By Kevin Kervick
National Republicans may have some serious thinking to do. Their presumptive nominee, Mitt Romney looks to be in serious trouble on multiple fronts today.
Governor Romney has lost ground to President Obama and is now trailing in all of the national polls with the exception of the Rasmussen Reports poll which has been the poll most favorable to Governor Romney. Governor Romney is now tied with President Obama in the latest Rasmussen poll, which is a steep decline in that poll for Governor Romney relative to President Obama since early June.
In battleground states, Governor Romney is seeing similar declines. According to the poll numbers at Real Clear Politics, Governor Romney is behind in Florida, Iowa, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Obama groups are running hard-hitting television advertisements against Governor Romney in several battleground states that appear to be having an impact. The ads are portraying Governor Romney as a vulture capitalist whose business practices created a =net job loss instead of a jobs gain, which is a narrative that is challenging the cornerstone of the Romney campaign strategy. If the Romney job creating narrative is tarnished, he may not be able to find another narrative on which to run.
- Romney Losing Ground to Obama Without Support From Paul Nation (libertycrier.com)
- Is Obamacare is Winning Issue for Republicans?: No Apparent Bump for Romney (bungalowbillscw.blogspot.com)
- In Close Race, Obama’s Plan B Is Paying Off (newyorker.com)
- Independents thrilled with neither Obama, Romney health reform plans (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- Rasmussen: Obama gets polling bump from high court health ruling (lmliberty.wordpress.com)
- “Tax” vs. “penalty” debate hurts both Obama and Romney – CBS News (cbsnews.com)
- New Rasmussen poll in Missouri (editordon.com)
- Obama ad hits Romney on outsourcing (content.usatoday.com)
- Poll Shock: CNN Poll of Battleground States Shows Romney With Eight Point Lead, 51-43 (minx.cc)
- Obama defiantly attacks Romney on ‘outsourcing’ – ABC News (abcnews.go.com)