Wow, what a shock Barack Obama and the Democrats slipping in yet another poll. The backlash and unpopular view against Barack Obama is now beginning to snowball and take on a life of its own. Remember when Obama said that it would just take a little while for the people to warm up to Obamacare? Opposition to Obamacare is rising and polls are now over 50% apposed.
President Barack Obama’s national standing has slipped to a new low after his victory on the historic health care overhaul, even in the face of growing signs of economic revival, according to the latest Associated Press-GfK poll.
The survey shows the political terrain growing rockier for Obama and congressional Democrats heading into midterm elections, boosting Republican hopes for a return to power this fall.
Just 49 percent of people now approve of the job Obama’s doing overall, and less than that — 44 percent — like the way he’s handled health care and the economy. Last September, Obama hit a low of 50 percent in job approval before ticking a bit higher. His high-water mark as president was 67 percent in February of last year, just after he took office.
The news is worse for other Democrats. For the first time this year, about as many Americans approve of congressional Republicans as Democrats — 38 percent to 41 percent — and neither has an edge when it comes to the party voters want controlling Congress. Democrats also have lost their advantage on the economy; people now trust both parties equally on that, another first in 2010.
Full polling roundup at Real Clear Politics, all bad for Dems.
All polling is heading South for Obama and Democrats. The people are losing and have lost complete trust.
Democrats have also lost long-time edges in party approval and trust on the economy. Phil Klein at the American Spectator notes this is the “8th straight national poll showing opposition to ObamaCare at 50% or higher.”
Real Clear Politics asks, how bad could it be for Obama and Democrats in 2010 midterm elections? With Democrats in denial, or worse knowing they are going to lose power and trying to do everything imaginable against the will of the people and the polls to pass legislation before the midterm elections … November appears to have the making of a political Democrat turkey shoot.
Though Election Day is still months away, pundits have already begun to speculate on possible outcomes for this year’s midterms. There’s a general consensus that Democrats will lose seats in November, but beyond that opinions vary widely on how big those losses might be. Some argue that because of the advance notice, passage of health care, and an improving economy (or some combination of all three), Democrats will be able to limit their losses significantly. Others are predicting a repeat of 1994, when Democrats lost 50+ seats and control of the House.
Democrats have wished away the anger of the American people and stated that the mood of the country will be different in November 2010. They have stated that the Tea Party peaked too soon. They could never have been more wrong. Could Democrats actually lose 100 seats in the House? Could there be a Tea Party tsunami? The magic eight ball points more to yes than no, all one has to do is look at the historic data and the anger in the country.
This year, five different polling companies have put Republicans in the lead for the generic ballot in the last two weeks alone – one reason why Michael Barone calls this the worst polling environment for Democrats “during my 50 years of following politics closely.” The RCP Average has Republicans leading Democrats by 2.8 points on the generic ballot test. That should equate roughly to a 225-seat Republican majority (Republicans won the national vote by 5 points in 1994), which would almost represent a 50-seat pickup.
But many of these polls survey registered voters. Polling among likely voters, such as Rasmussen Reports, shows Republicans up by about 8-10 points, which would probably represent a seventy-seat pickup.
We have said for months that there would be a historic wipe out of Democrats in the midterms the likes of Biblical proportions. All one had to do is be among the people, hear the comments, read emails, and actually listen to WE THE PEOPLE.
You do not vote Republicans into Senate seats like Scott Brown in Massachusetts to fill a Kennedy seat without a reason. A Blue state like New Jersey does not go Red and vote a Republican in, if there is not real anger. Across the country, in state after state after state Democrats are behind in polls for House and Senate seats.
The Republicans lead in the generic ballot over Democrats by 9. Obama has done nothing but go back on campaign promises that got him elected. He is not a moderate, Obama is a left-wing ideologue. His record spending did not create jobs and keep unemployment at 8%. Obamacare was not bipartisan or anything what the people wanted. And Obama’s continued apologies for America are growing thin with the people.
Obama and the Democrats have all but lose the independent vote. When more people side with the Tea Party, that has been demonized by Democrats and MSM, that President Obama … Democrats, you got a real problem.
See you in November!