Usuallywhen the U.S. economy is in the doldrums, the incumbent president is in serious difficulty. With unemployment at 9.1%, the economy is in trouble. Does that mean Obama is in trouble politically? Not according to a series of polls just out today.
The stunning fact is Obama has almost a double-digit lead over most of his Republican rivals. Consider front-runner Mitt Romney. Obama clobbers him by 13 percentage points – 51 percent to 38 percent. At the same time Obama is amassing a campaign war-chest likely to be larger than the record $750 million he raised in 2008.
In the Reuter’s Ipsos, the other GOP contenders fared even worse than Romney’s 13-point gap in a matchup with Obama. Palin trailed Obama by 23 points and Tim Palwlenty was behind by 19 points.
At this point let me make a prediction. Romney will not win the GOP nomination and neither will Pawlenty. That leaves a group of political midgets and GOP has-beens to take on the president who, by and large, is extremely well liked.
Why is Obama winning?
What do you think?