We can pronounce the long GOP campaign to frame Barack Obama as somehow ‘foreign’ as complete failure. In a new Reuters/Ipsons Reuters/Ipsos poll of 1,600 likely voters, Americans saw Obama as ‘better representing America’ than Mitt Romney by double digits! I wonder, in fact, if the Culture Wars are not over. White European men are no longer the latent American identity!
Which better represents America? Obama 48%, Romney 38%
Obama comes out ahead both on soft issues about who has the better values, and on hard ones like who is tougher or who has the better economic plan! He really has taken over both key Democratic and Republican issues:
Which is tough enough for the job? Obama 45%, Romney 38%
Which has the right values? Obama 47%, Romney 37%
Who would better lead the economy? Obama 42%, Romney 38%
Has a better plan to create jobs? Obama 44%, Romney 39%
A Quinnipiac poll found that only 1 in 10 voters thought they might see something in the debates that would change their minds.
Newt Gingrich’s sneer about Kenyan postcolonials, the string of snide hinting around that Obama is a secret Muslim, the whole machinery of Rupert Murdoch’s Massive Lie Machines (Fox, Wall Street Journal, etc.), have crashed and burned.
Best represents America? That’s priceless.