HolyCoast: One Year From Today Can Be The End of An Error

Sunday, November 06, 2011

One Year From Today Can Be The End of An Error

The 2012 presidential election will take place one year from today:
With today marking the one-year countdown to Election Day 2012 and his approval rating stuck in the low 40s, President Obama will have to defy American electoral history if he is to win re-election.

At 43 percent approval in a Gallup poll conducted Oct. 28-30, Mr. Obama recently referred to himself as an “underdog” — with good reason. Of all the presidents since World War II whose job-approval scores were lower than 50 percent one year before Election Day, only one went on to win a second term.

That was President Nixon, whose job approval stood at 49 percent in November 1971. He rebounded to defeat Democrat George McGovern in a landslide in 1972.
You know what the Dems did wrong in 1972? They nominated a bad candidate. That should be a lesson to the GOP about 2012.

3 comments:

Sam L. said...

I see it as 52 weeks from Tuesday.

Larry said...

I wouldn't put it past this admin. to compile a list of executive orders that would

1. be political suicide if enacted before the 2012 elections.

2. be difficult for the successor to repeal.

For example; could Obama give a huge swath of federal land in the path of the Keystone XL pipeline to an Indian tribe by decree?

Larry said...

I meant the above post to be in respect to Obama's potential lame-duck session. He could be very dangerous from 11/12 to 1/13.