October 18, 2011

THE WEAK HORSE:

Where Barack Obama's independent problem began (GLENN THRUSH & JAMES HOHMANN, 10/18/11, Politico)

With a recent Quinnipiac University Poll showing Obama's job approval continuing to fall among Virginia's independent voters - they disapprove 62 - 29 percent, compared to a 56 - 38 percent disapproval among independents nationally - several explanations are offered up. [...]

But compared to other states, Viriginia's economy is in relatively good shape - its 6.3 percent unemployment rate is well below the 9.1 percent national average. So pollsters see a larger issue than simply the bad economic times working against Obama - not just in Virginia, but in other states as well.

"His inability to get things done in Congress since the midterms, makes him look like a weak leader to independents," said Peter Brown of Quinnipiac. "In 2008 everybody was angry and he offered hope. In 2011, everyone's still angry and they are giving up hope in him."

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