Republican Voters Aren't Happy with Candidates
Obama isn't doing so well either
The Republican nominee race has been very eventful so far. There’s been a lot of ups and downs, mostly downs. We’ve gone from nine main contenders to four people. It’s been quite an exciting ride but it seems as though the republican voters are the ones that aren’t too happy.
There are two studies that have caught my eye recently. One shows an interesting increase in republican voter dissatisfaction and the other is regarding dissatisfaction with President Obama.
According to the Pew Research Center, a survey they ran earlier this month shows that many voters see the republican candidates as “only fair/poor”—52%. The results also show that the “ratings of the field are far less positive than were opinions of the Republican field in 2008. At about this point four years ago, 68% of Republican and GOP-leaning voters rated the field as excellent or good.”
This includes not only republican voters but republican-leaning voters and we all know that swing voters are the ones that choose presidents.
President Obama isn’t free and clear either. According to a New York Times/CBS News poll, just 31 percent [expressed] a favorable opinion of Mr. Obama. Two-thirds of independent voters say he has not made real progress fixing the economy.”
There’s still a lot of uncertainty for many voters. Most people don’t tune into the presidential race until the August/September time frame, so there’s still a lot of room for big changes.
There was another set of questions in the Pew survey that proved to provide some great insight—even though we could assume this anyone. When asked which person (out of President Obama, Mitt Romney, & Newt Gingrich) best understands the problems of the average American, President Obama led with 55% compared to Mr. Romney’s 39% and Mr. Gingrich’s 36%.