Race for Presidency Tied Heading into Democratic National Convention
This week is very important for current President Barack Obama’s campaign as it enters the week of the Democratic National Convention locked in a deadlocked race against Mitt Romney the Republican presidential candidate. The convention this week could give Obama the opportunity to jump ahead of Romney in the race during the convention ceremonies.
The Democrats will nominate Obama this week for his second term as president. Currently polls show the race is tied at 45% each for the two candidates amongst likely voters. The new findings from an online poll judged the attitudes of voters during the convention periods.
Obama is in Boulder, Colorado and Romney was in New Hampshire off the campaign trail visiting family. Both are preparing for their three October debates. Obama wants to generate the kind of enthusiasm he did in 2008 that helped propel him to win the election. However, the task this time around has been much tougher as Americans struggle with high unemployment and a weakened economy.
Obama must show why electing him to office for four more years would be more beneficial to the U.S. people and the economy than the previous four years has been the president. His campaign aides have struggled to answer whether the overall American public is better off today than it was four years ago when Obama took office.
Democrats have argued that President Obama inherited the bad economy from the previous president George Bush.
Last week, a poll conducted showed that Obama was in front of Romney 46% to 42%. However, the Republican convention has given Romney a small boost, which vaulted him into a tie with the President.
On Thursday, Obama will accept his party’s nomination and that could help give him a bounce in popularity. It is likely that the percentages will change during the week and most of all after Obama’s speech on Thursday night.