July 9, 2010

WHY WON'T THE DANG PIG EVER STAY IN THE POKE?:

Democrats battle independents' weakening support of Obama and Congress (Dan Balz, 7/08/10, Washington Post)

Of all the problems Democrats face this fall, none may be more challenging than trying to win back the support of independent voters.

President Obama has been going backward with independents for more than a year, and the Democrats stand to suffer the effects in the November elections. The Gallup organization reported this week that just 38 percent of independents now approve of the job Obama is doing, the lowest point in his presidency and down from 56 percent a year ago. [...]

What caused the defection of a group that stood solidly with the Democrats in 2008, as well as in 2006, when the party was returned to power in Congress? The factors include dissatisfaction with the economy, a rebellion against the president's agenda and disappointment that Obama hasn't delivered on his campaign promises to change the culture of Washington.


He was doing just fine...until he had to govern...

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 9, 2010 5:58 AM
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