Scandals Bode Ill for Dems
Jonathan Weisman and Matthew Wald write in The New York Times, “Since last year’s elections, Republicans in Congress have struggled for traction on their legislative efforts, torn between conservatives who drove the agenda after the 2010 landslide and new voices counseling a shift in course to reflect President Obama’s re-election and the 2012 loss of Republican seats in the House and the Senate.” Enter the | Read More »
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Is Obama more like Harry Truman or Gerald Ford?
Gallup’s latest data paints a potentially dire picture for Barak Obama, but not one so dire that it prevents Democrats from whistling past the graveyard. To recap: Obama’s job approval is down to a miserable 38% in the latest Gallup Poll. But Democrats will point to the fact that his personal favorable ratings are still above 50% according to the latest Real Clear Politics average. | Read More »
Understanding Debt Ceiling Attitudes
While President Obama claims that 80% of Americans want to see their taxes increased to address the Federal deficit, Congress continues to debate raising the debt ceiling and we close in on the highly publicized August 2nd deadline to avoid a government default, there are several points that need to be made to keep claims of public support in context. First, significant numbers of Americans | Read More »
Net Obama Convention Bounce: Zero.
We are, at long last, getting the first of the polling conducted entirely after the DNC Convention and the announcement of Sarah Palin as John McCain’s running mate. This polling is telling a consistent story: whatever bounce Obama may have gotten from the convention and the greatest speech in political history*, it has completely evaporated with the announcement of Sarah Palin as John McCain’s running | Read More »