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Obama Flounders in Swing State Polls

President Obama’s jobs plan hasn’t helped boost his favorability in two key swing states, according to the latest Quinnipiac poll. The majority of voters in Ohio and Pennsylvania say he doesn’t deserve reelection. In Pennsylvania, Obama is in a statistical dead-heat with Mitt Romney for the 2012 election, while in Ohio he ties both Romney and Perry.

In other words, Obama’s taxpayer-bankrolled visits to swing states have had little impact on voters. Fox News reports:

President Obama has been campaigning almost non-stop since Labor Day, but his political fortunes have hardly improved. Obama’s September blitz through swing states, backed up with an aggressive media schedule, has apparently yielded little for the embattled incumbent. …

In Ohio and neighboring Pennsylvania, 51 percent of voters said Obama didn’t deserve a second term. In Virginia, the lynchpin to Obama’s 2012 strategy, a Roanoke College poll found the president with a 39 percent rating. In North Carolina, the great Obama success story of 2008, a High Point University poll finds the president with a 41 percent job-approval rating.

In fact, Obama has actually seen his approval rating in Ohio slip since the summer, despite the time he’s spent campaigning in the state recently. If the president expected the trips to generate political pressure on the GOP to pass his bill, he was clearly mistaken.



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