President Barack Obama goes from “The One” to THE ANCHOR.
Following the 2008 Presidential election Barack Obama was touted as “The One”, a rock start and the Obamamessiah. That was then and this is now. Democrat pollster Stan Greenberg has some grim news for Democrats. Believe it or not, polling data shows that Democrats are in worse shape for the 2012 elections than the shellacking they took in the 2010 midterm elections. Democrats have President Barack Obama to thank. Obama might as well be cement shoes on the feet of the Democrat party. Greenberg has Obama losing to either GOP Presidential candidate Rick Perry or Mitt Romney.
One of the Democratic party’s leading pollsters released a survey of 60 Republican-held battleground districts today painting an ominous picture for Congressional Democrats in 2012. The poll shows Democratic House candidates faring worse than they did in the 2010 midterms, being dragged down by an unpopular president who would lose to both Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Mitt Romney.
Pollster Stan Greenberg released the poll with some sugary spin for Democrats, downplaying the results by arguing that the president’s jobs plan will improve the party’s fortunes.
In 60 battleground districts polled by Greenberg, the data showed that there was not an anti-incumbent sentiment. Instead there was a definite backlash against Democrats. Of course this follows similar data from Rasmussen
Instead of an overall anti-incumbent sentiment impacting members of both parties, voters are taking more of their anger out on Democrats. When voters were asked whether they’re supporting the Republican incumbent or a Democratic candidate, 50 percent preferred the Republican and just 41 percent backed the Democrat.
Voters in these districts said they were more supportive of Republicans than they were during the 2010 midterms, when 48 percent said they backed the Republican candidate and 42 percent said they backed the Democrat. (Republicans won 55 percent of the overall vote in these 60 battleground districts, while Democrats took 43 percent.) In 2010, Republicans netted 63 House seats – their best showing since 1948.
Obama and Democrats like DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz can act like nothing is wrong all they want, Democrat pollster Stan Greenberg knows better. When an incumbent President has a job approval rating in the low 40′s, unemployment is consistently above 9% and a sitting Democrat President has lost ground with all voting demographics, including Jews and blacks …
Houston Democrats, you have a problem.
Full polling data from the Greenberg-Carville poll can be seen HERE.
Putting a “sugary-spin” to such terrible polling data takes a trained professional to even attempt to make sugar from sh&t and Obama polling numbers from 48/47 approval/disapproval rating in the surveyed districts to a 41/55 today. YIKES! As Red State opines, why would any Democrat want a political campaign visit and stump speech from Obama? Unless for some reason you drew the sort straw. Seriously, how does any Democrat in a competitive, swing district have Obama come to their district or state? What is Obama going to stump about that will inspiring voters, the economy, the federal deficit, the unemployment rate, Obamacare? Look for many districts that were once considered safe for Democrats to be in play in 2012. Democrat Senators in battleground states like Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Missouri and Virginia will find hanging on to these seats, difficult at best.
EXIT QUESTION: If the 2010 midterm election was a shellacking, what would you call the 2012 election when Democrats lose the Presidency, control of the US Senate and further loses in the House?
Posted September 22, 2011 by Scared Monkeys
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