Walter Williams said Obama will be elected to a second term here. However, the economy my rule the day in the election booth. The poll was of registered voters, it could be worse if the poll was likely voters.
President Barack Obama is in a fragile position as the 2012 campaign begins: Only 37 percent of registered voters approve of his handling of the economy, his lowest rating ever, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll.
Another ominous sign for Obama: By nearly 2-1, voters disapprove of how he’s handling the federal budget deficit, expected to hit a record $1.5 trillion this fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30.
“It’s a real caution sign … the four-year lease on the White House is very much dependent on how people end up looking at the economy,” said Lee Miringoff, the director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, which performed the survey.
More details here and here. Obama's regulatory agencies (EPA,DOE,DOT) continue to shoot his chances for an economic recovery in the foot, maybe even both feet. No economic recovery and the lease on the White House will not be renewed for Obama.