posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 03:56 PM
I wouldn't read too much into the head to head results for one simple reason. We're not in a presidential campaign cycle. As it stands right now,
Obama simply has far more media attention and far more ability to get his message out than any of his potential opponents. Not only that, but most
people are generally unwilling to admit a mistake, and unless they're *really* unhappy with him, some of his 2008 supporters probably won't
commit to a vote against him just yet (although its just as big a problem for him if they choose not to vote at all).
The best indicator of his 2012 chances will be the results of the 2010 election. If the Democrats suffer a major defeat, which appears increasingly
likely, it will be a clear indicator that the public is not at all happy with the direction that Obama and his party have taken the country. He
could still recover in time to be re-elected if that happens, but it would require him to shift significantly rightward and towards the political
middle ground, something I believe he will be quite unwilling to do.
[edit on 22-1-2010 by vor78]