RUSH: Here’s the devastating news from TheHill.com, and I think this poll probably reflects White House internal polling. “A majority of voters believe the country is worse off today than it was four years ago and that [Obama] does not deserve re-election.” A majority of voters. Have you ever seen, or heard of, a poll with these results from ABC/Washington Post, NBC/Wall Street Journal, CBS/New York Times?
Speaking of the New York Times, they had a story on Sunday. A guy at Forbes, after he read the story, posted an analysis piece of it, saying that this piece pretty much ends Obama’s presidency. It illustrates what a lousy CEO he is, what a lousy president he is. In fact, here’s how the guy starts it: “A New York Times front page story today — New York Times! — might have killed President Obama’s re-election hopes.” First the poll.
“Fifty-two percent of likely voters say the nation is in ‘worse condition’ now than in September 2008, while 54% say Obama does not deserve reelection based solely on his job performance.” So 52% of likely voters — likely voters — say it’s worse, and 54% say we’ve got to let the guy go. Fifty-one percent of women “believe Obama does not deserve reelection.” Now, it’s interesting. This is the time of year in the campaign we start getting polling data of “likely voters” not “registered voters” or “adults.”