“Obama’s numbers,” writes Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling (PPP), a Democratic outfit, about its poll, showing the president slipping, particularly among independents:
. . . are worse than they appear to be on the surface. The vast majority of the undecideds in all of these match ups disapprove of the job Obama’s doing but aren’t committing to a candidate yet while they wait to see how the Republican field shakes out. Here’s an idea of where these various match ups might stand once all voters have made up their minds:
-In the Obama/Romney head to head 21% of undecideds approve of Obama and 61% disapprove. If you allocate them based on their approval/disapprove of Obama, Romney would lead 52-48.
Emphasis added. Seems they’re more ready to vote for a generic Republican than a specific Republican. The latest Gallup poll or registered voters shows the “Republican Party’s candidate for president” beating Obama in the 2012 election by a margin of 47% to 39%.
What’s interesting to note as well is that not all those approve of the president’s performance are sold on renewing the Obama’s lease on the Oval Office.