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August 12, 2012

Rasmussen Today

Rasmussen:

Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 46% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 44%.

Also, most people don't know who Paul Ryan is, but among those who do, he is viewed far more favorably than unfavorably. I guess we can expect that to change as the Democrats have raced to every morning news show to define him first.


And, from Gallup, Obama's job approval numbers are worse today than they were on the same date in 2010.

Obama's administration is making damn sure that all politicians are viewed skeptically by the public for a long, long time.

Those who mistakenly believe the Solyndra issue will help Mitt Romney's campaign should keep in mind a couple of very simple facts. First, by a three-to-one margin, voters believe elected politicians routinely provide help to favored companies. Second, seven out of 10 Americans believe government and big business work together against the rest of us.

In other words, Americans believe crony capitalism is a reality regardless of which party is in the White House. This is the root cause of much of the frustration sweeping the nation today.

Voters don't want to be selecting a venture capitalist in chief; they want to pick someone to run the government. And they want the government to stop picking winners and losers in the business world.

Emphasis mine.
Just to add an anecdote; a family member that I know to be a low-information kind of Republican told me cynically last week that he believes Romney would deliver the country to his business buddies. "I'm not sure about this guy, he's just in it for himself."

So, there's a prevailing zeitgeist that rule of law no longer applies to the highest offices in the land.
Ironically, such public cynicism can depress turnout and can actually cause the Democrats to hold on to power (since we're also assuming high turnout this time around will favor Mitt). This is a winning feedback loop for kleptocrats. It's unAmerican and must be smashed.

Mitt has to do something to get ahead of this impression and turn it around.

Thanks to Jammie Wearing Fool for the Gallup link.


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