As of today the President Barack Obama has a commanding lead to be re-elected. Get your anger out now because it looks like it’s OVER. The President has a huge lead according to USA Today and the Gallup Poll. It’s 50% for Obama and 44% for Mitt Romney.
Wow, that’s a big gap to cover in five or six weeks.
Can Romney come back? Not likely.He got zero bump after the Republican Convention, but was only trailing by 2%. Remember John McCain had a narrow lead after his convention four years ago and still got beat. For Mitt to win something dramatic will have to happen and fast.
While people aren’t happy with the economy and don’t all feel that Obama has done a great job to fix things, they seem to want to stay the course. The President did stop the bleeding for sure, or at least he credit for that.
Here’s another big number from the Gallup poll: among likely voters it’s 48% Obama and 43% Romney. Yikes. That’s large margin this close to the election.
With unrest in the Middle East and maybe more on the way, it’s even more unlikely voters will switch horses. Some are calling the big bump up for Obama, The Clinton Factor. And clearly Bill was a lift for Obama, but there’s no Republican who can bang the drum on TV and help Mitt like that.
Bottom line: Hey, we all hoped that the Chiefs would find a way to beat Atlanta last week and that Missouri would slip past Georgia – but both played and lost to better teams. In the end the solid, better teams won – and handily. I believe Obama will win the election just as easily. He also leads in three key battleground states including Ohio and Florida.
Like old Dandy Don used to say on Monday Night Football, turn out the lights, the party’s over.