Yesterday, Rasmussen had Governor Romney up 7 points over Obama, 50-43. Today, the poll’s rolling three-day average has increased Romney’s lead to 8, 50-42.
Any way you slice it, this is horrible news for a sitting incumbent. Not only has his challenger reached the magic 50-point mark for two days running, but any incumbent under 50, especially in the mid-to-low 40s, is in deep trouble. According to Rasmussen, 58% of the country is not ready to vote for this known quantity. And it’s just a fact that undecideds almost always choose the challenger.
The poll also takes into account a two-month long media crusade to aid and abet every White House campaign gimmick it could muster, from the phony War on Women to the cynical class warfare to ginning up racial division with Trayvon Martin to spiking the bin Laden football.
Some of today’s results include the voters digesting of Obama’s decision this week to stop lying about his position on same-sex marriage and the Washington Post’s pathetic attempt to Squirrel the electorate with half-century-old nonsense about Romney The Teenage Homophobe.
As of right now, Obama is failing because his Media Palace Guards are failing.
All the King’s Media Men can’t put President FailureTeleprompter back together again.
In this relentless trench war, New Media keeps pushing back with something called The Truth. It’s not 2008 anymore. The corrupt media no longer controls the narrative. Oh, they still set the narrative table, but New Media just keeps pulling the table cloth out from under their nonsense.
We have a long way to go, and there will be many rough patches ahead; but New Media and the Citizen Journalists on Twitter, Facebook, and elsewhere who support them can help to win this thing.
Finally, it’s important to note that if Rasmussen’s results look like an outlier, that’s because the respected pollster only polls likely voters. By comparison, other pollsters, like Gallup, poll registered voters.
Sometime after Labor Day, though, when election day is closer, most everyone will move to likely voters because that’s the more accurate way to judge the outcome of the election.