Barack Obama, President Obama — October 12, 2011 at 2:19 pm

President Obama is winning the war of public opinion


Yesterday, I wrote about how President Obama is surging in the latest PPP poll (favorability rating up 11 points, job approval rating up 6 points) and how the Republicans are completely tanking (down 15 points.) This, right here, is the major reason why:

That’s the front page of The Cinncinnati Enquirer this morning with the blaring headline: “GOP kills jobs package”. By the way, that’s the hometown newspaper of none other than Republican House Speaker John Boehner.

Here’s one from Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s state, also on the front page:

Here’s one from Texas (Waco Tribune-Herald), also on the front page:

Here’s one from Wyoming (Laramie Boomerang), also front page:

You get the picture. So does America. To the extent that Americans generally don’t pay much attention to politics but glance at headlines and take their lead from the media, that first one from Ohio makes for a pretty effective campaign poster.

And it’s no accident.