Behind closed doors, Republicans must be having hissy fits after the results of the latest Pew research poll came out, because those results would seem to indicate that three years of constant obstruction, conspiracy theorizing and promoting, and a complete and utter renunciation of former conservative principles, such as tax cuts, etc., are not going to pay off for the GOP after all:
In 2008, Obama won 49 percent of men; Pew finds him with 45 percent against Romney. Against McCain, Obama won 56 percent of women; Pew finds him drawing 59 percent against Romney. Among white men, Pew finds Obama's support slipping from 41 percent in 2008 to 36 percent now (with all of the decline coming among white men without a college degree, the toughest audience throughout his presidency.) Among white women, though, Pew finds Obama rising from 46 percent in 2008 to 52 percent against Romney—and recording gains among both college-plus women (whom he carried last time) and the working-class "waitress moms" who strongly preferred McCain.
We have a long way to go until November, but at this point, I’m cautiously optimistic.