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Obama losing some support among nervous Dems

by Bob in Breckenridge ( 18 Comments › )
Filed under Barack Obama, Democratic Party, Economy, Healthcare, Socialism at July 18th, 2009 - 4:21 pm

NEW YORK — Could it be that President Barack Obama’s Midas touch is starting to dull a bit, even among members of his own party?

Conservative House Democrats are balking at the cost and direction of Obama’s top priority, an overhaul of the nation’s health care system. A key Senate Democrat, Max Baucus of Montana, complains that Obama’s opposition to paying for it with a tax on health benefits “is not helping us.”

Another Democrat, Rep. Dan Boren of Oklahoma, tells his local newspaper that Obama is too liberal and is “very unpopular” in his district.

From his first days in office, Obama’s popularity helped him pass the landmark $787 billion stimulus package and fueled his ambitious plans to overhaul the nation’s health care system and tackle global warming.

Obama continues to be comparatively popular. But now recent national surveys have shown a measurable drop in his job approval rating, even among Democrats. A CBS news survey out this week had his national approval rating at 57 percent, and his standing among Democrats down 10 percentage points since last month, from 92 percent to 82 percent.

With the economy continuing to sputter and joblessness on the rise, many of Obama’s staunchest Democratic supporters are anxious for his agenda to start bearing fruit.

“We are eager and impatient, so you’re seeing a little bit of that,” said Chris Redfern, chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party. “Elections have results, and those in the base are the most anxious to achieve what’s promised in the election. That’s why Democrats are showing some impatience in reaching our goal.”

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18 Responses to “Obama losing some support among nervous Dems”
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  1. krik_t_semaj
    1 | July 18, 2009 5:28 pm

    Without an alternative to zero nothing else matters. Arnold claims to be a Republican, California is mega-fucked.

    I’m worried that any backlash about Government spending might create the same dynamics that erected Bill Clinton.

    I hope Palin resonates, if not then perhaps we deserve what we have sown.


    (Oh, and the Queegiferous sycophants will dump Israel before 10/1/2010). I hope not.

  2. no2liberals
    2 | July 18, 2009 6:45 pm

    I can’t remember on which talk radio show it was on, I think it was Bill Bennett’s show, but the guest was discussing B-HO’s current approval rating.
    He stated that it was below 52%, on which poll I don’t know, which would indicate that the erosion of his approval was now into those who actually voted for him, most likely so-called moderates. At such a rapid rate of decline, in such a short period, he will be stuck with an approval rating from only the most hardcore lefties by next year.
    The guest also said that is why B-HO is so desperate to get ObamaCare and Crap and Tax passed, as he knows he will not have the political capital in the fall to get it done.
    I’m summarizing, the guest was much better in his explano, and sounded reasonable.

  3. Bob in Breckenridge
    3 | July 18, 2009 7:01 pm

    re: #2 by no2liberals

    N2L, I believe that was a Rasmussen poll.

  4. no2liberals
    4 | July 18, 2009 7:08 pm

    re: #3 by Bob in Breckenridge
    It may have been the interview with Scott Rasmussen on Hannity the other night.
    I was very busy this past week, so things sort of ran together.

  5. no2liberals
    5 | July 18, 2009 7:09 pm

    Bob, a question.
    Wouldn’t hyperlinks make a nicer appearance in your post?

  6. BuddyG
    6 | July 18, 2009 7:16 pm

    The Obama agenda finally stumbles

    Let’s Celebrate
    It’s Vader Time

  7. 7 | July 18, 2009 8:59 pm

    In other words, the Blue-dogs are starting to hear from their non-crazy constituents, and are sweating re-election.

    The GOP had better make sure they have a decent candidate in 2012, and a decent alternative plan in 2010, if they want to capitalise on this like they could.

  8. 8 | July 18, 2009 9:04 pm

    re: #7 by tqcincinnatus

    I predict that in 2012, the Republican Party will assume that Obama will win and put up another old guy that’s been in the REpublican Party for eons, like they did in 96 with Dole against Clinton.

    Meanwhile COnservatives will be told to get to the back of the bus while the REpublican Party tries to leech away mushbrain liberal voters by moving to the left again.

    More Conservatives will finally cross over the line of “I’ve had enough” and start voting 3rd party and each Republican loss will be blamed on the conservatives for not voting liberal rather than being PROPERLY placed at the feet of the rnc for moving to the left.

  9. no2liberals
    9 | July 18, 2009 10:16 pm

    re: #6 by BuddyG
    Those storm troopers can get down with it.

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  10. Bob in Breckenridge
    10 | July 18, 2009 10:34 pm

    re: #5 by no2liberals

    I do it that way for a specific reason. Shoot me an email and I’ll explain why I do it that way.

  11. jakee308
    11 | July 19, 2009 12:22 am

    re: #10 by Bob in Breckenridge

    Oooh, Oooh. I know, I know. (waves hand and jumps up and down).

    It’s because this shows the clickee EXACTLY where the link will take them. (although this usually will show up in ones info bar at the bottom of ones’ browser when the mouse is hovered over the link).

    Am I right? huh,huh. and do I get a prize?

  12. Ben_Dover
    12 | July 19, 2009 2:17 am


    In other words, the Blue-dogs are starting to hear from their non-crazy constituents, and are sweating re-election.

    You do have a point.


    Maybe it’s time for a 3rd party?

  13. zeebeach
    13 | July 19, 2009 5:27 am

    re: #12 by Ben_Dover

    IMO we don’t need a 3rd party. That way disaster lies. Remember Ross Perot? We need to work hard to get the GOP back to where we want it. The 3rd party option just culls the “right wing extremists” to the 3rd party in the minds of the vast moderate independents.

    We need to get back to conservative fundamentals and support candidates that represent us.

  14. sk
    14 | July 19, 2009 2:37 pm

    People should visit and see that Hussein’s popularity has dropped alarmingly (for the Dems). Unfortunately, I can’t superimpose this pattern on that from other first-time presidents to see how they differ.

    Also, one can view on that site the “right direction, wrong track” (RDWT) poll data. These data should also not be very comforting to the Dems. Obama was supposed to herald in a time of “change,” but I expect the net score on RDWT to become progressively worse.

  15. no2liberals
    15 | July 19, 2009 7:27 pm

    House reverses Obama on car dealerships -- they remain open.

    Tucked away in the bill is a provision that is a bit of extortion: No money can be used to obtain a financial ownership in any car manufacturer if that manufacturer deprives a car dealer of its economic right under its dealer agreement. Thump!

  16. no2liberals
    16 | July 19, 2009 7:43 pm

    An excellent post by my internet bud, Robbie, at Urban Grounds. It illustrates so much about Texans, especially in our small towns.
    Trip Report: PGR Funeral Mission for Spc. Joshua Farris.

  17. sk
    17 | July 19, 2009 7:55 pm

    Regarding realclearpolitics, here is the pattern of Obama’s job approval.

  18. no2liberals
    18 | July 19, 2009 8:18 pm

    re: #17 by sk
    I emailed one of my daughters earlier, concerning the Fordham study that rated the polls from the 2008 Presidential election.

    Fordham just released their analysis of the poll accuracy in the 2008 Presidential election.
    #1 Most Accurate -- Rasmussen
    #17 -- Gallup
    The bottom 4 pollsters after Gallup were Reuters-CBSNews -- NYTimes -- Newsweek.

    You have probably already guessed which polling service I trust the most.

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