Obama’s Standing With Swing Voters Is Weak

6:00 AM, Apr 27, 2012 • By JAY COST
On Wednesday I argued that only a tiny swath of the actual electorate – maybe 10 percent – will be up for grabs in November. Today, I want to answer the obvious follow-up question: what are these voters thinking?

At this point in the cycle, they probably are not paying very much attention, and they similarly have little information to go on about Mitt Romney. However, they do have a much more firm opinion of President Obama, and that we can take a look at via the public opinion polling.

Let’s use the polls that are currently in the RealClearPolitics average of Obama’s approval that also include data on how independent voters are thinking. Granted, many independents actually are, for all intents and purposes, partisans. However, it is within this group that we will find most of our true swing voters, so they are our best bet for examination.  READ MORE…