Immigration laws and the Supreme Court’s abominable ruling on ObamaCare have had virtually no impact on presidential polls between Obama and Mitt Romney, at least, that’s according to the latest by Washington Post and ABC News.
The two are deadlocked, each securing 47 percent of likely voters, the same results reported in May. “The new numbers reflect a stubborn constancy,” the Post notes. “Only twice in 13 surveys over more than a year has either candidate held a lead exceeding the poll’s margin of sampling error. Now, the campaign appears destined to remain extremely close in the final four months before Election Day.”
This, in my opinion, is damning for Obama — not that I expected ObamaCare’s bogus triumph in the Supreme Court was going to give the President any veritable boost over Romney.
But Team Obama’s relentless tirade to paint his contender as some vampire capitalist who feeds on the plight of the common working man isn’t exactly effective. The President had an early spending advantage. But Romney’s gaining precipitously.WaPo’s Chris Cillizza reports the President’s fundraising blunders:
What’s clear from a broad analysis of ad spending in the swing states is that conservative super PACs are supplementing Romney in a way that is keeping him very much in the game.
Uh huh. According to a recent Gallup/USA Today survey of 12 swing states, Romney’s only two percent behind.
And now, with word of Romney’s massive June fundraising — $106 million collected — it seems likely that Romney will not only be able to equal Obama on air but, with an assist from the Republican super PACs, over take him between now and November 6.
Cillizza’s correct when he says: “And that’s a very scary proposition if you are on the Democratic side of the aisle.”