Eighteen weeks and counting to go until the November election and Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential wanna-be Willard Mitt Romney’s campaign has been rocked by the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamcare) which was patterned after Romneycare in Massachusetts; right down to the individual mandate penalty which SCOTUS declared was a tax forcing Romney to either admit he instituted a tax increase while Governor of Massachusetts, or to attempt a flip-flop and claim it’s a penalty in Massachusetts but a tax on the national level, predictably, he chose the latter.
Willard’s also dealing with increasing pressure from fellow Republicans to shake up his campaign staff, and his wife Ann’s now claiming he’s seriously considering a female running mate as VP.
So, how does the GOTP candidate stand up against the President?
The current favorability of the candidates, according to the latest CNN/Opinion Research poll of registered voters conducted from 28 Jun – 01 Jul 12, shows the President with a 54% favorability rating compared to Romney’s 49%.
So, who’s more electable right now?
In the most recent viable’ poll(s) – which are any group other than FOX News or Rasmussen (which are always skewed to the right) – the most current Gallup Tracking poll of registered voters conducted 27 Jun – 3 Jul 12, if the general election were held today:
President Obama 48/Romney 44
The most recent CNN/Opinion Research poll of registered voters conducted 28 Jun – 1 Jul 12, if the general election were held today:
President Obama 49/Romney 46
And finally, the most recent Newsweek/Daily Beast poll of likely voters conducted 28 Jun 12, if the general election were held today:
President Obama 47/Romney 44
If the general election was held today, Willard Mitt Romney still loses to President Obama in the general election.
How big would Willard lose? Well, if the General Election were held today, the Electoral College totals based on all available current poll numbers: