM reporting, the kid gloves handling of the president by the tigers of the White House press corps and the POTUS-friendly confines of Politico etc, the distorted polls –none of it matters. Voters are getting the information via a million sources (talk radio, Fox News, Twitter, NRO and Hot Air and The Weekly Standard and Washington Examiner, take bows), and the fact of the president’s failures and the zero chance he’ll get better at a job he admitted he cannot do is deep in the electorate’s understanding.
For two weeks since the election the president’s numbers have fallen in Gallup and Rasmussen, the two biggest polls and the only tracking polls that show direction as opposed to snapshots. MSM tried to use Romney’s press conference on the Cairo appeasement announcement, the “47%” meme and his taxes to slow Obama’s drop to no avail. 2012 is a referendum on a failed president who flails about whenever he comes out in public. Sure, he’s a great debater and odds are at least one of the moderators will toss him softballs and throw fastballs at Romney’s head, but not even three Obama wins in a row over Romney will do other than confirm he’s all talk and no action.
Look out for kitchen sinks. Romney is winning and it is going to get uglier still as Chicago gets more and more desperate.