Skip to comments.Fox News poll: Voters say neither candidate has plan for economy
Posted on 06/27/2012 4:00:42 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
In a tight presidential race that both candidates say will turn on the economy, majorities of American voters believe neither has a plan to improve things.
A new Fox News poll released Wednesday shows that by a 14 percentage-point margin, more voters think Barack Obama (41 percent) has a clear plan to improve the economy than think Mitt Romney does (27 percent). Still, a 53-percent majority says Obama doesnt have a plan, and a 55-percent majority says Romney doesnt.
Romney has yet to seal the deal with all his party faithful, as less than half of Republicans (49 percent) think the former Massachusetts governor has a plan to help the economy. In contrast, nearly three quarters (72 percent) of Democrats say Obama does.
Shortly after taking office Obama said it was up to him to improve the economy, and if he didnt do so in three years he would be a one-term president. The new poll asks, If voters hold Obama accountable on getting the economy on track, do you think he would deserve re-election, or not? Voters are split: 48 percent say Obama would deserve another term, while 47 percent disagree.
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“Voters say neither candidate has plan for economy.”
Well, we know whose plan DOESN’T work.
If Romney and a Republican-dominated Congress REPEAL Obama’s past 3 years of America-killing regulations, THAT’S A PLAN!
I disagree. Obama has a plan for the economy and it’s right on schedule.
The problem is that hes not the type to take principled positions and sell them.
I’m sure he can take a principled position if someone tells him which one are to his advantage politically. That said, if he is a robot conservative, and is just going through the motions, I will never say anything negative about him ever again.
It is in a spiral; contributed to by Obama, but started by Presidents going back to Woodrow Wilson.
The economy is its own engine. No man or government can control it.
The only thing any POTUS or Congress can do is to just shut up and get out of the way.
Since they refuse to do that, I guess the spiral will continue.
The plan is Socialism for either party. The GOP has always voted for a debt increase.
“I pledge to cut government spending and to keep cutting it and downsizing the government until we reach a balance in our bookkeeping. There are things that are required of the Federal government under our Constitution and those things will continue to be fully funded in the smartest manner. All other non Constitutional mandates will be open for consideration of reduction or elimination”.
Romney is the second coming of Ronald Reagan! He’ll have the economy turned around and growing 5% quarterly with -3% unemployment within six weeks!
Delegates need only to vote ABSTAIN on the first ballot in Tampa.
Why send another RINO in to lose to Obama?
Did we learn nothing from 2008?
This is probably the single most disturbing poll I have seen.
If you consider the actions of Obama leading up to the time this poll was taken, it is incomprehensible.
I don’t know what to say except an ineffectual candidate can lose an election very easily. Very discouraging.
I realize Romney is running against every obstacle out there, including the USA press; but, he has lost ground. I am very concerned.
That’s because there isn’t a plan that the government can do to fix this mess.
I wish people would wake the hell up. Why is Europe in this mess? Why are so many countries in trouble? Is it something their governments can fix? NO
Same here. There is no political messiah that is going to come riding in on a white horse and ‘fix’ everything economically.
The Democrats don't. Neither do many of the mushy Indies who will pull the lever for the Kenyan again.
Romney needs to step up his game if he hopes to win this thing. He definitely isn't there yet, and if he sits back and lets Baraq and his MSM cronies define him, it could be game over before we even get out of the summer.
Romney is a wuss and we got Freepers celebrating that Romney isn’t saying anything or taking a position on hardly anything as though a ‘generic candidates’ will beat Obama. Rush yesterday said that warning flags should go up about Team Romney and they should because he truly can lose this thing if he continues to play ‘no core’ Mitt
Tomorrow is a game changer. He has to pick up the ball starting in the afternoon.
It won’t be a candidate that does anything. Rather, when the people of this country draw a line in the sand and take the country back by force.
And that will be the ONLY solution that will ever work. It has come to that.
We only wish that neither of the socialists had plans for the economy.
“Did we learn nothing from 2008?”
These so called FOX News “polls” have become a joke. They seem to only poll the mentally challenged and/or the mentally depressed.
“Rush yesterday said that warning flags should go up about Team Romney and they should because he truly can lose this thing if he continues to play no core Mitt.”
Well, as usual, Rush is right.
Thank you for starting this thread.
Let me see. We know Obama’s plan for the economy is apparently to wreck it, along with the Constitution. - I think Romney at least isn’t a human wrecking ball who hates America.
Answer to question #2: No.
Oh and by the way, prepare for incoming from the "Romney-As-GOP-Messiah" crowd. As the GOP-e has been telling us since 1988, "Hey suckers, you'll take what we give you and you WILL like it."
“I think Romney at least isnt a human wrecking ball who hates America.”
‘Zackly! I’d certainly rather Romney lay out a plan but even if he doesn’t, it beats a calculated (and proven successful) plan for destruction.
Voters want more from ABO.
You are 100% correct.
The contraction will continue until the cycle is complete. The only thing the President can do is position our country to recover/rebuild when it's done (and we haven't hit bottom yet).
With Bambi in the White House, it won't be done. With Romney, we have a glimmer of a chance that it will.
Did we learn nothing from 2008?
We did. Unfortunately, none of "our" people is ready for prime time. None has the money, media, or minions to challenge Obama and win. If they did, they would have soundly defeated Mitt in the primaries.
I am a Conservative.
Our only hope is to transform "malleable Mitt" into a true conservative.
Transforming a true conservative into a viable candidate who can take on Obama and win in November is a pipe dream.
So true. Objective November 2012- Get Hussein out. Objective 2016- Replace Romney with a real conservative candidate.
Right on brother. You nailed it. If you don't mind, I think I'll use a shortened form in my tagline.
Conservatives who are not 100% behind Romney are abandoning their conservatism.
That’s why Rush, Levin, Palin, and Reagan, in his grave, support Romney. The grownups will get Romney Elected! It’s Romney vs Obama. Who’s better for America?
Repealing a boatload of regulations is necessary, but not sufficient, to re-starting the US economy.
What is actually necessary is something much more bold than just repudiating the idiotic nonsense of the last four years. We have to unwind some stupidity going clear back to the 1970’s, including some issues with the Federal Reserve.
In short, I hold out no hope as of this point. Everything I see out of Romney indicates to me that he’s Yet Another Harvard Graduate, seeking to cover himself with spoils while telling the rest of us “Sorry, folks, but you didn’t go to an Ivy League school, you’re not one of the club, shut up and enjoy what you’ve got.”
We’re basically screwed. The path from here is forward and down, as pilots like to say when airplanes turn into gliders.
They do NOW. Obama has passed a megawatt tax increase and Romney wants to repeal it. I’d say those are “plans for the economy.”