The bounce from the DNC convention which relied on abortion, the GM bailout and killing Osama, has begun to fade.
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 48% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns 45% of the vote. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. See daily tracking history.
50% trust Romney with the economy to 43% who trust Obama.
Romney leads by 1% in Florida and by 3% in Missouri. Romney has 51% of the vote in North Carolina.
In Ohio, Obama leads by 1%.
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Voters trust Obama more than Romney on foreign affairs by a narrow 46% to 43%.
The polls might change given the protests throughout the Muslim world.
Obama’s doctrine is failing and Romney’s prompt critique of the apology out of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo was very timely. President Obama should have listened to Romney and stopped the administration’s apologies for our free speech. It is making us look weak and we have targets on our backs as a result.
Charles Krauthammer’s article published in WAPo on September 13th:
There are two positions one can take regarding the Iranian nuclear program: (a) it doesn’t matter, we can deter them; or (b) it does matter, we must stop them.
In my view, the first position — that we can contain Iran as we did the Soviet Union — is totally wrong, a product of wishful thinking and misread history. But at least it’s internally coherent.
What is incoherent is President Obama’s position. He declares the Iranian program intolerable — “I do not have a policy of containment; I have a policy to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon” — yet stands by as Iran rapidly approaches nuclearization.
A policy so incoherent, so knowingly and obviously contradictory, is a declaration of weakness and passivity. And this, as Anthony Cordesman, James Phillips and others have argued, can increase the chance of war. It creates, writes Cordesman, “the same conditions that helped trigger World War II — years of negotiations and threats, where the threats failed to be taken seriously until war became all too real.”
This has precipitated the current U.S.-Israeli crisis, sharpened by the president’s rebuff of the Israeli prime minister’s request for a meeting during his upcoming U.S. visit. Ominous new developments; no Obama response. Alarm bells going off everywhere; Obama plays deaf.
The old arguments, old excuses, old pretensions have become ridiculous…Read the entire article at WaPo