Thursday, May 17, 2012

Obama Campaign Donations Drop Significantly in April 

Obama’s April fundraising total dropped almost 20 percent from $53 million in March, falling to just $43.6 million.  That is almost a $10 million dollar drop !

That is a significant drop and would explain why Obama has curbed his criticism of Wall Street and announced his support of same-sex marriage an an effort to encourage more donations from gay supporters.

His announced support of same-sex marriage will likely boost his May fundraising, but has already damaged his support among critical swing-voting independents, according to polls.

According to a recent New York Times article citing a NYT/CBS Poll:

Most Americans suspect that President Obama was motivated by politics, not policy, when he declared his support for same-sex marriage, according to a poll released on Monday.

Sixty-seven percent of those surveyed by The New York Times and CBS News since the announcement said they thought that Mr. Obama had made it “mostly for political reasons”

Independents were more likely to attribute it to politics, with nearly half of Democrats agreeing.       

The drop in donations to Obama's campaign also appear to coincide with an increase in support for Romney from Wall Street as portrayed in this recent article:

Donors tied to banking desert Obama for Romney

When the head of JPMorgan Chase met with shareholders to answer for a trading loss of more than $2 billion Tuesday, it was against an evolving political backdrop: Donors from big banks are betting on Mitt Romney to defeat President Obama and repeal new restraints on risky, large-scale investments.

"There’s no doubt that there’s been a big diminution of support for the president,’’ said William M. Daley, Obama’s former chief of staff and a former top JPMorgan Chase executive. “People in the financial services sector are saying, ‘The president has been too tough on us, both in policy and on rhetoric."
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

NY Times Poll:Romney Leading Among Women Voters

After months of manufactured "GOP War on Women" silliness, a new CBS/NYT poll (!) finds Romney leading Obama 46-44% among woman voters. Mind you, that isn't GOP women or even independent women, but ALL women voters.

More importantly, today's poll finds a notable shift among women in just the last month. In April, Obama was leading Romney by 6% among women. No other group saw an 8 point shift in their support.

Turns out women's top concern is the same as men's: The economy. All the contrived outrage about contraceptives and women's health can't mask the fact that 73% of voters listed either the economy or the federal deficit as their number on issue. Looks like its going to be a long, hot summer for Team Obama.

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