55/46 USAT/Gallup – Romney Better on the Economy

USA Today/Gallup:

In the poll, 55% say the economy would get better over the next four years if Romney was elected, compared with 46% who say it would improve if Obama was re-elected. Twenty-seven percent say the economy would get worse in a Romney first term, compared with 37% who say that of an Obama second term.

This, I can’t figure out – Romney leads across the board in this poll yet people still think Obama will win?

Indeed, regardless of which candidate they support, those surveyed predict by 56%-36% that the president will win in November over Republican Mitt Romney.

They say it is due to the “recovering economy” favoring Obama but that doesn’t really square with this:

Though an overwhelming 71% rate economic conditions as poor, a 58% majority predict they will be good a year from now. While those surveyed are inclined to say they are worse off financially than a year ago, nearly two-thirds say they think they’ll be better off this time next year.

I think that the the assumption that this is good for Obama is wrong. The reason that they think things will be better in a year is because they think Obama will be the one filing for unemployment.

2 thoughts on “55/46 USAT/Gallup – Romney Better on the Economy

  1. My dog…matching colors on a Twister mat could make better decisions on the US economy. The only thing that gets Obama re-elected is low voter turnout. So drag everyone you know out to vote in November. Otherwise you’ll be wishing you know my dog. 🙂

  2. When during the primaries in West Virginia you lose 41% of the vote to a guy who did no advertising and is CURRENTLY IN JAIL………
    ….you have what we like to call **issues**.

    Last Tuesday’s primaries are Reason Numero Uno that President Obamessiah “came out” last week:
    he’s on shaky ground with everyone save a couple core constituencies and his girlfriends in the press.

    And he knows it.

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