Newsmax/Zogby Poll: Scott Brown Could Beat Obama If Presidential Election Held Today

It just keeps getting better for Barack Hussein Obama as a Newsmax/Zogby poll shows that if a presidential election were held today, brand spanking new but not even sworn in yet U.S. Senator from Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown very well could beat the current disaster in chief in a head to head matchup. Ouch.

This comes on the heels of another recent poll showing that after only one year in office and starting out with some of the highest approval numbers of any newly elected president, the majority of Americans would vote against a second term for Obama if the 2012 election were held today. Ouch again.

What a perfect occasion to introduce Glenn McCoy’s most recent and very appropriate cartoon…


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newsmax.com–A stunning new poll conducted by Newsmax/Zogby reveals that Massachusett’s new Republican Sen.-elect Scott Brown could defeat President Barack Obama in a presidential election.

The Newsmax/Zogby poll released Tuesday found that the pair would be statistically deadlocked if the presidential election took place today.

The poll indicates surprisingly weak support for the president among independent voters, who favor the tyro Brown by 48.6 percent to 36 percent in a hypothetical matchup against Obama.

Mark McKinnon, the respected political strategist who created former President George W. Bush’s successful television ad campaigns in 2000 and 2004, told Newsmax that the survey results should trigger alarms for Team Obama.

“The real problem for Obama is that he has lost the middle, and losing the middle means losing independents,” McKinnon said. “And it is independents that are responsible for swinging elections one way or the other in this country. So if you lose independents, you’re going to lose the presidency.”

The poll asked likely voters: “If the election for president of the United States were held today and the only candidates were Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Scott Brown, for whom would you vote?”

Based on the 4,163 responses, Obama leads Brown by 46.5 percent to 44.6 percent. That amounts to a statistical tie because the Zogby survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.5 percent….

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