Voter remorse: poll finds more voters think Romney would have been better

Quinnipiac University has published a poll finding that a majority of voters believe Mitt Romney would be doing a better job as president than President Barack Obama.

  • America would be better off if Republican Mitt Romney had won the 2012 presidential election, 45 percent of voters say, while 38 percent say the country would be worse off.
  • Missing Mitt are Republicans 84 – 5 percent and independent voters 47 – 33 percent, while Democrats say 74 – 10 percent that the U.S. would be worse off with Romney.
  • American voters say 54 – 44 percent that the Obama Administration is not competent running the government. The president is paying attention to what his administration is doing, 47 percent say, while 48 percent say he does not pay enough attention.
  • Obama gets negative grades for his handling of most key issues:
    • Negative 40 – 55 percent for handling the economy;
    • Negative 37 – 57 percent for foreign policy;
    • Negative 40 – 58 percent for health care;
    • 50 – 40 percent for the nvironment;
    • Negative 44 – 51 percent for terrorism;

worst president

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I think it’s also worth noting question 43 in the poll.  It asks what voters think are the most important issues facing the country.  If you follow Washington politics, you’ll see that this administration is focused on, and spending nearly all its time on the issues voters believe are the least important: minimum wage (1%), immigration (4%), environment (2%), and class inequality (1%).  How could this president be so out of touch with the political pulse of the nation he heads?


  1. Faint praise for Romney, I’d say. My cat would do a better job than Obama. Romney wasn’t the ideal choice for a conservative like myself, but no doubt he was the better choice in the last election. Obama had already proven himself incompetent and unworthy of the office, but he had way too many supporters who just couldn’t believe the truth about him. Now, when it’s too late, they face the facts. The question is, will it open enough eyes, at least among independents, to realize that another Democrat the next time around is not likely the better choice? The biggest fear is that even with all this, the most conservative possibility should have a leg up, but GOP won’t have the spine to go all in to support such a candidate.

  2. Please lets not limit it to cats. There are other animals that could serve us better and with more enthusiasm than what we have now.\

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