The title of a Reuters article released on July 10, 2012 is “Obama EXPANDS lead on Romney, voters MORE optimistic” (Web-site/URL: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/11/us-usa-campaign-poll-idUSBRE8691DP20120711). “voters more optimistic” is the first POSITIVE phrase we’ve seen in a long time.
“President Barack Obama EXPANDED his lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney to 6 percentage points in the White House race this month (July, 2012) as voters became slightly more optimistic about THE ECONOMY, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Tuesday (July 9, 2012)”. What is President Obama’s top domestic priority? THE ECONOMY or HEALTHCARE REFORM?
According to pollster Chris Jackson, “Last month (June, 2012) was a PARTICULARLY BAD time for Obama, but now, the race SEEMS TO have returned to its normal position, which has Obama UP (only) a few points”.
“IT’S NOT like consumer confidence has turned a big corner, but people feel a little better about where they are and where they are going. NOTHING BAD has happened recently and when nothing REALLY bad happens, people START feeling more optimistic“. IT’S NOT that President Obama is doing anything particularly or spectacularly well. It’s simply that “NOTHING BAD” had “happened” recently.
Finally, “Obama and Democrats at large have found AN EFFECTIVE HAMMER to use against Romney with the Bain Capital attacks“. IS IT “effective?” “People think of Romney as being RICH and ELITE and DON’T see him favorably in that light” obviously. POLITICIANS who are “rich and elite” are also/can also be classified/described as OUT OF TOUCH with mainstream society, which, again, IS NOT good.
So, Obama has the lead in the 2012 race for the White House…FOR NOW.