One out of Five Liberals Would Vote for Mitt Romney


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This is why ObamaCare works around elections and why Obama is proposing to postpone his Halloween health plan massacre to after the 2014 elections. Apparently if you screw people over, they’re less likely to vote for you.

For Mitt Romney, the 2012 election was held about a year too early. Romney would hold a slight lead on President Obama if the 2012 election were replayed today, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

The poll of registered voters shows Romney at 49 percent and Obama at 45 percent in the rematch, a mirror image of Romney’s four-point (51-47) popular-vote loss in 2012.

Obama’s loss of support is spread across many demographics, but he has suffered most among the young, the less-educated, the poor and, perhaps most interestingly, among liberals.

* Obama won women in 2012 by 11 points, according to exit polls; today he leads by one point.

* He has seen his lead among young voters (18-39 years old) drop from 18 percent to 2 percent.

* His four-point lead among those with less than a college degree has flipped to a nine-point deficit.

* Among those making less than $50,000, Obama’s 22-point lead is now three points.

* Among liberals, Obama won by 75 points but now leads by 59 percent. One in five self-described liberals (20 percent) say they would vote for Romney.

* The biggest drop is among those professing to have no religion. While this group backed Obama by 44 points, it now supports him by a 22-point margin.

They really lost their religion now.

Unfortunately there’s no breakdown for Hispanics, who seem to have turned on Obama. There’s just white and non-white categories. Still 30 percent in the non-white category think that Obama lied. Most of those are probably Hispanic.

The majority of those polled rate themselves as independent. And that 49-45 split is only among registered voters. Among all those polled, it’s about even.

But most dangerously from the Dem perspective, since their entire campaign strategy is “X Cares About People Like You” is this number

Q: Please tell me whether the following statement applies to Obama, or not: He understands the problems of people like you?

47% Yes

51% No

This is the truly terrifying number for liberals. Because this is what they’ve been winning on.

The vast majority of Dems still believe. Independents don’t by 57 to 40. Non-whites believe by 67 to 32. Women don’t believe 50 to 48. No age demographic believes. Though the young crowd is close.

HS or less don’t believe 52 to 46. Post-grads believe 59 to 39. No income group believes. The West and the Northeast believe. The South and Midwest do not.

With numbers like these, Mitt Romney could have won. So could any Republican.

  • glpage

    If the RNC cannot turn this into a victory next year they deserve to loose. Given their history, I have low expectations.

  • BS77

    Romney and/or Cruz in 2016

  • Elizabeth capecod

    I don’t know how Hillary can run from obamacare in the 2016 election. She can’t defend it and she can’t condemn it. I foresee a lot of ‘changing the subject’..

  • NAHALKIDES

    I hate to sound pessimistic, but to me the outstanding fact here is that Obama’s numbers are still as high as they are. 2/3 of nonwhites still support the guy? The under-$50,000 crowd still favors him by three points? After the ACA disaster and the IRS scandal? It doesn’t matter if these people don’t read the news or don’t care – they’re too stupid to be allowed to vote, and when they do, it’s going to be for the guy with the “D” after his name.

    The one good thing about these numbers is that they may mean we haven’t quite reached the tipping point of one-party Democratic rule yet, and we may still be able to beat them – if we do everything exactly right. In a better world, 60% of the public would be calling for Obama’s impeachment.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Obama can’t possibly lose the black vote. But he’s becoming a bit weak among Hispanics. Classing everyone into non-whites disguises that. So non-whites will always be fairly high for Obama due to the black vote.

  • ziggy zoggy

    Romney is a adult. Obama is a little boy. Thanks for boycotting the election, you stupid tw@ts.

  • Jakareh

    Say what you will, but I’m glad Obama won, not because I support him—far from it as a matter of fact—but because things needed to come to a head. If Romney were in charge, chances are in that a few months Congress would pass a repeal of Obamacare and he would sign it, and that would be that—a quick and relatively painless death. As things stand, because Obama is too arrogant to give up on his “signature achievement”, Obamacare will fester until the contagion has spread to every aspect of “progressive” big government and all who support it. The result will be a political war of attrition that Democrats are bound to lose, giving us a chance to elect a real conservative—Ted Cruz or someone comparable—rather than a quasi-conservative like Mitt Romney.

    Is this view of things too optimistic? Perhaps, but I like to thing good triumphs over evil at the end.

    • Chavi Beck

      Things keep on coming to a head, again and again. Do you really want to live through a revolution? Personally I’d rather live in a country that’s gradually improving.

      • Jakareh

        And I’d rather live in an eden with cheeseburger trees and tame unicorns, but guess what? I don’t get my wish, either. In case you haven’t noticed, this country is not gradually improving (unless you’re a Muslim or a communist), and having a quasi-conservative as president would, at the most, have temporarily slowed down the deterioration; it certainly would not have reversed it.

  • Chavi Beck

    Things keep on coming to a head, again and again. Do you really want to live through a revolution? Personally I’d rather live in a country that’s gradually improving.

  • Jakareh

    And I’d rather live in an eden with cheeseburger trees and tame unicorns, but guess what? I don’t get my wish, either. In case you haven’t noticed, this country is not gradually improving (unless you’re a Muslim or a communist), and having a quasi-conservative as president would, at the most, have temporarily slowed down the deterioration; it certainly would not have reversed it.