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PPP Finds Democrats Aren’t Winning Over Obama Skeptics . . . Anywhere.


It seems we get some stunning poll result every hour now.

From Public Policy Polling:

How big of a problem is Obama’s unpopularity for Democratic candidates? We’re finding that almost no one who disapproves of the President is planning to vote Democratic for key offices this year . . . We’re finding that Democratic candidates are doing only as well as the President’s approval numbers. And with a majority of voters disapproving of Obama in most states that’s a really, really big problem for the party this fall.

I’m reminded of Rep. Marion Berry, Arkansas Democrat, and his recollection of Obama’s analysis of why Democrats wouldn’t experience another 1994-like blowout: “Well, the big difference here and in ’94 was you’ve got me.”

Yes . . . indeed they do, Mr. President. Indeed they do.

Oh, and PPP finds a majority of likely voters in Maine disapprove of the job Obama is doing.

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