Two words: Under water.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds that the generic Republican picks 48% of the vote, while the president gets 43% support. Three percent (3%) favor some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Last week, the incumbent and the generic Republcian candidate were tied, each earning 44% support. The GOP candidate has now outpolled the president in seven-of-10 surveys conducted weekly since early May. Prior to this survey, the Republican has earned 43% to 46% of the vote, while support for the president has ranged from 42% to 45%. Rasmussen Reports will provide new data on this generic matchup each week until the field of prospective Republican nominees narrows to a few serious contenders.
Obama can raise the moolah but he’s rapidly losing the narrative. The media stubbornly refuse to do anything but fall on their knees and worship their messiah, but the fact is, he’s unpopular. We’ll see bumps in the polls, especially once Generic Republican has a real name, face and record to defend, but Obama’s trajectory is south. If he can’t disrupt this trend, he’s in deep.