FDU Poll: Voters Don’t Like Obama, But He Still Wins

Farleigh Dickinson’ Public Mind released a poll this morning showing President Obama beating Mitt Romney 46%-42% and Newt Gingrich by 48%-42%. 

Rick Perry trails the president by 53%-35%,  Michele Bachman tails by 57% to 30%.

The nationwide poll of 855 registered voters says that 70% of voters say the United States is on the wrong track.  46% of the respondents disapprove of Obama’s performance.  45% approve.

Posted: December 7th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics | Tags: , , , , , | 4 Comments »

4 Comments on “FDU Poll: Voters Don’t Like Obama, But He Still Wins”

  1. Bob English said at 6:05 pm on December 7th, 2011:

    Interesting poll. My own view is that Romney would/could run a very competitive race against Obama and at least be competitive in some blue states that the other R’s would have no shot in.

    I’m not a big Newt fan and I really believe he could spell disaster for the party if he were the nominee. I was listening to some of the R’s who served with him in Congress and politics asside, some of them just don’t think he is fit to be President.

  2. Gene Baldassari said at 8:03 pm on December 7th, 2011:

    The poll is meaningless. The general election is eleven months away. And there has not been an active campaign that pits anyone one-on-one against Obama.

    The only polls that might have some value today, if properly conducted and interpreted, are the polls that measure Iowa and, to a lesser extent, New Hampshire.

    Everything else is up in the air and there is no sample that is available that can give you a reasonably accurate projection.

  3. Proud Republican said at 12:47 am on December 8th, 2011:

    I see this as bad for Obama. The Republicans are beating the hell out of each other, the opposition vote is split 8 or 9 ways and still they are within striking distance. Once the primary is over and the focus is on the Muslim community activist and his abysmal record, there should be a huge swing for the GOP. And don’t overlook that boob Corzine’s mounting troubles – those billboards (Obama and Corzine together) will rear their heads once again. Even Clinton is getting dragged into it. The economy still stinks, gas is still over 3 bucks a gallon, and Solyndra still ripped us off for over $500 million. And Obama’s accomplishments are?????

  4. Bob English said at 8:58 am on December 8th, 2011:

    Proud…regarding the economy, I think a key thing for Obama’s chances are what direction the economy is headling in November of 2012. Although its rate of improvement has been slow, if its still on the upswing rather than what he inheritted (in the 4th quarter of 2008, 700,000 jobs were being lost a month and the economy was shrinking at an incredible depression level of 9% which is far higher than the 3% that was estimated at the time)….than I think its more likely than not he is reelected no matter who the R challanger is.

    If the economy is seen as flat or even getting worse in November in 2012, than a credible R challanger who can appeal to moderate/independent voters is going to have a good shot of winning.

    Foreign Policy…no President bats 1000% since there are some things going on in other countries that you can certainly try to influenece but you can not control but I think most people are going to say he has done a pretty good job.

    Romney’s “appeasement” speech yesterday was ridiculous since the facts say otherwise. Left me wondering if Romney even knows what the word actually means.