Obama Even More Vulnerable Than Republicans Think

Start with Obama’s poll numbers, which are mediocre. His
job-approval rating has been trending upward since October, but
is still below 50 percent. More people disapprove than approve
of his performance on health care and on the economy — two
issues likely to be critical in the election. A Gallup/USA Today
poll recently found that among swing-state voters, Romney is
actually beating Obama. (As is Rick Santorum.) Even in state
polls that have Obama ahead, his numbers are weak: He’s below 46
percent in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida and Iowa. And almost 60
percent of Americans believe the country is “on the wrong
track,” which typically doesn’t bode well for an incumbent


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