Here are the key findings of the first USA Today/Gallup Poll of the 2012 battleground states:
– By nearly 4 to 1, voters aren’t satisfied with the direction of the country.
– By 60 percent to 37 percent, voters say they aren’t better off than they were three years ago.
– By more than 2 to 1, Republicans are more likely to say they are “extremely enthusiastic” about voting in the 2012 election.
– By more than 3 to 1, non-Whites in the swing states say they will vote for Obama over Romney.
– By 51 percent to 38 percent, voters in the swing states disapprove of Obamacare.
– Obama is hovering somewhere near a 33 percent approval rating with White voters.
– Obama has a 40 percent approval rating in the swing states.
– If that were not bad enough for Obama, the Republican state legislatures have enacted sweeping changes in election laws, which will suppress black and Hispanic turnout in key swing states like Ohio, Florida, and North Carolina.
The Democratic media is putting on a brave face in public, but they are looking at these numbers and have to know that it would be unprecedented for Obama to win reelection with that level of White disillusionment in the Heartland.
One last thing: there is also that European financial crisis which will undoubtedly cause the shit to the fan on Wall Street between now and November 2012. What happens to the “Arab Spring” between now and then? Is democracy going to emerge in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya when the troops are withdrawn?
At the rate things are going, Bugs Bunny could beat Obama.