From Steve Deace:
If this election were purely a referendum on Obama there would be little doubt he would lose. However, if the campaign continues on its current path he will not. If the election were held today there is little doubt Obama would win. In fact, there’s a better chance Obama would lose the popular vote than Mitt Romney would attain the 270 Electoral College votes necessary to win the presidency.
And that is entirely the fault of Romney and his etch-a-sketch campaign.
Although conservatives are largely united behind the “anybody but Obama” mantra, the average American is not wired that way. The average American sees few distinctions between Republicans and Democrats, and distrusts them both equally. Sadly, the GOP has done plenty to feed that stereotype over the past few years, with several examples most of us that call ourselves conservatives are painfully aware of.