David Hill, a Republican pollster, writes for “The Hill” that Pres. Obama re-election campaign’s spending this year of “$15 million on polling reeks of desperation.”
We wonder if the campaign’s polling budget includes gauging public reaction to the President’s “You didn’t build that” remarks in Roanoke on July 13?
Well before then, Gallup conducted a poll based on 25,464 interviews – and reports today – that “U.S. Business Owners Now Among Least Approving of Obama.”
A great debate has ensued about what the President really meant and the context of his remarks. [Full text here.]
For a sympathetic take, read this analysis by Andrew Collins, who gently notes…
“Yet, Obama fails to balance his statements with the importance of individual freedom and free enterprise.”
And that is exactly what has advocates of free enterprise up in arms.
And even a left-leaning website like ColoradoPols raises the prospect that “…President Obama seems to have created the gaffe that might signal the end of his Presidency next January.”