This leaves a lot of room for someone else to claim that all the disaffected electoral fealty from both parties. That just might happen: "As a result," adds the GQR study, "more people are volunteering they will vote for a third party candidate for President."
Never since the Civil War broke out has the national condition screamed as loudly that change in how political business is conducted is long overdue. The Republicans have never before been held in such low esteem outside the antebellum South, hemorrhaging support from independents and seniors. The Democrats aren't doing better, burdened by their poor showing in repairing the Bush economic collapse. Obama himself is losing support of the voters, including those outside of his base demographic, because he's seen as weak and "increasingly unable to affect positive change." With the House under hostile GOP majority, this is a no brainer to anyone but the current and clueless Occupant of the Oval Office.
As the GQR and PPP studies reveal, Obama remains in the race solely due to the sorry slate of slackers the Republicans have running. I'm hardly alone in questioning why the Republican Party continues to allow all these losers to campaign. Conservative columnist Norman Podhoretz decries the flock of flacks running as Republicans as not being "serious leaders", and even chides the Flavor of the Week (or is it the WEAK?) Candidate "Herb" Cain over his "smoke in your face" TV ad. "Enough with the foolishness," he orders. "Stop it. Stop it now."
But just as Obama doesn't heed his voter base, neither are the GOP contenders listening to their party veterans like Podhoretz. The RNC apparently even sent Karl Rove out to FOX to try to derail Cain, complaining that Cain “created an image of him not being up for this task...for being President." This odd state of affairs has columnist Joe Gandelman wondering "in November 2012 voters will mutiny against one party — or both[?]"
This voter has long adhered to this "both" conclusion. The 2012 race isn't about the issues as the voters see them, but is instead a contest of blocs of Big Money vying for control of the political process while using us against us.
On the one side is Wall Street, beset in the streets by the Occupy Movement and in the shadows by the energy sector. The Wall Streeters bought the White House for Barack Obama, who repaid their gift of being made a part of history by shoveling trillions of of YOUR tax dollars -in fact and in promise- to ensure that Wall Street accounts didn't begin to resemble those of the average foreclosed homeowner due to the borrowing by the federal government to fund the Bush oil wars.