According to the poll, if the 2012 election were held again today, Romney would receive 53% of the popular vote while Obama would receive only 44%, CNN reported. That's quite a turnaround, especially when you consider that Obama beat Romney 51%-47% in the actual election.
And there's more interesting news in the poll:
- Less than half of those polled (48%) think President Obama is a "strong and decisive leader." That's a new low for Obama. A majority (52%) do not see the president as a strong and decisive leader.
- A majority of the respondents (56%) say that President Obama does not agree with them on issues they care about. Only 42% believe he does agree with them.
- Only 42% think Obama can "manage the government effectively." Another new low. A whopping 57% saw the president cannot manage the government effectively.
- Barely half of the people (51%) say they feel Obama "cares about people like me." This again is a new low, and this in an area where Obama has always been strong and has scored as high as 73%.
- Only 46% say Obama "shares my values." Again, this is a new low in a criteria where Obama has scored as high as 72%. A majority (53%) say Obama does NOT share their values.
- Only 49% even believe that President Obama is "sincere in what he says."
- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has jumped back on top and is now once again the choice of republicans polled to gain his party's nomination. Christie garners 13% of Republican support followed closely by Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee with 12% each. Christie had slipped to as low as 8% at one point.
These figures spell bad news not just for Obama but for the Democrat Party since a president going into a midyear election with these numbers usually finds his party on the losing side come November.