A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 29% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the president is doing a good or an excellent job on the economy. That’s down from 30% in each of the last two weeks, down from 36% three weeks ago and the lowest ratings on the economy yet recorded for this president.
(You can find the entire summary of this recent survey here.)
However, recent Public Policy Polling polls show Obama tied with former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, and ahead of all the other Republican candidates in the current GOP field. The question is this: what do the Republicans have to do to take the White House next November? Will it be enough to merely focus on the economy? If so, what factors are going to push the Republican nominee past President Obama next November? If not, what strategies must the Republican nominee employ if he/she is going to win?