From The Hill:
By Sheldon Alberts – 09/04/12 05:00 AM ET
A majority of voters believe the country is worse off today than it was four years ago and that President Obama does not deserve reelection, according to a new poll for The Hill.
Fifty-two percent of likely voters say the nation is in “worse condition” now than in September 2008, while 54 percent say Obama does not deserve reelection based solely on his job performance.
Only 31 percent of voters believe the nation is in “better condition,” while 15 percent say it is “about the same,” the poll found. Just 40 percent of voters said Obama deserves reelection.
It’s very simple: if President Obama can make this election about something other than the economy and his job performance, he stands a chance to win; if it is a referendum on how well he has done his job, he loses. It’s not just us evil conservatives who think he has done a poor job, it’s not just the raaaaacists who are unimpressed with his job performance, but the majority of likely voters — and the majority of Americans as well, though that wasn’t how the survey was conducted — who don’t believe that Barack Obama is up to the job.