My husband, who will vote for Mitt, keeps reminding me that back in 2008, I kept telling him to ignore head-to-head polls, favorables/unfavorables, and anything except right track/wrong track stats. By that measure, President Obama is currently not doing well, with wrong track voters at about 61%, and right track voters at only about 32%.
But I think voters also realize that just because they think the country is on the wrong track doesn’t mean they should vote for Mitt. I’m convinced they recognize that in addition to the right track and the wrong track, there is a “more wrong” track, and that is where the Mitt express would take us.
It’s the track that Europe’s on right now, and the GOP is all for the sort of drastic austerity that would take us further away from the right track.
Sorry to hear this is Lars’ decision.