Liberal Media Strikes Again: Obama moves further ahead in polls, but writer smells trouble
Ok, this is an opinion piece…but this really does seem to be something of a mantra among certain folks on the right these days: “by being ahead at this point, Obama is really behind!”
According to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, President Obama has widened his lead over rival Mitt Romney. He’s now six points ahead (49 to 43 percent nationwide), up from a three-point lead (47 to 44 percent) last month in the key swing states, Mr. Obama’s doing even better. NBC/WSJ has him leading by eight points in the top 12 battlegrounds.
This is good news for the president. So why does it feel as if he’s in a tougher spot than he’s been in for much of the campaign?
In fact, it seems almost incredible – the political equivalent of defying gravity – for Obama to have gained ground in the horse race
The question is whether Obama can continue to defy gravity like this all the way to November. Given the strikingly strong levels of dislike for Romney – who trails Obama by 20 points on likability in the poll – the president may still be able to stay on top. But we can’t imagine it will continue to be this easy.