According to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey conducted last week, the percentage of people who view President Obama “very negatively” has more than doubled since he was elected. Over the same time period, the number of those who view the Democratic Party “very negatively” has increased by three-quarters, while the number of those viewing the Republican Party “very negatively” has dropped slightly.
…they still seem very passive about it all. Everything is done to them; they have done nothing themselves, for good or ill. Which leads them to, among other things, to sum up an entire year of their party’s constant and deliberate pushing of multiple unpopular strategies as being a year when “the left slept.” Trust me: if the Left had slept there wouldn’t be a Republican Governor in New Jersey and a Republican Senator in Massachusetts right now.
PS: Virginia was always going to swing back, I think. Tim Kaine was just a little too brand-wrecking, and the Democratic options for replacing him weren’t attractive enough.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.