President Obama's Slip

NCPA chairman and former presidential candidate Pete du Pont explains what President Obama’s slip in the polls means to the GOP hopefuls.


by Pete du Pont

Source: Wall Street Journal

The Iowa Republican presidential candidate debate was very well done. Fox News people had good questions, Republican presidential candidates had good answers, and there was very little of the candidate nastiness that we had seen in earlier debates. The most successful candidates seemed to be Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney. Rick Santorum was nearly as good, and Rick Perry did better than he had been in the past.

What should be encouraging all of the Republican candidates is the lead a generic Republican has over President Barack Obama in the latest polls. The National Journal's December 15th Ron Brownstein piece—"Where Obama Has Slipped"—has even more encouraging news for the Republican candidates:

 

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